anon-249568 on 2 Mar 2020. This question was also asked by anon-249576.
Robyn Kiy answered on 2 Mar 2020:
My favourite thing to do in my spare time is to go for walks along the beach. I loooove being by the sea, especially when it’s sunny (and even more if I see lots of dogs whilst I’m there!) 🌞
Samir Hopestone answered on 2 Mar 2020:
I really like cooking, and will often cook loads of food from loads of different countries, including India, Thailand, China and France.
Nuru Noor answered on 2 Mar 2020:
So I have been a student for most of my adult life (people are right when they say you never stop learning) – but the most important thing I have learned is the need to sometimes switch off and relax.
I usually go to the gym, play football with friends or just do chilled out things like going out to the cinema or for dinner. That way, when I go back to work – I’m more focused and relaxed. It’s a really good question and I think taking time to look after yourself is something we all need to do a bit more 👍
Ioana Grigoras answered on 2 Mar 2020:
I do Latin dancing, like salsa and bachata, and I joined the pistol club. We have training sessions once or twice a week and, after the training, we have dinner and hang out together. I also like going for long walks and having ice cream.
Nathan Kindred answered on 2 Mar 2020:
I like spending time with friends, reading and watching movies. I also try to go running and swimming as much as I can.
Jennifer Roe answered on 2 Mar 2020:
Swimming lengths in the pool. Going hiking or walking on the many footpaths around britain. I play in a netball team too.
Andrea Kusec answered on 2 Mar 2020: last edited 2 Mar 2020 5:06 pm
I love to draw, and I also love to sing! I think singing is one of my favourite hobbies. I try and travel as much as I can – I love hiking and in general just climbing things (I think this is related to when I was younger I loved climbing trees). I also like cooking a lot!
Beth Bartlett answered on 2 Mar 2020:
I like walking around and exploring Edinburgh – I’ve only lived here for 5 months since I started my PhD and I’m always discovering new places – yesterday I found a new amazing ice cream shop!
It’s definitely important to spend time not doing science as being a scientist can sometimes be very stressful, but overall I still love doing science.
Sarah Brown answered on 2 Mar 2020:
My favourite thing to do in my spare time is synchronised swimming! If you haven’t heard of this before it’s a bit like ballet dancing but in a swimming pool. I love making new routines and performing in special costumes 😀. For most of the performance my head is underwater and my legs are out! This means I am very good at holding my breath and I look super silly with a sort of peg on my nose so that no water gets in!
Sarah Clarke answered on 2 Mar 2020:
In my spare time I am usually seeing my friends, reading a book or trying out new recipes – in fact making dinner for friends using some new recipe book is exactly what I did this weekend!
Paige Chandler answered on 2 Mar 2020:
Me and my partner play Dungeons and Dragons with friends! I’m the Dungeon Master, so I’m running the campaign, my partner plays a bard. We also have an allotment, we’re still turning the soil over (the weather’s been awful!) but I’m excited to plant it out.
Aleksandr Sahakyan answered on 3 Mar 2020:
Science is like both a job and a hobby, so often a scientist will do, ahem, science, during a spare time. However, during increasingly rare spare spare times, I like to play or tinker about board games or do drawing/sketching.
Lotte de Winde answered on 3 Mar 2020:
I love to go to the theatre (musicals and plays) and cinema, visit museums and exhibitions, meeting friends, and travel to other (non-European) countries to learn about their cultures. So far, I have been to the USA, South-Africa, Dubai, Nepal, Malaysia and Singapore. And on a sunny day, I love to just go for a walk through London and discover new local places.
M S answered on 3 Mar 2020:
Oohh okay! So I love:
– Calligraphy: basically fancy writing
– Eat. No one can say no to pizza
– Knitting – Im learning this!
– Pottery – this is also new!
– Gym – this isnt fun. I think after all the pizza I kinda have to do this
Katrina Wesencraft answered on 3 Mar 2020:
I’m training to be an acrobat with a circus group – my favourite thing is doing trapeze!
Toby Candler answered on 3 Mar 2020:
The beach, camping and being outside with the dog and family.
I also like listening to music.
I am based in The Gambia doing research so there is so much amazing things to see and do at the weekends. We saw chimpanzees in the wild a few weeks ago!
Nadine Mirza answered on 3 Mar 2020:
Two things I love doing in my spare time are reading (mostly crime fiction) and doing escape rooms! I’m always trying to find a good escape room!!!!
Sophie Arthur answered on 4 Mar 2020:
I love cooking or finding new recipes from cuisines across the world to try out. I also love playing and watching sport. I play a lot of cricket and hockey. I also love writing my science blog and sharing science on my own Instagram. If I have the chance too I will try and travel to explore a new place. So I am always busy as you can probably guess
Kate Mitchell answered on 4 Mar 2020:
I love reading novels, drinking tea, walking in the countryside, going to the theatre and watching cricket!
Ricardo Sanchez answered on 5 Mar 2020:
My favourite thing to do after work is pole dance!