Persistence of imported Malaria into the UK: an epidemiological review of risk factors and at risk groups by Qubekani M Moyo, Martin Besser, Roderick Lynn, Andrew M Lever

The UK documented a fall of over 30% in imported cases of malaria annually between 1996–2003 however there are still around 1700 cases and 5–10 deaths each year. Prophylaxis health messages focus on families returning to their country of origin as being at particular risk.

The paper can be read at the Oxford Academic website

Professor James Stirling, CBE, FRS - Service of Thanksgiving

The family of Professor James Stirling are holding a service of thanksgiving to celebrate his life.

The service will be held in Durham Cathedral on Saturday 4 May 2019 at 2pm, and is open to all.

James died on 9 November 2018, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a few months earlier. His final weeks were spent at his home in Durham surrounded by his loving family - his wife Paula, children Tom and Helena, and grandchildren Verity, Justin, Grace and Flora.

The English Schools' Orchestra Composition Competition

Congratulations to Edwin Sung (m. 2011) for reaching the final of the English Schools' Orchestra Composition competition. His piece of orchestral music "Overture to the Proms" was selected as a finalist entry to be performed by the English Young Artists' Sinfonia at Cecil Sharp House, London in March 2018.

More information can be found on the English Schools Orchestra website.

PIG/PORK by Pía Spry-Marqués

Pig/Pork explores the love-hate relationship between humans and pigs through the lenses of archaeology, biology, history and gastronomy, providing a close and affectionate look at the myriad causes underlying this multi-millennial bond. What is it that people in all four corners of the world find so fascinating about the pig? When did the human obsession with pigs begin, how did it develop through time, and where is it heading? Why are pigs so special to some of us, but not to others?