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Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Oxford comma in the news

Written on March 17, 2017 at 11:32 am, by

The Oxford comma, or serial comma, is a comma inserted in a list before the final ‘and’ or ‘or’: ‘Apples, oranges, bananas, and pears’ has a serial comma. ‘Apples, oranges, bananas and pears’ does not. It can seem like one of those punctuation pedantries which does not matter in real life, but it’s recently appeared in  Continue Reading »

Our next Simple Action day: overdose emergency kits

Written on March 14, 2017 at 2:50 pm, by

The next Simple Action day will be on Friday 31 March, organised in association with Stephanie VandenBerg of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Stephanie is an emergency physician herself, and a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Calgary, currently studying epidemiology at LSHTM.   Use our Eventbrite page to tell us you’re coming.    Continue Reading »