Reading in the News 2013
As a world-renowned research and teaching institution, the University of Reading is rarely out of the local, national and international media.
This section contains a selection of media appearances by University staff and press cutting summaries which highlight the important work being done by the staff and students of the University.
- Historian Dr Jeremy Burchardt provides expertise for BBC One's Countryfile
- Guardian Higher Education Network reports study showing champagne can improve memory
- US President Barack Obama tweets story featuring University of Reading researcher
- Have We Got News For You - Mark Pagel's research on Ice Age language featured on BBC One's flagship satirical news quiz
- Professor Mark Pagel discovers that European and Asian languages can be traced back to a single mother tongue
- Celebrated Irish actress Lisa Dwan wowed audiences at the University of Reading recntly during two rare performances of Samuel Beckett's iconic work ‘Not I'.
- New research from Professor Jeremy Spencer finds that drinking champagne could improve memory
- The Guardian marks 75 years of links between carbon emissions and global warming
- Did scientists get it wrong about global warming? Professor Nigel Arnell refutes the argument that climate scientists 'over-egged' the pudding
- Fasten your seatbelts: University of Reading research finds climate change doubles turbulence risk to aircraft
- Pope Francis calls for action on clerical sex abuse - Papal expert Dr Rebecca Rist says Pope Francis is signalling that he regards clerical sexual abuse as the modern day scourge of the Church.
- Dr Chris Davis provides lightning expertise for James May's Man Lab on BBC Two
- Dr Gunter Kuhnle interviewed for feature on meat and health in leading German newspaper
- Dr Carol Wagstaff interviewed by BBC Radio 4's You and Yours on the tastiness of fruit and veg
- Dr David Brauner sparks debate at Roth@80 conference with paper on the iconic author titled “Queering Philip Roth”
- BBC South Today brodcasts live Budget reaction from RUSU, the University of Reading's students' union
- University researchers show anti-wrinkle cream chemical works
- Reading research into the earth's 'electrical heartbeat' influence on clouds featured in the Guardian
- Papal history expert Dr Rebecca Rist provides context for historic resignation of Benedict XVI and election of Pope Francis I
- Dr Geoffrey Sloan uncovers unseen evidence about Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising for BBC Radio 4's Document
- Who, What, Why: What is wind chill factor? The University of Reading's Ross Reynolds helps explain
- University of Reading research finds that nearly three-quarters of consumers found small print on TV, broadband and home phone bundle deals so difficult to understand that they didn't read it fully.
- Professor Kevin Warwick discusses his world-leading cybernetics work on 'Beneath the Lab Coat'
- Dr Tiffany Taylor talks about her children's book that explains evolution on BBC Radio Berkshire
- Professor Ian Jones, one of the UK's leading virologists, discusses the coronavirus
- Reading climate scientist Dr Richard Allan appears on Channel 4 documentary 'The Year Britain Flooded'
- Dr Rebecca Rist appears on Sky News - Sunrise with Eamonn Holmes - to give reaction to the news that the Pope is to stand down.
- After a baby's finger was severed in a fox attack the University of Reading's Dr Phil Baker discusses urban fox numbers in Britain
- Professor Steven Mithen appears on BBC’s flagship arts programme to comment on a new British Museum exhibition on prehistoric art.
- Health law expert Professor Christopher Newdick speaks to BBC News Channel about the Mid-Staffordshire NHS scandal
- Dr Faustina Hwang interviewed by ITV News about her work on new tech to fight malnutrition among older people
- University of Reading al-Qaeda expert explores what has happened to al-Qaeda since Osama bin Laden's death.
- University expert says much more work needs to be done on the Green Deal before the scheme becomes an effective way of improving energy efficiency
- Islamist threat to Europe is overstated says University of Reading expert
- Intelligent buildings of the future will respond to our needs, says Professor Derek Clements-Croome on BBC News
- Reading archaeologists find evidence that stone-age hunters manipulated the environment long before farming started
- Dr Carol Wagstaff explains why 2012's high rainfall could impact on the nutritional value of our crops - BBC radio
- Professor Mike Gooding explains why 2012's high rainfall could impact on the nutritional value of our crops - BBC radio and TV coverage, and national newspapers
- Climate scientists respond to 'daft' media reports that global warming has 'stopped'
- Why are we still waiting for Godot?
- Rise in tuition fees causes shift towards free fieldwork at UK universities - Guardian and THE
- 2012 was the UK's second wettest year but expect more flooding in the future, say Reading scientists