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 & Gown 2012

Unit down in numbers but up in spirit in the Town and Gown 10 km race

Numbers were down this year, only the best and the strongest battled on from the Unit again in the 10 km Town and Gown fun charity run supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. On the 13th of May, Eleftheria Pissadaki (51.48) and Kristina Detzner (52:30) have overtaken Peter Somogyi (53:51) for the first time, while Kathryn Newton (54:35) made a dramatic 5 min improvement on last year. Marriage celebrations took their toll on Cristina Martinez-Gonzales, who nevertheless finished in a respectable (77:02) time on the warm May sunny day. The over 3000 runners watched in awe as Edao Veliy from Ethiopia broke the course record with an incredible 29:27 in the 31st race of this annual event. From the team of The MAGYARS, daughter Lilla came in fastest at 46:32, son Levente at 47:07, daughter in law Claire at 53:01 and girlfriend Beata at 61:48. Although Peter was down by 41 sec on last year’s time, he kept his grading at 61.21, proving yet again how good vintage improves with age.

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Start of Town & Gown 2012Start of Town & Gown 2012
Keeping up with the young is a hard slogKeeping up with the young is a hard slog
Peter battles onPeter battles on
The Magyars teamThe Magyars team