• Question: What / who inspired you to have a career around science ?

    Asked by 764cara48 to Heather, Michael, Tim.M, Sarah, Rebecca, Rebecca, Omar, Ollie, Katie, Jennifer, Jonathan on 5 Feb 2018. This question was also asked by 844cara47, selinamackemsley, atoms365, rasik_7.
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      Rebecca Dewey answered on 5 Feb 2018:


      Other scientists! I remember watching the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on television and realising that I could be like them, being the first person to find out new science and make discoveries. I found that really exciting.

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      Sarah Finnegan answered on 6 Feb 2018:


      I was really interested in understanding how things worked! Eventually that interest became more focused on human biology after I got hold of a brilliant neuroscience textbook. After that I had an excellent lecturer at University who really brought the subject alive. He inspired me to find out more and to keep asking questions, and the best way I could do that way to take up a career as a research scientist. So I think it was a bit of brilliant teaching and a lot of curiosity that brought me to where I am now!

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      Jonathan Kay answered on 7 Feb 2018:


      A biography of Alexander Fleming and a lot of books about Pasteur.

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      Tim Millar answered on 8 Mar 2019:


      I saw a film on TV that was science based and it intrigued me. Then my deputy head suggested I should go to University, so i did. It was all very obvious after that, but untill she told me I should go, I never really considered it

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