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17 December

2014 WARMEST YEAR IN EUROPE SINCE 1500S

Financial Times online, 17/12/2014, Pilita Clark

Climate change is very likely to have helped make 2014 Europe’s warmest year since the 1500s, Oxford scientists have found. Researchers found global warming had increased the risk of such a record being set by at least a factor of 10. Other teams working independently in Holland and Australia said the odds had been boosted by 35 to 80 times. Three teams of researchers from Oxford, The Netherlands and two Australian universities worked independently using different techniques to produce the latest results for Europe.

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DOWNWARD MOBILITY

Prospect, 01/01/2015, p.27, Unattributed

The idea that social mobility – ending up in a different occupational class or income group from one’s parents – is in decline has much currency in Britain today. The truth is more complicated, though not reassuring: there is plenty of mobility, but more downwards than up, says new research by academics at the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics. John Goldthorpe is quoted.

RADIO: DAVID PREVER, BBC RADIO OXFORD

16/12/2014, 17:28

Professor Iain McLean of Oxford University comments on proposals to change the constitution to give English MPs more power over English legislation.

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RADIO: HOWARD BENTHAM, BBC RADIO OXFORD

16/12/2014, 11:35

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