• Question: Who do you aspire to be like when you are older? xxxx

    Asked by cornwellrebecca to Akram, David, Gill, Jack, laurenceharwood on 14 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Akram Alomainy

      Akram Alomainy answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      Great science communicator such as Jim AlKhalili (form the series The Story of Electricity) or Prof. Winston 🙂

    • Photo: Laurence Harwood

      Laurence Harwood answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      I AM old (sob!!) :C.

      Like Akram, I would like to be able to be a scientific communicator. My style would be like that of Dr George McGavin my entomologist friend who appears on TV quite a lot. He is totally committed to education, extremely informative – and totally mad.

    • Photo: Jack Snape

      Jack Snape answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      I’d like to be a mad old scientist with bright white hair and crazy patterned wooly jumpers 🙂

    • Photo: Gill Menzies

      Gill Menzies answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      I did my Happy Planet Index calculation the other day – out of intrigue, see http://survey.happyplanetindex.org/. It worked out I was going to live to 102.9 years old. Wow!! If I have this amount of time left I can aspire to be a few amazing people I reckon. I’d like to have the influence of someone like Richard Branson ans use my influence to massively reduce the carbon intensity of travelling. I would also like to chase ambition like the guy who cycled around the world (Mark Beaumont). An lastly I’d like to still be as fun and savvy as my Granny (she’s 98 this year !!) 🙂