In memoriam: Thomas Bolton, Richard Evans & Craig Jordan

The British Pharmacological Society is very sad to announce the following deaths:
Professor Thomas Bolton
Professor Bolton joined the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) in 1970 and was elected to Honorary Fellowship in 2009.
Professor Bolton made a sustained contribution to pharmacology with his smooth muscle research group at St George’s, University of London, for which he was awarded the Society’s JR Vane Medal in 2005. He was a major contributor to the British Pharmacological Society over many years and will be missed by many who knew Tom.
Dr Richard Evans
Dr Richard (Dick) Evans joined the BPS in 1972.
Dr Evans was a highly regarded neuropharmacologist who worked for many years at University of Bristol. He was known especially for his work on NMDA receptor pharmacology. And alongside Prof Jeffrey Watkins, they were the first to report magnesium block of NMDA agonists.
Professor V. Craig Jordan
Professor Jordan joined the BPS in 1976 and was elected to Fellowship in 2004. He was awarded the Sir Henry Wellcome Gold Medal in 2023 for his leadership and research on the cancer cell pharmacology of nonsteroidal anti-oestrogens, oestrogen to trigger apoptosis, and for the discovery of Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs) that treat or prevent multiple diseases in women with a single medicine.
BPS President, Professor Sir Mark Caulfield said:

Our thoughts are with the families of Professor Bolton, Dr Evans and Professor Jordan. We will remember their contributions to pharmacology and to the British Pharmacological Society.


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Published: 13 Jun 2024 in Society news