• Question: at what age did you want to be a scientists

    Asked by kira1998 to Loren, Toby, Sam, Jo on 25 Jun 2014.
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      Jo Nettleship answered on 25 Jun 2014:

      Hi kira1998,
      I was doing A levels so about 17/18 when I knew I wanted to do science. Before that I liked it but I also liked other subjects. As well as science I did French at A level.

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      Tobias Warnecke answered on 25 Jun 2014:

      Hey kira1998,

      quite late. I only really figured out what I wanted to do when I was at uni. I was interested in biology, but also philosophy, politics, all kinds of things. But at uni it hit me that, with politics, for example, there are no right or wrong answers – just people arguing, often not very coherently… That’s when I decided that I wanted to do science

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      Loren Macdonald answered on 25 Jun 2014:

      Hi Kira,

      I guess as I wanted to be a doctor originally, probably from the age of about 12. But my interests changed when I was 16 and got more interested in genetics and then, eventually, during my degree I decided it was definitely what I wanted to do.

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      Sam Lear answered on 25 Jun 2014:

      I was interested in lots of things growing up, but Chemistry was always the main thing for as long as I can remember. One of my favourite Christmas presents was a chemistry set!