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Around 160 children visited the Department of Pharmacology stall at the ATOM festival in Abingdon at the weekend. Children engaged in activities to explain ‘How Medicines Work’ and the stall also attracted adults interested in discussing medicines. The Pharmacology stall was run by several of our MSc students (below from left: William Shieu, Laura Mereweather, Eesha Dinkar, left: Michelle Meng). In addition, Dr Barbara Zonta, MSc Course Director, and Dr Laurence Silpa, a postdoc in the Russell lab, were on hand to help out

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