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Celebrations of the man who is the "living embodiment of pharmacology in the UK".

last modified Nov 25, 2014 06:02 PM
Pharmacology and moorhens: Dr Brian Callingham 50 years at Cambridge celebrated ...

As the Department of Pharmacology celebrates the life and work of Dr Brian Callingham, Paul Holland interviews the researcher and his colleagues discovering a man of many talents… and how a moorhen ‘accidentally’ made it into the Biomedical Journal.

Railway enthusiast, photographer, College safety officer, dedicated member of the Stretham Old Engine Trust and purveyor of advice and fine stories - it comes as a shock that Dr Brian Callingham has had time in his life to fit in decades of ground-breaking pharmacological research and teaching.

His infectious approach and his ability to spin a good yarn are being celebrated as a thanks for years of service to the Department of Pharmacology.

There are so many stories about Dr Callingham that I am warned to set aside a day when I speak to him. I’ve already spent a very pleasant hour speaking to former colleagues who describe him as a brilliant mentor to students and someone who helped build the Department up from a single room operation to the significant, world-leading centre it is now.

Read the full interview here:

The celebration of Dr Callingham’s career will be held at the Department on Thursday (November 27) at 4pm in the Pharmacology tea room.

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