Uffington primary school, near the very famous and oldest White Horse.
King Alfreds secondary school, Wantage,
Mrs Paddicks special school for wayward children.
No qualifications from secondary school.
A couple of O-levels from a further education college. These allowed me to become a trainee technician at Oxford University.
An ONC and HNC from Oxford Brookes.. Both of these qualification were undertaken as day release and took about 5 years to complete.
So eventually I went to University as a mature student to study Zoology at Bristol.
Landscape gardening assistant. A builders labourer.
Agricultural stores clerk.
An assistant to a laboratory assistant.
University of Bath.
Round, hairy, problem solver who likes red nail polish
I sort out all sorts of problems so other scientists can do their work in labs, on islands or in the clouds.
What I do to help Planet Earth:
I’m slowly building (very slowly) an energy efficient house. It also incorporates where possible reclaimed, but new building materials, that would otherwise have ended up in landfill.
for example I have around 24 doors, but only two are the same size and type!
I also like to plant native trees, particularly oak trees. I plant them in hedge rows, when no-one is looking.
The CHRISTMAS LECTURE related to my work:
All of the lectures: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00pmbqq/royal-institution-christmas-lectures
My favourite CHRISTMAS LECTURE memory is:
Splitting the small pink shorts Mike lent me! - sorry Mike!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Round, hairy, excellent nail polish
What was your favourite subject at school?
Anything with technology in it
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
ADG 7 - Korean folk band
What's your favourite food?
Pasta and Marmite - but not together.
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Visiting South Korea
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!