Have you got what it takes to win the MJA Christmas Quiz? Last year it was a tightly contested battle with the freelance all-stars Sparkles and Spoons successfully navigating the periodic table, prime numbers and popular culture to fend off tough competition from the Pharmaceutical Journal team to take the crown.
But who will come out on top on December 3 and win the third MJA Christmas Quiz?
If you fancy your chances — or simply fancy a cracking night out catching up with colleagues — now is the time to start planning your team, or linking up with other members via comments below. There is a limit of six people per team. If you’re putting together a team, feel free to thrown down the gauntlet with a post via comments below — and if you are looking to join a team, please also use comments to team up with other members. (The RSVP form doesn’t display names on this post).
The Quiz is free for members, tickets for guests are £15 each. Food and wine is included. This year there will be a more substantial canape and bowl supper — click here for a sample menu for an idea of the treats in store.
But why come as a guest/non member when you could join the MJA for the special rate of £15 and attend the Quiz for free? If you join at this discounted rate (usual annual fee £40) your membership would run through until February 2016, when all annual memberships are up for renewal.
Please RSVP using the form below. For guests/non members we will get in touch regarding payment, for those wishing to join and attend the Quiz tick the appropriate box and submit the form where you will then be re-directed to complete our membership application form.
Once again we are returning to the bejewelled Great Hall of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, and this year we are delighted to welcome a new sponsor — NHS Employers the body that keeps workforce leaders, HR practitioners and frontline NHS managers up to date with the latest workforce thinking and expert opinion.
When: December 3, starting at 6.30pm
Where: The Apothecaries’ Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ. Click here for a map.
Please RSVP below.
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Count me in! Hoping to reconvene Sparkles and Spoons
I will be there, how about a team of “broadcast hacks”? Or perhaps “Beeb Beauties” and “screen Stunners”?
Not quite sure whether I’m a sparkle or a spoon.
Probably a kloon.
Definitely a sparkle, Susan Murray has also confirmed via Twitter — we’re half-way there!
Just a thought – anyone fancy joining a wrinklies team of over-60s?
Thats a good idea Lawrence
Looking for five others to join me. Perhaps as Feisty Freelancers? Any volunteers?
The BMJ would like to field a team with the followng members?
Is it six people per team? If so we will find another!
I’d like to field a Guild of Health writers team
plus one tbc
And our team is
Our intrepid team:
Helen Saul (tbc)
Most members have watched a least one episode of Pointless this year so you know what you are taking on!
I I have added your team to the RSVP master list and noted they are all members so you are all ready and set for the Quiz.
The Worried Well is back!
One more tbc
I have added your team to the RSVP list but can’t find:
or Adrian Monti
in the MJA members database. Can you let me know how to contact them regarding either joining for the special rate of £15 or paying the non members fee of £15. Many thanks – Sallie
Pulse would like to enter the following team:
I think all bar one are members.
I have added you all to the RSVP list and have found all of your team in the MJA membership database so you are all good to go! Good luck – Sallie
Signing up: Philippa Pigache, John Illman and Colin Brewer: three member sort-of egg-head/nerds, seek other members hot on TV talent shows, soaps and sport. Any takers?
I have added you all to the RSVP list as a team. Will be doing some work to get full team numbers and find teams for individuals this week. Sallie
Would you put me in a team, please? I am very good at history and trivia, terrible at pop music and have only a sketchy knowledge of pharmacology.
See you Thursday
I have emailed you and you are now with Philippa’s team. See you Thursday. Sallie
Sallie, congratulations to the organisers another great MJA quiz last night. Nice to see a ‘younget’ team lift the trophy! It must be evidence too (from the audio Qs) of the imprint on our memories of our parents’ musical preferences! And how silly of us to be misled into thinking that Ursus arctos ( a combined use by Linnaeus of the Latin and Greek word for bear) was the polar bear (Ursus maritimis) rather than the brown bear! These sorts of ursine red herrings are what makes the MJA quiz night such a delight!