A classic quiz win for Terry-fic PJ team

By January 14, 2019Public

Winners: Executive editor Nigel Praities and the winning PJ team, from left to right Rachel Graham, Harriet Pike, Carolyn Wickware, Julia Robinson and Dawn Connelly with MJA chair Lawrence McGinty

Team Terry Wogan, aka the Pharmaceutical Journal team, were the victors in this year’s hotly contested MJA Christmas quiz.

It was literally a classic tussle, with a sudden death round which required a comprehensive knowledge of composers likely to be in the top 100 of Classic FM’s hall of fame deciding which team picked up the honours — and the prosecco.

When teams were given a minute to write down as many names they could recall, the Wogan wonders, lead by editor Nigel Praities, quickly got Bizet.

Quiz-masters Paul and Kate then asked each team in turn to nominate a name from their list which had not already been given — and the PJ team  quickly proved they could Handel the pressure of sudden-death.

Once again, the jewelled Great Hall of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries provided a fittingly festive venue, with time to catch up with colleagues over pre-quiz fizz.

After questions which ranged from the Caroline’s — radio stations, royal consorts and Southern states — Strictly and shamrocks on football shirts there were nine points separating the winners and wooden spooners — not Lawrence’s team this year.

But one thing we all agreed on is that in 2019, we’ll be Bach …






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