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Peter Grubb, University of Cambridge
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What is the most exciting of your scientific discoveries? Why are leaves the size they are? How did you become interested in science? Full interview


Professor Peter Grubb trained at Cambridge University. His PhD in plant physiology won a substantial prize but proved unsound. He was an ecologist on the staff of the Botany Department (later Plant Sciences) all his ‘working life’, researching on all kinds of vegetation from rainforests to semi-deserts. The history of architecture is his main hobby, and he loves Continental cheeses.