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Reading in the news: Mon 11 Dec – University of Reading

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Reading in the news: Mon 11 Dec

Release Date 11 November 2019

Reading in the news


Yorkshire flooding: Prof Hannah Cloke (GES) is quote in the Daily Telegraph (and on front page of Saturday’s print edition) about flooding that has affected areas of South Yorkshire. Prof Cloke spoke to BBC Radio 4’s PM programme, BBC News Channel, Sky News, and BBC Radio 5 Live.

Dr Pete Inness (Met) also spoke to BBC News, and his interview was also played on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live and local BBC Radio stations including BBC Berkshire.

Bath toys: Reports in Mirror, Express and The Sun cover tests conducted by Professor Laurence Harwood (Chemistry) for Channel 4’s Dispatches programme on dangerous plastics found in bath. Prof Harwood is quoted. The programme will be on Channel 4 at 8pm on Monday 11 November.

‘A Woman’s Place’: Dr Madeleine Davies (English Lit) and Prof Kate Williams (History) appear in the first episode of BBC 2’s ‘Novels that Shaped our World’ focusing on novels that explore women’s rights, including Samuel Richardson’s Pamela and Constance Maud’s No Surrender.    

Fake followers: Research conducted by Dr Thi Ahn Tho Pham (Economics) and Birmingham Uni academics looked at the numbers of fake followers that leading politicians have, in the Scottish edition of Sunday Times.


Other coverage

  • The Guardian report on the use of microchips in humans, and notes Emeritus Professor Kevin Warwick chipped himself in 1998.
  • HSBC boss Ian Stuart spoke to Mail Online about his career, which included getting a Henley Business School diploma.
  • WIRED reports on whether new in-flight safety videos are putting people at risk, and quotes Prof Adrian Palmer (Henley Business School).
  • Dan Fernbank (Sustainability) spoke to BBC Berkshire about UoR’s sustainability efforts, which include reducing fossil fuel investments.
  • Government Business reports on a conference on sustainability for businesses, which Dan Fernbank will be leading.
  • Prof Andrew Kakabadse (Henley Business School) is quoted in Raconteur in an article about ethical leadership and politics.
  • HR Magazine also quote Prof A Kakabadse in an article about quantifying culture.
  • An article on rat poisons for Ranger notes that UoR academics are working on a campaign for responsible rodenticide use.
  • Design/curial mention UoR’s School of Architecture in an article on how the subject is changing.
  • BBC Berkshire talk about UoR graduate Michael Rosen’s new book.
  • Prof Edith Morley is mentioned in an article for GetReading on unique things to the town.


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