• Question: With your busy lifestlyes, how much freetime to do you get and what do you do in that time?

    Asked by ragcm99 to Ed, Sam, Steve, Vera on 22 Jun 2011. This question was also asked by ruella, karlygal99.
    • Photo: Steven Daly

      Steven Daly answered on 22 Jun 2011:


      I actually mostly work from 8 – 5 in weekdays, so I have my evenings free almost all of the time, plus weekends. I do a lot of things really, I like to go out on day trips to nice places that i can photograph, or go to the cinema, or have nights out.

      Most evenings I spend relaxing at home.

    • Photo: Edward Morrison

      Edward Morrison answered on 22 Jun 2011:


      I’m about as busy as most people working in full time jobs. Since I have a young son at home most free time is spent with him, playing or going to the park or the beach. Before he came along I liked walking in the countryside and reading.

    • Photo: Vera Weisbecker

      Vera Weisbecker answered on 22 Jun 2011:


      I work from 9-5.30, and depending on whether something urgent is on (like answering IAS questions!) I work later during the day. At the moment, I don’T get out much in the evenings because I need to look after my daugher, so I tend to cook and read.

    • Photo: Sam Tazzyman

      Sam Tazzyman answered on 22 Jun 2011:


      At the moment I don’t get that much free time because I have to answer lots of questions for this!

      But usually I get lots of free time – one of the good things about being a theoretical scientist is that I can organise my own time. My boss doesn’t mind when I do my work if it gets done. This is great because I can take time off more or less when I like, as long as I make up the work some other time. But it does mean I have to be disciplined because the temptation is always to take off lots and lots of time and never do any work, which would be a disaster!

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