Anand grew up in Hertfordshire, and always wondered why things are they way they are. He studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, where he fell in love with student radio and spent far more time on that than his degree. After graduating, he completed an MSc in Science Media Production at Imperial College London, and went on to make films and podcasts for a learned society. Anand joined the Ri in 2017, and still gets to talk about science on the radio, which is nice.
My earliest scientific memory is of an old educational videotape about the life cycle of frogs, chickens and salamanders. I played and rewound the tape so much that it became unwatchable, but after that I was hooked.
Making sand swim. I love how the demo has been around since the 1950s and the hypnotic way that the objects float around.
I still can’t believe I actually work in the building where Michael Faraday made his discoveries. But more than that, it’s an amazing feeling to be part of a team that’s so passionate about what they do, and are committed to continuing the Ri’s mission.
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