Life for Ben Aston began in the Shire. He’s a Gloucester lad, born and bred; from a 6 person family who once resided somewhat happily together in Tuffley, suburbanshire.
Let’s dive deeper into that family provenance. His parents are both teachers and so he took on the mantle of pedagogy perhaps earlier than most. His younger brothers were lucky enough to have Ben develop various training schools for them, including sword fighting and a wide variety of martial arts including Karate and Judo from an assortment of teach yourself martial art books.
Ben’s early education began at the much lauded Treetops Nursery, where it was quickly identified he wasn’t very good at it.
His primary career started at Harewood but Ben soon found himself in an exciting experiment in home schooling by his parents, Jonathan and Sarah who later went on to launch, The School of the Lion.
A little later, he landed at St Peters R.C. High School where he became Head Student while having lots of fun and somehow scraping a few A Levels.
After taking a gap year working for Dstl in Strategic Analysis as a web developer, he realized that computer science was probably too ambitious, as he couldn’t do the math.
In the summer of 2002 he became an undergraduate of Politics and International Relations at the University of Sussex in Brighton. Three years later, after writing a few contentious essays, he discovered he had graduated. Along the way, he’d also spent a semester at City University in Hong Kong where Ben had unintentionally picked up a Canadian girlfriend.
One thing led to another and a year or so after Rebecca moved to England, Ben found he’d been married not just once (in Canada) but twice, the second time in England (for good measure). And as luck would have it, it was to the same wife.