This is an historical archive of the activities of the MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit (MRC ANU) that operated at the University of Oxford from 1985 until March 2015. The MRC ANU established a reputation for world-leading research on the brain, for training new generations of scientists, and for engaging the general public in neuroscience. The successes of the MRC ANU are now built upon at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford.

Prof. Ann Graybiel delivers 5th David Smith Lecture

Habits, Rituals, and the Evaluative Brain

The 5th David Smith Lecture in Anatomical Neuropharmacology was given on the 21st September, by Prof. Ann Graybiel, McGovern Institute, MIT, Cambridge, USA.

The lecture was set up to celebrate the vision of the previous Chair of Pharmacology Prof. A. David Smith, Honorary Associate Director and founder of the Unit, and the successful conclusion of the latest quinquennial scientific review of the Unit.

To commemorate the Lecture, Prof. Graybiel received a laser engraved cherry wood plaque, designed by Unit Artist Ben Micklem and illustrating aspects of anatomical neuropharmacology at Oxford from molecules to the brain.