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Reading in the News - Weds 4 Sept

Release Date 04 September 2019

Reading in the news


Johnson’s defeat: Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics) is quoted by Al-Jazeera in a report on Boris Johnson’s defeat in the Commons over his Brexit plans.

Hurricane Dorian: Reading graduate and BBC weather presenter Tomasz Schafernaker gave an update on Hurricane Dorian, which has battered the Bahamas over the last several days, to BBC Radio Berkshire.

Back to School: Dr Rebecca Berkley (IoE) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire’s Coffee Hour about the return to school pressures on children, parents and teachers.

The Peasant’s Revolt: Professor Adrian Bell (HBS) spoke to BBC Berkshire about the first greatest popular rebellion in English history, which brought to a head the economic discontent of the time.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Business Up North reports on Professor Abby Ghobadian (HBS) who has received the Richard Whipp Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Academy of Management annual conference.

Other coverage


  • The Macau Times reports on this day in history when a committee, chaired by then-Vice Chancellor Sir John Wolfenden, published the “Report on Homosexual Offences and Prostitution”, which suggested that homosexual activity should no longer be considered a criminal offence.
  • The Psychologist reports on a presentation given by Dr Daniel Lamport (Psychology) to the British Psychological Society’s Psychobiology conference.
  • SeedQuest reports on a paper by Professor Richard Ellis (Crop Science) on the impact of climate change on food security and seed development.
  • BBSRC reports that Professor Donal O’Sullivan (Crop Science) has been awarded funding to support sustainable food production in Latin America.
  • PhD researcher Akshay Deoras is mentioned in two articles (here and here) by the Hindustan Times about heavy rain in Mumbai.



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