After graduating from Magdalen College, Oxford University, with a First in Mathematics, Owen taught at Highgate School in London for five years. He spent the following nine at Charterhouse, where he was heavily involved in theatre and music as well as coaching football and cricket. Owen joined Marlborough in September 2017.
Outside the classroom, he maintains a popular blog, Matheminutes, and is a keen clarinetist and composer. His Sonata for Bass Clarinet and Piano (2010) proved unexpectedly successful and has been performed worldwide since the Stuttgart Philharmonic’s Balthasar Hens selected it to open his album Piecen für Bassklarinette. Owen also enjoys performing amusing songs at the piano and took his one-man self-penned show The Funniest Number to the Brighton Fringe in 2016.
He lives with his wife, Rebecca, who teaches English at Marlborough, and their son.