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 in sporting spirit in the Town and Gown 10 km charity race

A dwindling number of determined sporty types from the Unit braved the 10 km Town and Gown charity run supporting the Muscular Distrophy Campaign  

Kristina Detzner (52:11) and Kathryn Newton (54:17) both improved on their previous times, and new runner Anna-Kristin Kaufmann (1:09:36) did well in her first race, while Director Peter Somogyi (54:59) paid the price of the Unit’s ongoing quinquennial MRC review and was down on last year by 1 min 34 seconds. Nevertheless he improved his age adjusted grading, proving yet again how good vintage improves with age. This year 3,265 runners finished and watched in awe as David Bruce (32:02) won the 33rd  race of this annual event. From the team of The MAGYARS, daughter Lilla came in fastest at 46:12, son Levente and fiancé Beata Turik finished hand in hand at 59:56.

Kristina and Peter battle it out
Somogyi family garden Town and Gown 10km
Somogyis after the race