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Fossil Free UEA protestors occupy campus

With additional reporting by Jessica Frank-Keyes, and comment by Daniel Jeakins. On November 5th campaigning UEA students occupied the area outside the Vice Chancellor’s office in protest that the University of East Anglia currently holds over £130,000 worth of shares in fossil fuel companies, including Shell and Rio Tinto, despite its status as a world…

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Vice Chancellor responds to fossil free UEA petition

David Richardson, the UEA vice-chancellor, has responded to an open letter signed by almost 100 UEA academics calling for the university to divest from its financial connections with fossil fuel companies. The open letter describes the university “a pioneer of environmentally responsible policy and practice” but it insists that the institution “must also look to ensure…