• Question: what made you want to join in with this process?

    Asked by Charlotte to Tom, Rachel, Priya, Jessica, Dan, Beatrice on 9 Mar 2020.
    • Photo: Priya Silverstein

      Priya Silverstein answered on 9 Mar 2020:

      It’s super fun! Sometimes when we’re doing science, we can be in a bubble and never talk about it to anyone outside of our field. It’s fun to go outside of that bubble and see that it’s interesting to other people too, not just us!

    • Photo: Beatrice Hayes

      Beatrice Hayes answered on 10 Mar 2020:

      Honestly? My boyfriend won a round last year!!! So I got to see all the things he was doing and got really jealous as it looked like so much fun!

    • Photo: Jessica Pope

      Jessica Pope answered on 10 Mar 2020:

      Honestly, I have a big exam coming up where they examine your research and what you have done over the last year and I thought this would be a good thing to add. I had no idea it would be this much fun 🙂

    • Photo: Tom Gallagher-Mitchell

      Tom Gallagher-Mitchell answered on 10 Mar 2020:

      Love Beatrice’s comment, I last did IAS in 2018 and loved the process and was lucky enough to be invited back by the organisers. I think as scientists, and more so as psychologists we have a responsibility to communicate our research and ideas to different audiences, and chatting to schools, teachers, parents and pupils is too good an opportunity to pass up.

    • Photo: Dan O'Hare

      Dan O'Hare answered on 11 Mar 2020:

      Hopefully to inspire others to become a psychologist! And it’s fun!

    • Photo: Rachel Reid

      Rachel Reid answered on 17 Mar 2020:

      I wanted to re-connect with an audience of young people by just logging on to my computer – and to let them challenge me to use my brain!