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Reading in the news - Mon 12 Aug – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Mon 12 Aug

Release Date 12 August 2019

Reading in the news

Air turbulence: Further coverage of a study (Meteorology) showing the first evidence that wind shear is increasing at flight cruising altitude appears worldwide, in the Mail, The Times’ Weather Eye column, Bloomberg, Long Room and Millennium Post. Professor Williams was interviewed by BBC World Service and other regional stations like BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Wales, plus a number of US radio stations like WBUR. Read our news story here.

Extreme weather:

·         Dr Peter Inness (Meteorology) is quoted in a Mail article on the causes of Europe’s recent heatwave.

·         Professor Paul Williams (Meteorology) is quoted in an Ozy article on how the jet stream affects the UK’s weather.

·         Brinkwire quotes Professor Richard Allan (Meteorology) on the record-breaking temperatures recorded all over the world in recent weeks.

·         The Times quotes Simon Lee (Meteorology Phd student) in a Q&A article on what is causing recent unusual weather.

Eat less meat: CNN quotes Dr Eugene Mohareb (Built Environment) on a report by United Nations scientists calling on people to eat less meat to reduce their impact on the environment. The Independent and Yahoo News quote Dr Mohareb on why food sourced locally doesn’t always have a low carbon footprint.

Ladybird Books: The Financial Times reviews an exhibition of artwork at the Garden Museum of London, including original Ladybird Books artwork by Professor Allen Seaby (Fine Art), produced in the early 20th century while he was at the University.

Enhancing drinks: The Times quotes Professor Gary Stephens (Pharmacy) in an article exploring the truth behind various ‘healthy’ alcoholic drinks that have come to market.

Beckett research: The Times runs a feature about BBC Radio 4 programme Beckett’s Last Tapes, where host Robert McCrum visits the Samuel Beckett Research Centre at the University of Reading. iPaper and Greenock Telegraph also highlight the programme in their TV and radio guides.

Other coverage

  • Professor Anne Vergis (School of Law) writes for The Star in Malaysia about the importance on studying Law.
  • BBC Radio Wiltshire interviewed Dr James Reade (Economics) on the relationship between football and gambling.
  • A Get Reading article speculating the colour of this year’s Reading Festival wristband mentions a previous study on how dirty the bands get during a festival by Dr Ben Neuman (Biological Sciences)
  • The Donegal News quotes Professor Christine Williams (Food and Nutritional Sciences) on saturated fat in our diets.
  • Reading student Meg Webb is interviewed by the Southern Daily Echo on how gaining a university place through Clearing benefited her.
  • The Times interviews Michael Murray, Head of Elevation at Sports Direct, about how the business will develop, and mentions that he is a Reading graduate.

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