Discovering ancient artefacts on Islay – Reading in the news Weds 29 Aug
Release Date 29 August 2018
Ancient artefact discovery: Heritage Daily and Archaeology cover the news that an ancient clan artefact, dating back 400 years, has been discovered on the Scottish island of Islay during the University's excavation at Dunyvaig Castle. Prof Steve Mithen (Archaeology) is quoted in one of the pieces, as is the Reading student who discovered the item. Reading our news story here.
Reading top for agriculture: Farmers Weekly features an article on the world's top universities for the study of agriculture. It notes that Reading is in the top 10 in the world, according to the QS World Rankings, and is much higher up the ranking than the next UK-based institutions offering courses on this subject.
- The Next Web, F3 News, itechnologyupdates.com and Kopitiam Bot have reproduced a blog post written by Dr Jon Shonk (Meteorology), originally published on The Conversation, on the challenges facing weather forecasters, and why forecasts are unlikely to ever be 100% accurate.
- The Northern Echo, Sunderland Echo and Insider Media report on Sir David Bell becoming the new Vice-Chancellor for the University of Sunderland.
- Kopitiam Bot and Channel News Asia have reproduced the blog by Dr Tara Pirie (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) on London Zoo's annual weigh-in. The blog was originally published on The Conversation.
- GetReading features an article on a planned housing development in Shinfield and plans to increase the number of proposed houses on University-owned land.