About me

Hello, my name’s Graham Jones, I’m a British astrophysicist and English teacher based in Japan.

I have a BSc in Astrophysics from Royal Holloway, University of London; I’m currently doing an online MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement at the University of Edinburgh; and I teach at the University of Shiga Prefecture near Kyoto.

My recent published work includes chapters on Charles Darwin, Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud for “R.E.A.D.I.N.G.”, a Meiji University textbook (Seibido, 2015). I’ve previously taught in Argentina, Congo-Brazzaville, Indonesia, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain and Turkey.


In the 1990s I worked for the Conservatives (one of the main political parties in the UK) as constituency agent for two members of parliament. In the 2000s I was a director, company secretary and part-owner of Language is Everything Ltd, a UK-based interpreting and translation company.


Why is my web site called Ten Sentences? The name was inspired by Abraham Lincoln. His Gettysburg Address is one of the great examples of the power and beauty of language – and it contains just ten sentences.

The image in the header on the top all these pages is from Jessie Eastland’s Flying Blue Sunrise. My favicon is from Jordan Lye’s Solar eclipse on Penang Bridge.