Chris Ashford

Abbey College Cambridge Teacher of Physics Chris Ashford

Chris was born in Bristol but grew up in South Oxfordshire. He attended King Alfred’s School in Wantage before reading undergraduate Natural Sciences at Magdalene College in Cambridge. After completing his masters in Experimental and Theoretical Physics, Chris did a PGCE at New College in Oxford.

During his teaching career Chris has worked at a comprehensive 11-18 secondary school in North Cambridgeshire as well as another independent sixth form college in Cambridge. He joined Abbey College Cambridge in September 2012 as Head of Physics.

In his spare time Chris likes to play the trombone in local bands, and he can regularly be seen performing on bandstands or at church fetes in the summer or Christmas carol concerts in the winter.