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Reading in the news - Tues 19 March

Release Date 19 March 2019

Reading in the news


St Patrick’s Hall: Heart Radio Berkshire and The Reading Chronicle mentioned the appeal for planning permission at St Patrick’s Hall, which starts today.

Ben Nevis: Professor Ed Hawkins (Met) is quoted in an article by the BBC on new insights into weather conditions atop Ben Nevis, discovered through the Weather Rescue project.

Bercow’s Brexit: The Daily Mail has mentioned John Bercow’s appearance at the University in February 2017 in an article about his position on Brexit. Read our piece about his visit here.

Knee pain treatment: ITV has a story on a new treatment plan for patients with knee pain, which has been developed through research between the University and the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Read our story here.

Death Valley Lake: Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography & Environmental Science) is quoted in an article by Newsweek in an article on the appearance of a lake in the usually arid Death Valley after a third of the region’s yearly rainfall fell in a matter of days at the beginning of March.

Other Coverage


  • An article written by Dr Dina Rezk (History) on the attempts by Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to entrench authoritarianism into the country’s constitution has been featured by The Globe Post.
  • HR Magazine mentions Henley Business School in an article on whether MBAs are fit for purpose, while MBA Journal (Germany) reports on the school’s decision to pause its MBA offering.
  • Access and Mobility Professional reports on the study by the University and UCL which suggests using electric bikes improves cognitive function and mental well-being.
  • Mondo Visione has reported on ICMA student Akshat Vyas being awarded a Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) Educational Trust Award.



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