• Question: whats your favourite part of your working day?

    Asked by jimyoung9 to Indi, Jarv, John, Ken, Vicky on 12 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by michaelm, kattylee101.
    • Photo: Vicky Young

      Vicky Young answered on 9 Mar 2012:

      When I find out an experiment worked! It can be hard to make experiments work as there are so many things to get right and its so frustrating when it fails.

      I also like when I go for coffee in the morning with my friends. This part of the day is always good!

    • Photo: Ken Dutton-Regester

      Ken Dutton-Regester answered on 12 Mar 2012:

      One part would have to be coffee o’clock- it sounds unproductive but oh, the contraire. Coffee o’clock for me is getting up to date on the latest discoveries in science. I subscribe to a lot of science blogs that compile all the new research that has been published. This includes new research into my field, melanoma. It’s important to keep up to date as you know exactly what is happening/ gives you great ideas for new experiments.

    • Photo: John Prytherch

      John Prytherch answered on 12 Mar 2012:

      It might sound geeky, but one of my favourite things to do at work is computer programming. It is like solving lots of logic puzzles and (for me at least) can be a lot of fun.

      If I’ve had a hard day in meetings or writing papers, then I try and make sure I get to do some programming at the end of the day to end on a high.

    • Photo: Indi Ghangrekar

      Indi Ghangrekar answered on 12 Mar 2012:

      Oh yes indeed coffee does make the day go beautifully! I guess the best bit is when I can check things off my list – I know that it’s been a productive day and can enjoy my evening!

    • Photo: Jarvist Moore Frost

      Jarvist Moore Frost answered on 12 Mar 2012:

      Definitely coffee 🙂
      In my research group we have a cake rota, where we take turns to bake for each other, so today I ate some very nice cheese and chocolate cake sitting in the sunshine on the terrace above South Kensington.