I am an undergraduate student at Imperial College London. I have just finished my second year studying biology which I thoroughly enjoyed. I got on brilliantly with both fellow students and staff alike and am looking forward to next year. I grew up on my Dad's farm in a little town called Uckfield around fifty miles south of London. My Mother is an artist, specilising in ceramics.
I am and always will be an avid Rock climber, I have met hundreds of very interesting people through this sport and it has taken me all over the world (or Europe at any rate). I am also an active member of the [Imperial College Mountaineering Club] and have [written articals published in Felix for the Club.] Recently though work commitments have reduced the amount of time I spend training, so my grade has plateaud.
I'm also into road cycling, It all started when I was seventeen and my mate Charlie decided it would be a good idea to cycle from Ayr in Scotland to his house in Eastbourne, Sussex and rather surprisingly it was! The six hundred mile trip across some of the hilliest terrain in England took eleven days. It was incredible and I got to know the other guys far too well. Also we raised over £1000 for charity. It all went to St Wilfred’s hospice who had looked after Charlie's granddad the previous year.
Another interest is Surfing, I’m a beginner still, so my board spends more time surfing me than the other way round! I started this summer when I visited some friends in Newkey.
Music. I am a fan of many bands and take full advantage of the London music scene. I love the new unsigned bands and anything artistic and experimental. Particularly I like Post-Punk and Electro.
Date of Birth 01/03/1986 (Cuckfield UK)
- E-mail John.Chattaway@imperial.ac.uk
- 2004 - Present BSc Biology with Microbiology at Imperial College London
- 2002 - 2004 : A-levels Biology Chemistry Physics Maths
- 1997 - 2002 : GCSEs loads
- Sports Climbing, Cycling, Surfing
- Travel Italy, Croatia, France, Spain, Malloraca, Scotland, America and Switzerland all through climbing