• Question: How old were you when you started taking and interest in science?

    Asked by RMC to David on 14 Mar 2019.
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      David Whitworth answered on 14 Mar 2019:

      I have always been interested in science, as a child I loved dinosaurs and planets and the stars. For most of my school days though it was just a hobby, and I wanted to be an architect. When I got to 6th form though I suddenly changed my mind and wanted to study chemistry, I think it was all the cool experiments, explosions and fire. I enjoyed chemistry at 6th form and it was ok at university, but I didn’t do well in it. I travelled for a few years in Asia, and when I came back I went back to uni and studied astrophysics, which I love.