Sykes was born on the Island of Jersey, Channel Islands, in 1996. Educated at De La Salle College, he 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 Société, before taking a position with the Ministry of External Relations, Government of Jersey.
A member of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, and life member of the Galton Institute, Sykes continues to read History with Royal Holloway, University of London, through the University’s International programmes.
Inspired by the adventures of Thomas Wright Blakiston, an English explorer, naturalist, and ancestor of his, Sykes has developed an intrigue in the homo sapien in societies past and in those of the twenty-first century.
Driven by an anthropological concern, Anthropos serves as his platform for independent investigation.