Hiroshima at 70

Monday, 9 February 2015
University of Reading
(Henley Business School, G11)

In 2011, the University of Reading received a remarkable and moving gift from the University of Hiroshima in Japan: a roof tile collected from the riverbed near the hypocentre of the atomic bomb attack of 6 August 1945.

The gift was made in recognition of the fact that the University of Reading had sent books in response to an appeal by their Japanese counterparts in 1951, as part of a project to establish an international peace library.

The purpose of this event is to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing while discussing the latest scholarly work on nuclear history.


Welcome and Introduction by Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading

Chair: Professor David Stack, Head of History Department, University of Reading

Dr Linda Risso, University of Reading, "The atomic bomb and public opinion: The limited credibility of NATO's deterrent strategy during the Cold War"

Dr Mara Oliva, University of Reading, "The failure of nuclear deterrence: Eisenhower and the Far East"

Professor Patrick Major, 'Keep Calm and Carry On?: Britain, the Bomb and the BBC"


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