Alex Hall

Alex Hall, PhD researcher using the British Library's newspapr collection

Alex Hall is a PhD researcher who used the British Library newspaper collections to explore public weather services

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Key points

  • Alex is researching UK weather and the history of the Met Office
  • documents from other archives don’t tell you how events unfolded
  • the Library’s unique collections of newspapers show how the public responded to floods
  • Alex has been invited to speak to Chinese meteorologists about his research


News media

You’ll find British and overseas newspapers dating back to the 1600s and we have growing collections of radio, television and web news