Jonathan has degrees in Geography (Oxford), Open and Distance Education (Open University) and British History and the First World War (Birmingham & Wolverhampton) and is a graduate of the School of Communication Arts (London).
He had a career in video & TV production in the UK and France first and then moved to online education in 2000. He is interested in scenario-based interactive e-learning, and the use of 360,VR and video in education.
Like so many, Jonathan's passion and interest in the First World War developed through stories from his late grandfather, John Arthur Wilson MM, who served in the Machine Gun Corps on the Somme and at Third Ypres, before transferring to the RFC. Recently he researched the life of his great uncle William Nichol Wilson who served in the RFC and RAF only to be killed in a plane accident over Belgium in June 1919 six weeks before his 20th birthday. He had enlisted as an air mechanic age 17 and commissioned as a bomber pilot five months later.