Photograph of Widnes, England in the late 19th century showing the effects of industrial pollution. Unknown author, taken from A History of the Chemical Industry in Widnes, by D. W. F. Hardie, Imperial Chemical Industries Limited, 1950.
Breast Cancer and Diet: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a concept invented more than 25 years ago by Imperial Chemical Industries with the curious mantra “Early Detection Is Your Best Prevention.”
When the company split from Imperial Chemical Industries in 1993, a new name was needed. The first chief executive, David Barnes, wanted a name starting at either the top of end or the alphabet and one that was phonetically memorable but had no associations or meaning. He decided on #Zeneca. Today, our name has both ends of the alphabet! #TBT #AstraZeneca
Happy 83rd Birthday to H.R.H Katherine Duchess of Kent Countess of St. Andrews Baroness Downpatrick. Born in 1933 as Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley at Hovingham Hall Yorkshire and was the only daughter of Sir William Arthington Worsley 4th Bt. and his wife Joyce Morgan Brunner daughter of Sir John Brunner 2nd Baronet and granddaughter of Sir John Brunner 1st Baronet the founder of Brunner Mond which later became ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries). On 8 June 1961 she married Prince Edward…
Imperial Chemical Industries Wilton "as the story goes that Ridley Scott himself was inspired to create his 21st century Los Angeles by the sight of the Wilton Skyline - dozens of pipes and towers, neon lit and topped by flares."