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Hurricane Irma, climate change, and the place to learn to be cool: Reading in the News - 7 Sept – University of Reading

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Hurricane Irma, climate change, and the place to learn to be cool: Reading in the News - 7 Sept

Release Date 07 September 2017

Hurricane Irma

Ben Nevis weather data: BBC News featured a project led by Prof Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) to digitise weather data captured by meteorologists from the top of Ben Nevis during the 1800s. The article includes an interview with Prof Ed Hawkins, and a video showcasing the extraordinary story about the meteorologists based at Ben Nevis.

Hurricane Irma: Dr Chris Holloway (Met) spoke to Deusche Welle and BBC R4 World Tonight (approx. 18 mins in) about Hurricane Irma, which has devastated parts of the Caribbean this week. Dr Holloway is also quoted in the Independent, Daily Mail, BT and in local media about the worsening impact that hurricanes have due to climate change.  

Turbulence: Yahoo and Business Insider report on how research by Dr Paul Williams (Met) on the impact of climate change on aviation will make flying more expensive. Also in Indian Public Media.

Employee experience: Research by Prof Moira Clarke (Henley) is mentioned in an article for HR Zone looking at employee experience (EX) and how companies are adopting the idea for their staff.

Andy Mackay: BBC London 94.9 (approx. 1hr 30 mins in) discussed the influence of Roxy Music, and mention saxophonist Andy Mackay who studied at Music at the University of Reading. Andy Mackay was honoured with alumnus of the year in 2014 – read our news story here.

Bracknell town centre: Dr Steve Musson (GES) spoke to BBC Berkshire (approx. 2hr 50 in) about the opening of the new Lexicon in Bracknell Town Centre, and the impact of big name high street stores and restaurants for the local economy.

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