The games will commence at 6.30. Good luck to all.
Have you got what it takes to become an MJA mastermind and make chumps of the current champs? If you fancy trying your luck, why not put together a team for the Christmas quiz, or use the comments section below to join forces with fellow members. Places are limited, so book early.
Former chair Victoria Lambert is convinced her crack team can repeat last year’s impressive performance. As she says: “We came, we saw, we drank wine, recited timelines of Health Secretaries, scoffed canapes, tasted spices out of paper cups, even took it to a tie break … and in the end, oh yes, we conquered!
“The chair’s team – Simon Crompton, Hilly Janes, Thea Jourdan, Cherrill Hicks and I – then celebrated with our winning bottles of champagne, not quite sprayed F1 style, but certainly brandished with shameless triumph.
“And as we left the glorious surroundings of the Apothecaries Hall, we vowed to do it all again in 2014. Including the winning bit!
“So, gauntlets down – can YOU put a team together to beat the Chair’s Champs?”
The Quiz – ably organised by MJA member Maya Anaokar – is to be held this year on November 25, starting at 6.30pm, at the Apothecaries’ Hall, Blackfriars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ
Entrance to the Quiz is free for members, tickets for guests are £15 each. Food and wine is included, and will be more plentiful thanks to the generous support of our new sponsors, Dr Morton’s — the medical helpline.
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The quiz itself will be provided and hosted by The E-Team, who provided the questions last year.
Places are limited so members should book early — via the comments section below — to secure your place.
As Victoria says:, “Freelances, retired members, media medics, and staffers: HSJ, BMJ, ITN, GP – whatever you work for – do your worst! As I’ll be saying to my team: ‘What we do in life echoes in eternity’
Join the discussion 20 Comments
I’m in. Have to defend the crown
JJerome, we *will* conquer again!
Danny and I are putting together two tables, will update with team details asap
Dr Bashir Qureshi is looking to team up with a table.
Post here, or email him on
Count me in with a team comprising Susan Aldridge, Corinne Swainger (Bashir Qureshi if he is desperate!) still looking for more members!
Michael and I would like to join your team if you’re still recruiting and you’ll have us.
I’m desperate too. But then, that’s my normal state of mind. Keen to team up with whoever.
Danny Buckland and I will be fielding two teams — composition to be decided by World Cup style draw.
Team members are Nicola Hill, Lucy Elkins, Pat Hagan, Jo Willey, Jo Waters, Susan Mayor, Adrew Gregory, Carolyn Hughes, Sue Murray and Jacqui Wise.
Sadly the Groove Doctor (Hicks) can’t make it this year
The BMJ will be fielding a team:
Caroline White, Ingrid Torjesen, David Payne, Birte Twisselmann, Navjoyt Ladher, and Tom Moberly
I’m anybody’s. Available. Up for grabs. Pocketable. Tempting. Low maintenance. Just pop the question.
I am delighted to join Liz, Susan and Corinne team.
East and West, Liz is the Best (ic) as a team leader.
Come and fill spaces, for lovely and lively colleagues, on our table.
I’ll come, happy to join anyone’s team.
Alan, we’ll have you if want to join – ehem – the defending champs! You too, Sarah!
Just to remind everyone — teams of six please. Ringers welcomed but if they’re not MJA members they’ll have to pay the £15 guest fee. Any questions contact me.
I’d like to join a team, if anyone has a space for someone who knows her confidence intervals from her p values but has no idea who’s on Strictly…
The PJ will be fielding a team – Harriet Adcock, Dawn Connelly, Janna Lawrence, Matthew Wright, Elizabeth Sukkar and Chris Chapman. Looking forward to it!
Great news Dawn
Alas, I can’t make it after all. How sad. It was a real gas last year.
Is our team now registered? Me, Susan Aldridge, Corinne Swainger, Jean Elgie, Bashir Quereshi and Barbara Rowlands?
Yes Liz, your team’s registered