What really gets my passion going at the moment is teaching. I teach the microscope labs at university, and I try and get as enthusiastic as possible, because what gets people into learning is to give them enthusiasm.

Many of our best and brightest who really enjoy teaching don’t go and do it because the financial rewards for them are not there. And this is wrong. So many people fall through the gaps. I fully believe that every student in our schools, if you get to them young enough, could be an A student — every last one of them.