chapter  13
From science to journalism
ByOliver Gillie
Pages 11

When I was young I had always wanted to be a scientist To become a scientist for me had a kind of magical quality, but I became disillusioned with it. I felt that I was more interested in the subject matter than I was in sitting at a laboratory bench and conducting and analysing experiments (which can be very tedious). I found research very frustrating because of the long-term nature of it and because I was interested in a wide range of things which I was not able to pursue. I had always been interested in writing and I thought I might like to move into that area.