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08 June 2007


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1,000 students tell UCL provost to ditch arms shares
Malcolm Grant, University College London provost has been presented with a petition signed by over 1,000 UCL staff and students calling on him to sell UCL's shares in an arms company
  • With nearly 846,000 shares, UCL is one of the largest-known university investors in the arms trade

  • The provost also received a hand-signed copy of a book, Titanic Express, by UCL alumnus Richard Wilson, in which he describes how his sister died as a result of the arms trade
  • Richard Wilson is just one of the UCL graduates who has given his backing to Disarm UCL, which calls for the college to divest from arms trader Cobham plc and to adopt an ethical investment policy
  • Malcolm Grant now has the chance to read Richard's account of his sister Charlotte's death at the hands of a militia in Burundi
  • Her killers told her that she was dying because of 'the white people supplying the weapons in Africa'


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    Paul Doust (euston meet), 10 January
    Oh, I SO agree! lol! Titter ye not? Titter ye PLEASE!

    Peter Todhunter, 12 June
    It seems to me that we ought to develop an advice or query that celebraqtes humour within meetings for worship and business. We have no mention of laughter or humour within our red books and should appreciate the value of humour in reducing tensions and creating a feeling of well being. Do any other Friends agree with this?


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