about Zoe Ainsworth-Grigg

Biography and C.V. born 1946

Before the birth of her first son, Zoe worked as chief cashier at Martins Bank in Stafford ( Manager Mr Cripwell). During her marriage Zoe worked for The Office of Population Census and Surveys as a freelance interviewer. She also volunteered as the treasurer of the Family Planning Association and Townswomens Guild. She studied with the Open University for a Humanities degree A100,A201,A101., taking an interest in art history and literature which has been life long interest. She has certificates for teaching literacy skills which she used while living in London. She later studied for a BA in humanities full time with majors in literature and film studies, also studied politicss, history.

Zoe has always taken voluntary positions to help in the community.

Zoe moved to London in 1983 to live with her parents at Colherne Court, London, SW5 she later moved to a flat in Eardley Crescent, Earl's Court, London.

Zoe worked in London on a temping basis at The Science Museum, and The British Medical Association ( 1 year), before a permanent job in the Central Office of Information where she worked for nine years.  She retired from there on medical grounds having had an invasive operation on her left shoulder which caused massive pain issues.

(recently a MRI scan revealed a hitherto unknown large benign tumour resting on a nerve in her shoulder.)

She then worked part time at RADICLE, a charity based at Diocesan House, London.(2 years)

During this time Zoe  volunteered as a neighbourhood mediator.

After the divorce with her husband in 1987 she met John Ainsworth in 1990 and they married in 2000.

She and her husband then retired to Somerset in 2002 and she then worked for Mediation Somerset in the office, also as a mediator.

During her lifetime Zoe has been a prolific writer and artist. She qualified in PC ArtTherapyskills. and also took a Diploma with the University of London in Psychoanalytic Psychology.

Zoe still tries to support community organisations on a voluntary basis and enjoys her art work.

She has fundraised for a charity called

www.purplefieldproductions.com raising circa £20000 of much needed seed money.

This charity was started by a Quaker in Ilminster and Zoe still supports it through www.giveasyoulive.com  

Latterly she has raised circa £2000 for Taunton Library and has invested in CICCIC Taunton  in a bond.


John and Zoe are members of the Green Party and work for a greener planet to combat climate change.  They also support Grandparents for a safe earth.












Kind regards

zoe ainsworth-grigg