• Question: what do you do in your spare time?

    Asked by trattloj01 to Richard, Prateek, Amelia, Jim, Liz on 20 Jun 2011. This question was also asked by jonesm25, bakerkj01, watsonka04, skye01, toddtp01, jacksohl03, deanhl01, iftkhai01, wharambc01, kylie, joycerl01, hannahphelan1.
    • Photo: Richard Badge

      Richard Badge answered on 12 Jun 2011:

      In my spare time…
      1) Hang out with my family (wife, kids, cats)
      2) Read books (not always science, but often science fiction).
      3) Listen to music (from classical to electronica)
      4) Programme computers (badly).
      5) Chase dragonflies (to record and photograph them) – but only in the summer.
      6) Watch TV / films (especially Dr Who!)

    • Photo: Amelia Markey

      Amelia Markey answered on 15 Jun 2011:

      In my spare time I…
      1. Ride my horse and generally look after him
      2. Spend time with my boyfriend who i also a scientist
      3. Watch tv/films (I’m a doctor who fan too!!)
      4. Listen to music like Kasabian, the courteeners, the prodigy and the arctic monkeys
      5.Read books (usually popular science books like Bad Science, why does E=mc2 and irrationality)
      6. Answer your awesome and often tricky questions 🙂

    • Photo: Lizzard O'Day

      Lizzard O'Day answered on 20 Jun 2011:

      I’m a pretty avid soccer player- I love hanging out with friends and family, dancing, laughing, all the usually bits. I also run a fashion company, “Lizzard Fashion” in my spare time- we seek to make geek chic and I try to promote science through fashion… it’s pretty fun and definitely something different than lab work!

    • Photo: Jim Caryl

      Jim Caryl answered on 20 Jun 2011:

      I do a lot of photography (some of it is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimcaryl/)

      I cycle ALOT – everywhere I go (all road cycling)

      I read a great deal, both fiction (like science fiction, fantasy and crime), as well as books about world explorers, and science.