Jonathan Sykes was born on the Island of Jersey, Channel Islands, in 1996. His mother is from the Island of Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, and his father was born in Uganda, then a Protectorate of the British Empire.
Educated at De La Salle College, Jersey, Sykes graduated in 2014, finding employment with Société Jersiaise, a learned society. During the period 2014 – 17, Sykes undertook the task of digitising some 12,000 pages of source material for the society, before taking a position with the Ministry of External Relations, Government of Jersey.
Beginning his degree in September 2016, Sykes continues to read BA History with Royal Holloway College, University of London, through their International programmes. He is due to graduate in 2019.
Sykes has membership to the
- Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland;
- Galton Institute (Life Member);
- Société Jersiaise.
Driven by an anthropological concern, Anthropos serves as his platform for independent investigation.