Top pupil award will carry Almac founder's name
The late founder of pharmaceutical firm Almac has been commemorated in the naming of a medal for top science students.
Sir Hans Sloane, famed for inventing hot chocolate, is also remembered in the Sloane McClay Award, which will be awarded to the GCSE student with the highest combined marks in biology, chemistry, physics and maths.
The Hans Sloane (Memorial Fund) Trust, in partnership with National Museums NI, was established in 1960 to commemorate the life and work of the surgeon and collector, who came from Killyleagh in Co Down. Stephen Barr, president of Almac Sciences, said: "It is our hope that recipients of both the Hans Sloane Medal and the Sloane McClay Award will continue to make a difference to knowledge, understanding and society in the same way Sir Allen McClay and Sir Hans Sloane did."