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Women in Science

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Video clip: Kay’s message to others is that science is fun and don’t worry if things go wrong. The flexible hours also make it a good career for people who want to combine work with family life.

Have you got any messages for young women thinking about a career in science?

My messages are, science is fun. It’s unbelievably flexible, so of all the professions where you can combine family and your work, science is it. I think you need to be passionate and you need to be tenacious and don’t worry when things go wrong. If things go wrong, they right themselves eventually. You know, life is up and down but, you know, science is really fun.