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  • Deaths: Diana Jones

    On 23 November 2019, Diana Jones MRPharmS, aged 80 years, of Bruton, Somerset. Mrs Jones registered with the Society in 1964.  

  • Deaths: Michael David Parker

    On 7 November 2019, Michael David Parker MRPharmS, aged 82 years, of Harrow, London. Mr Parker registered with the Society in 1959. 

  • Tribute: Patricia (Pat) Downes (née Anderson)

    By Chris Downes, Penny Downes

    Pat Downes had a long association with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, joining in the early 1950s and becoming a Fellow. She was a regular reader of The Pharmaceutical Journal until recent years, when Alzheimer’s disease and dementia sadly took her away from her family on 28 October 2019 — three months shy of her 90th birthday.

  • Deaths: Robert Samuel Boyd Rankin

    On 19 October 2019, Robert Samuel Boyd Rankin MRPharmS, aged 73 years, of Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan, Ireland. Mr Rankin registered with the Society in 1980. 

  • New Society Fellows

    In accordance with the powers vested in it, the panel of Fellows appointed under Section 4 of the Society’s Regulations has designated the following 15 members as Fellows of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society for Distinction in the Profession of Pharmacy: Zohreh (Zoe) Aslanpour Gregory John Barton Paul Anthony Carter Andrew James Down Alexander Wallace Gourlay Delyth James Helen Huong Thanh Kilminster Catriona ...

  • Deaths: Patricia Downes (née Anderson)

    On 28 October 2019, Patricia Downes (née Anderson) FRPharmS, aged 89 years, of Pocklington, York. Dr Downes registered with the Society in 1952.  Donations in Dr Downes’ memory may be made to Dementia UK at:  

  • Deaths: Poornima Patel

    On 3 November 2019, Poornima Patel MRPharmS, aged 63 years, of London. Mrs Patel registered with the Society in 1980.  Donations in Ms Patel’s memory may be made to St. Christopher’s Hospice at

  • Deaths: Jennifer Taylor

    On 3 November 2019, Jennifer Taylor MRPharmS, aged 58 years, of Edinburgh. Mrs Taylor registered with the Society in 1985. 

  • Tribute: Terence Dudley Turner

    By Sarah Cockbill, Mair Davies, Mark Gumbleton, Bryony Harmer

    Terry registered as a pharmacist in 1955 and, throughout his long and varied career within the profession of pharmacy, he was always one of its principle protagonists. He began his academic career in 1957 as a lecturer in microbiology at the Welsh School of Pharmacy, and progressed to become senior lecturer in pharmacognosy and head of the Pharmacognosy department. He gained his MPharm in 1960 for work on the pharmacognosy of certain species of Strychnos.

  • Deaths: Terence Dudley Turner

    On 13 October 2019, Terence Dudley Turner OBE, aged 90 years, of Cyncoed, Cardiff. A former member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Professor Turner was conferred as Fellow in 1976. 

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