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Blog - September 2017

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Empty columns and or rows devised primarily to confuse?

18 Sep 2017 by Jeffrey Aronson published September 2017

A cruciverbalist (Latin crux = cross and verbum = word) is “A person who compiles or solves crossword puzzles; a crossword enthusiast” (Oxford English Dictionary). The earliest recorded instance dates from 1971. The term “cruxverbalist” appeared in a letter written in 1939, quoted in Alexander Waugh’s family biography Fathers and Sons, but this appears to be a hapax legomenon.

Pharmacology education and employment landscape report launch

12 Sep 2017 by Melisa (Lisa) Wallace, Steven Tucker, Anna Zecharia published September 2017

Today the Society has published a report from PwC showing that pharmacology is alive and well in UK higher education, and that graduates go on to a wide range of successful careers.

Through the eyes of a young pharmacologist: The value of internships and work experience

12 Sep 2017 by Ross King, Laura Humphrys, Sam Groom, Joanna Clarke, Vedia Can in Young pharmacologists published September 2017

The Society’s published report from PwC shows that pharmacology is alive and well in UK higher education, and that graduates go on to a wide range of successful careers. The PwC report also points to the value of internships and work experience and our young pharmacologists agree.

Meet the Medicine Makers

11 Sep 2017 by James Brown published September 2017

It all began with the 1962 hit novelty song, Monster Mash by Bobby “Boris” Pickett. In 2009, Dr Steven Rossington from the University of Salford, UK used a Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grant to create a giant 3D molecular modelling workshop for schools.

Young Pharmacologists update

04 Sep 2017 by Vedia Can in Young pharmacologists published September 2017

At the British Pharmacological Society, we define a “young pharmacologist” as an Undergraduate, Postgraduate or Early Career member, usually individuals who are no more than five years post-PhD or medical qualification.