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Stephen Hawking PhD readers crash Cambridge University website

Stephen Hawking PhD readers crash Cambridge University website 23 October 2017 From the section Cambridgeshire Image copyright Cambridge University/Stephen Hawking Image caption Stephen Hawking’s handwriting can be seen on the document Demand for Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis intermittently crashed part of Cambridge University’s website as physics fans flock to read his work. Prof Hawking’s 1966 thesis “Properties of expanding universes” was made freely available for the first time on the publications section of university’s website at 00:01 BST. More than 30,000 have so far accessed his work as a 24-year-old postgraduate. Prof Hawking said by making it available he...

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The children in care left without a school place

The children in care left without a school place By Hannah Richardson BBC News education and social affairs reporter 23 October 2017 From the section Family & Education Image copyright Shutterstock They are some of society’s most vulnerable children – those taken into care. And yet some schools are failing in their responsibility to give them places when asked. These disadvantaged children are meant to be placed before all others when it comes to school admissions. But politicians and officials from Oxfordshire are highlighting how more than 30 so called “looked-after children” in the area have been left without...

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