Sunday, 28 October 2007
Iranians Study Nuclear Physics in Britain

Maybe this isn't such a good idea...From The Times (with thanks to Alan):

THE Foreign Office has cleared dozens of Iranians to enter British universities to study advanced nuclear physics and other subjects with the potential to be applied to weapons of mass destruction.

In the past nine months about 60 Iranians have been admitted to study postgraduate courses deemed “proliferation-sensitive” by the security services. The disciplines range from nuclear physics to some areas of electrical and chemical engineering and microbiology.

Additionally, figures obtained by David Willetts, the shadow secretary for innovation, universities and skills, show that in 2005-06, 30 Iranians were doing postgraduate degrees in subjects covering nuclear physics and nuclear engineering...

Posted on 10/28/2007 5:02 PM by Rebecca Bynum
28 Oct 2007
Esmerelda Weatherwax

It is a very bad idea. All day I have had the words of the song going through my mind -

I study nuclear science,
I love my classes,
I got this crazy teacher,
He wears dark glasses,

I'm doin' all right
Gettin' good grades
The future's so bright
I gotta wear shades.