General Audiences

Here are some talks/lectures I’ve given on various aspects of pharmacology for general audiences and schools.

July 2010: A History of Medicines for Asthma. Mature Students Summer School, University of Cambridge.

March 2010:Measuring the effects of caffeine on the water flea Daphnia pulex” at Cambridge Regional College, as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.

November 2009: “Development of Medicines for Asthma”, Lucy Cavendish College Taster Day.

October-November 2009: “Herbal weight-loss treatments: do they work, are they safe?” A series of interactive workshops as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.

August 2009:  “A Short History of Herbs in Medicine” for the Excellence East: History Summer School, University of Cambridge.

June 2009:  “Herbal Weight-Loss Medicines”  for the FE Summer School at Churchill College, Cambridge.

May 2009: “Herbal Medicine Heritage” for the series “Thoughts in a Green Shade”, Lucy Cavendish College.

November 2008:   “Herbal Medicine Heritage” for University of the Third Age, Cambridge.

March 2008:  “Herbs or Pills? A Pharmacologist’s Perspective”  GCSE Masterclass for the Cambridge Science Festival.

February – March 2008: “Effects of Caffeine on the Water Flea Daphnia”. A workshop for 10 primary schools in the Cambridge area funded by the Wellcome Trust as part of the Cambridge Science Festival. More information about this project is available on the website of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge http://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/outreach/outreach_daphnia.html

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