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  • Deaths: John Romilly Fowler

    On 2 June 2020, John Romilly Fowler MBE FRPharmS, aged 91 years, of Egham, Surrey. Mr Fowler registered with the Society in 1951. He was formerly the editor of the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, retiring in 1990.  In 1985, Mr Fowler was conferred with the title of MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.   

  • Tribute: Benita Dukalskis

    By Irene Gummerson

    It was a shock when I heard that Benita had died. She had been in Huddersfield General Infirmary, in West Yorkshire, for weeks without a diagnosis. She was on a drip because she was unable to eat and, of course, visitors were not allowed at the hospital. Finally, I heard that she had died of pancreatic cancer. In life, she worked as a community pharmacist. Her friends will remember her as having an interest in Latvian and French culture.  Irene Gummerson  

  • Deaths: Patrick George O'Neill

    On 29 April 2020, Patrick George O’Neill, aged 89 years, of Middlesex. Mr O’Neill was a former member of The Royal Pharmaceutical Society. 

  • Deaths: Michael Peter Ruxton

    On 21 May 2020, Michael Peter Ruxton, aged 78 years, of Broughton, Preston, Lancashire. Mr Ruxton, a former member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, registered with the Society in 1966. 

  • Deaths: Benita Dukalskis

    On 1 June 2020, Benita Dukalskis (née Odins), aged 68 years, of Brighouse, Yorkshire. Mrs Dukalskis was a former member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. 

  • Deaths: Eleanor Susan Cassidy

    On 3 May 2020, Eleanor Susan Cassidy MRPharmS, aged 48 years, of Glasgow. Miss Cassidy registered with the Society in 1994. 

  • Tribute: Navin Shantilal Talati

    By Minesh Talati

    My father, Navin Shantilal Talati, served Dagenham in Essex for 35 years, after opening Talati Chemist in the Heathway in 1977.

  • Deaths: Navin Shantilal Talati

    On 18 April 2020, Navin Shantilal Talati MRPharmS, aged 80 years, of Goodmayes, London. Mr Talati registered with the Society in 1974.

  • Deaths: Anthony Michael Dawson

    On 7 June 2020, Anthony Michael Dawson MRPharmS, aged 81 years, of Kington, Herefordshire. Mr Dawson registered with the Society in 1963. 

  • Tribute: Norma Margaret Irvine

    By John Betts, Matthew Johnston

    We were truly saddened to hear that Norma had passed away. 

  • 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 seven members as Fellows of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society for Distinction in the Profession of Pharmacy: Janine Beezer Philip John Butson David William Cook Alexander Asadoor Daghlian Jatinder Singh Harchowal Simon Jonathan White Colin William Wright

  • Tribute: Jane Elizabeth Cound

    By Ian Cound

    Jane graduated from the School of Pharmacy, University of London, in 1979 and spent her preregistration at Great Ormond Street Hospital.  

  • Tribute: Rodger Phillip Barnett

    By Gregory Webber

    It was with sadness that I learned of the sudden and untimely passing of Rodger Barnett. I first met Rodger in the early 1980s through the North Metropolitan Branch of the then Pharmaceutical Socity of Great Britain. The meetings were held at the University of London School of Pharamcy (The Square), where Rodger was studying for his PhD  He moved on from there to join the pharmaceutical development group in Glaxo Research Laboratories. In the 1990s we started to work together in the ...

  • Tribute: Graham Alan Hopkins

    By Jenny Hopkins

    Graham graduated from the School of Pharmacy, University of London, in 1964, and had a very varied career. In 1966 he became a lecturer in the Department of Ophthalmic Optics and Visual Science at City, University of London. While there, he undertook a PhD in “The pharmacology of the inferior oblique muscle of the rabbit” at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College.

  • Deaths: Jane Elizabeth Cound

    On 5 April 2020, Jane Elizabeth Cound MRPharmS, aged 61 years, of Burnley, Lancashire. Mrs Cound registered with the Society in 1980. 

  • Deaths: Brian Alan Silver

    On 21 April 2020, Brian Alan Silver MRPharmS, aged 87 years, of Edgware, Middlesex. Mr Silver registered with the Society in 1956. 

  • Deaths: Rodger Phillip Barnett

    On 28 April 2020, Rodger Phillip Barnett MRPharmS, aged 62 years, of Buckhurst Hill, Essex. Dr Barnett registered with the Society in 1980. 

  • Tribute: Norma Margaret Irvine

    By Frank Bayford

    I was concerned when I learned that Norma had been admitted to hospital with the coronavirus infection, and then it came as a great shock when I was told later that she had passed away. Although our paths had never crossed professionally, she was a near neighbour living only a few doors away. On many occasions, she would stop for a lengthy chat when I was pottering about in my front garden. She was a friendly and kind person and always showed a real interest in people. When a relative ...

  • Deaths: Norma Margaret Irvine

    On 13 April 2020, Norma Margaret Irvine MRPharmS, aged 74 years, of Enfield, Middlesex. Mrs Irvine registered with the Society in 1968. After retiring from her pharmacy career, she took up a volunteer post at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society museum, helping to log and archive artefacts. 

  • Deaths: Graham Alan Hopkins

    On 28 March 2020, Graham Alan Hopkins, aged 78 years, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Dr Hopkins was a former member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. 

  • Tribute: Philip Kerslake-Smith

    By Penny Buckle

    Dad joined the army straight from school and spent the immediate post-war period in the Netherlands and Germany as a driver and interpreter. He then came back to the UK and started studying for his pharmacy qualifications at the Northern Polytechnic in Holloway Road, London.

  • Deaths: Philip Kerslake-Smith

    On 3 March 2020, Philip Kerslake-Smith MRPharmS, aged 94 years, of Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Mr Kerslake-Smith registered with the Society in 1951. 

  • Tribute: Joanne Catherine Martin

    By Peter Curphey, Andy Husband, Barbara Wensworth, Damian Day

    It was clear in 1992/1993, after graduating from what is now Liverpool John Moores University, that Joanne’s destiny was to be in the education and training of pharmacists and pharmacy staff.

  • Deaths: Joanne Catherine Martin

    On 4 March 2020, Joanne Catherine Martin MRPharmS, aged 51 years, of London. Ms Martin registered with the Society in 1993.  

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