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.

Town and Gown 10 km run for charity

Unprecedented numbers of sporty types from the Unit braved the 10 km Town and Gown charity run supporting the Muscular Distrophy Campaign, which aimed to raise £ 100,000 this year. On the 12th of May, Kristina Detzner (52:55), Andy Sharott (53:03), Rob Stewart (38:33), Linda Katona (58:52), Michael Crump (48:58), Colin McNamara (48:45), Eleftheria Pissadaki (62:30), Ruth Faram (49:07) all improved on their pervious times, and new runners did really well: Anne Petzold (60:51), Icnelia Huerta-Ocampo (58:37), Koiuchi Nakamura (48:35) and Chad Johnson (46:05); while Director Peter Somogyi (53:25) resisted the stress of the Unit’s transfer to the University and improved on last year by 27 seconds, improving his grading to 62.21, proving yet again how good vintage improves with age. Nearly 4000 runners watched in awe as David Mulvee (31:30) won the 32nd  race of this annual event (results table). From the team of The MAGYARS, daughter Lilla came in fastest at 46:32, son Levente and girlfriend Beata Turik finished hand in hand at 60:00.