• Question: how old where you when you first loved science

    Asked by Ella to Simon on 5 Nov 2018.
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      Simon Cork answered on 5 Nov 2018:


      I was quite young when I took a liking to science. My parents bought me some popup books on how the human body worked and I think that was when I first found it interesting. When I was younger, there was a scientist on TV called Robert Winston (a bit like the Brian Cox of his day) who presented a lot of programmes about how the body worked, and I really enjoyed these. Plus I wasn’t very good at other subjects such as English or art

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