Pharma firm’s awards for top science pupils

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NORTH­ERN Ire­land’s top science stu­dents are be­ing asked to com­pete for awards set up in mem­ory of two of the prov­ince’s most fa­mous sci­en­tists.

A-level and GCSE stu­dents will be recog­nised in the scheme, set up in mem­ory of sur­geon and col­lec­tor Sir Hans Sloane.

The Kil­lyleagh man pro­moted in­oc­u­la­tion against small­pox and the health-giv­ing prop­er­ties of drink­ing choco­late mixed with milk. A Hans Sloane medal will be pre­sented to the stu­dent with the high­est com­bined marks in bi­ol­ogy, chem­istry and physics at A-level.

The Sloane Mc­clay Award for the best North­ern Ire­land stu­dent at GCSE also com­mem­o­rates the life of Sir Allen Mc­clay, founder of pharma firm Al­mac. Frances Wel­don of Al­mac said it was fit­ting to com­mem­o­rate Sir Allen as 2018 marked the 50th an­niver­sary of his busi­ness.

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