The Loyalty islanders are Melanesians; the several islands have each its separate language, and in Uea one tribe uses a Samoan and another a New Hebridean form of speech.
A further persecution of Christians in Uea, during 1875, called forth a protest from the British government.
Good climatic datasets like Global Historic Climate Network and the UEA gridded climatology are available but must be used with some caution.
Famous now as Britain's most lovable curmudgeon, Arthur Smith arrived at UEA in 1973 to study Comparative Literature.
Research Environment The weekly meetings of the UEA Philosophical Society attract distinguished visiting speakers, as well as UEA faculty and graduate students.