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.

Unit Science Day December 2012

The Unit held its Winter Science Day on Friday 14th December 2012. The event this year was held at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Over 70 Unit members and visitors attended including our colleagues from the Centre for Brain Research in Vienna. There were 12 oral presentations and 28 posters describing on-going projects and plans for the future.

The meeting was followed by drinks in the Museum Court Area and dinner in the Museum Gallery.

The museum was opened in 1860 to house the University Science Departments. It was Oxford’s ‘Cathedral to Science’, and this is certainly reflected in its architecture. On 30th June 1860, the museum hosted the “Great Debate” between Samuel Wilberforce and Thomas Huxley on Darwin’s theory of evolution.