|Rosalind Jones is a graduate of London University where she gained a Joint Honours degree in Geology and Zoology. From 1967 – 1968 she was a Scientific Assistant firstly at the Geological Museum, then at the Natural History Museum, Kensington, London. She married in 1968 and began a school teaching career lasting 22 years, firstly as a biology teacher at the Marist Convent in Ascot, Berkshire, then as geology and geography teacher for 10 years at Wellington College, in Crowthorne, Berkshire. During that time she was a co-leader of an expedition to the Alamut Valley, Iran, in 1972, as well as co-leader of annual training expeditions and field courses to Mull and other areas of Britain between 1971 and 1991.
Hobby farming played an important part in her life at Wellington College where for nine years Rosalind, her husband and family, kept goats, pigs, cows, chickens, geese, and ducks, and grew their own vegetables and fruit. They ‘commuted’ to and from Mull with their menagerie.
Rosalind Jones had her home on the Isle of Mull where she lived from 1972 until 2010, but now she is resident in rural Normandy, France, where wildlife abounds.
Her other interests include: Photography, walking in the country and mountains, silk painting, gardening, reading widely, and travel.