Jason Travis is the father of three wonderful children and lives in Manchester but has also lived in Southampton, Oxford, Newport, Southampton Wales and Ethiopia.
A teacher who has also been a teacher trainer and a head teacher, Jason is also well travelled in Africa and Asia and has been actively involved in union campaigns, anti racism and various political projects.
Jason occasionally also finds time to go for walks or cycle rides in the countryside around Manchester or on the canal paths and disused railway lines of the city landscape and has run several times in 10k races and once in the London marathon where he beat the defending champion…
(not as impressive as it sounds as he withdrew meaning finishing even if in over five hours counts or so Jason likes to claim).
When he has some downtime, not east fitting gull time work around parenting three children and fairly obsessive political argumentations online, Jason likes to watch films, read literature and cook (though this can translate into being slumped out on the sofa waking up at 3 am wondering what actually happened in that film he fell asleep to).
A politically minded, rebellious, socialist (with severe anarchist leanings), anti-austerity, republican, and mystic, Jason is a popular science enthusiast, lover of mathematics and philosophy and self-confessed geek. He can spend hours talking about the meaning of life, whilst perusing second hand bookshops punctuated with cafe stops but all too often these days is dragged off by his children’s chants of, “This is boring!” to visits to parks or children’s play areas.
Jason likes a good debate and a good night out. Once he takes on a cause, he will fight with all his might.