As well as being nuts about rocks, minerals, fossils (palaeontology) and natural disasters, John is naturally musical. He plays trumpet, drums and guitar amongst other things and was in a local band called Milo whilst at college in Sunderland.
He has abseiled off The Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland for charity and taken part in The Keilder Challenge, working as part of a mixed able-bodied and disabled group.
He also took part in quite a few school productions, including acting and singing in Guys and Dolls and 'Dracula Spectacular', where he played an innkeeper, complete with ledderhosen.
Actually, he loves dressing up...but his wife Nicola doesn't seem to mind. Luckily.
Click below to hear a sample of a Milo song.
Sundry embarassing photos of John...being (constantly) updated
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Click below for another sample of a Milo song.
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FAMILY HISTORY PICTURE GALLERY
He was on the Welfare Committee and rowed with Grey College Rowing Club. He also joined a university band as drummer. What a surprise!
John P. Morton BSc.(Hons.)
John graduated from Durham on 3rd July 2003 with a 2:1 in Environmental Geoscience.
The ceremony took place in and just outside of Durham Cathedral, on Palace Green.
Here are some pictures:
In early August 2003, John started work with an environmental firm called WSP. (He is in the Remediation part of the company) as an Environmental Geologist, working on cleaning up contaminated land. He loves it ! During the week he is often based in London, at the new Olympic site - travelling back to the North-East at weekends.
In April 2007, John and his long time girlfriend, Nicola, got married at St. John's church in Sunderland.