• Question: What did you want to be when you were a child?

    Asked by charlottedevitt to Dalya, Derek, Sarah, Tim, Tom on 19 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Dalya Soond

      Dalya Soond answered on 17 Jun 2011:


    • Photo: Tim Millar

      Tim Millar answered on 17 Jun 2011:

      Probably the same as most boys, a footballer or Luke Skywalker (or really Han Solo)

    • Photo: Derek McKay-Bukowski

      Derek McKay-Bukowski answered on 17 Jun 2011:

      I’ve almost always wanted to work on radio telescopes.

      See my answer this other question: http://ias.im/42.158

    • Photo: Tom Crick

      Tom Crick answered on 18 Jun 2011:

      Probably a professional footballer, but these hopes were dashed in my teens! I’d always been interested in science, but only seriously considered as something to do as a career around GCSEs and A-levels.

    • Photo: Sarah Thomas

      Sarah Thomas answered on 19 Jun 2011:

      I went through all sorts of careers ideas!! I wanted to be a nurse, a teacher, a musician, an artist… My mum wanted me to be a hairdresser – I was sorry to disappoint her!! I also remember thinking I could be a stunt woman after our P7 trip and we got to do things like abseiling and rock climbing. The army always kind of appealed to me too and when I was 17, when I decided to go to uni instead. I thought I might join the army after my degree but I got into research instead.