• Question: how old were you when you first wanted to be a scientist?

    Asked by evamae to James, Freya on 5 Jan 2019. This question was also asked by suphellohi1928.
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      James Cole answered on 5 Jan 2019:

      I was always interested in the past. I grew up in Zimbabwe and was lucky enough to spend much of my childhood exploring the ancient ruins of Great Zimbabwe (google this and see something amazing) and related settlements. When I went to University (aged 19) to study Archaeology, I knew within a few weeks that this was the life for me. I then spent the next 10 years or so working to become a lecturer.