• Question: how old where you when you began to be a scientist and how long have you been doing it for ?

    Asked by jesswebb to Duncan, Grant, Julie, Nik, Rachel on 19 Mar 2013. This question was also asked by dom1234, harvey2000.
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      Rachel Edwards-Stuart answered on 19 Mar 2013:

      At the age of 16 I took the decision to study the sciences instead of any other A-level. I’ve never looked back!

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      Julie Bland answered on 20 Mar 2013:

      Started to use science as part of my degree at 19 and then started a phd, I am now 23 so been 4 years!!! So not very long but hope I can be one for the rest of my life!!! Working as a scientist make u change the way you think, always asking why and wanting to know more it is addictive!

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      Duncan Gaskin answered on 20 Mar 2013:

      I guess I started doing my own experiments around the age of 10, and haven’t really stopped since then! So that’s 36 years of trying to answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions.