The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a public research university based in Norwich, United Kingdom. It was established in 1963, and is a founder-member of the 1994 Group of research-intensive universities. The University of East Anglia opened in October 1963, not on its present campus, but in the "University Village" on the other side of Earlham Road, a collection of prefabricated structures designed for 1200 students, laid out by the local architectural firm Feilden and Mawson. There were no residences. The Vice-Chancellor and administration were based in nearby Earlham Hall. In 1961, the first vice-chancellor, Frank Thistlethwaite, had approached Denys Lasdun, an adherent of the "New Brutalist" trend in architecture, who was at that time building Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, to produce designs for the permanent campus. The site chosen was on the western edge of the city, on the south side of Earlham Road. The land, formerly part of the Earlham Hall estate was at that time occupied by a golf course. Lasdun unveiled a model and an outline plan at a press conference in April 1963, but it took another year to produce detailed plans, which diverged considerably from the model.
China's economic boom thwarts its carbon emissions goals
Efforts to reduce China's carbon dioxide emissions are being offset by the country's rampant economic growth, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Preference for built-up habitats could explain rapid spread of the tree bumblebee in UK
The strikingly rapid spread of the Tree Bumblebee in Britain could be occurring because the bees readily live alongside humans in towns and villages – according to research from the University of East Anglia.
CO2 emissions set to reach new 40 billion ton record high in 2014
Carbon dioxide emissions, the main contributor to global warming, are set to rise again in 2014 - reaching a record high of 40 billion tonnes.
Personal wellbeing can aid environmental sustainability
Our first-world problems - too strapped to buy the latest iPhone, bored by last year's clothes - are symptomatic of a deeper emotional hunger that's putting the wider world at risk, according to a new book by an academic ...
Citizen scientists saving lives around deadly 'Throat of Fire' volcano
Citizen scientists are saving the lives of people living in the shadow of deadly volcanoes according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
Genetically engineered fruit flies could save crops
Releasing genetically engineered fruit flies into the wild could prove to be a cheap, effective and environmentally friendly way of pest control according to scientists at the University of East Anglia and ...
Climate change will make some tropical regions wetter – then dry them out
Some parts of South America are projected to get wetter this century due to climate change, but then dry out again after 2100 as patterns of rainfall shift southwards – according to research involving the ...
Four billion-year-old chemistry in cells today
Parts of the primordial soup in which life arose have been maintained in our cells today according to scientists at the University of East Anglia.
Study shows oceans vital for possibility for alien life
Researchers at the University of East Anglia have made an important step in the race to discover whether other planets could develop and sustain life.
Natural resources worth more than US$40 trillion must be accounted for
Natural resources worth more than US$40 Trillion must be accounted for Governments and companies must do more to account for their impact and dependence on the natural environment - according to researchers at the University ...
New research shows freshers struggle to remember basic A-level concepts
University freshers struggle to remember basic concepts from their A-level studies according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
Team discovers Achilles' heel in antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Scientists at the University of East Anglia have made a breakthrough in the race to solve antibiotic resistance.
Count of new chlorofluorocarbons in the atmosphere rises from four to seven
Scientists at the University of East Anglia have found two new chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and one new hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) in the atmosphere.
Green-energy community projects need better government backing
Community-led sustainable energy projects are not taken seriously enough by the government, according to a new report from the University of East Anglia.
More support needed for teaching swimming in schools
Britain could become a nation of non-swimmers if drastic changes aren't made to ensure all young people have access to adequate lessons and facilities, according to academics at the University of East Anglia ...