Reading in the news - Tues 9 July
Release Date 09 August 2016
Here’s Tuesday’s summary of media coverage for the University of Reading.
- Ahead of the Olympics opening ceremony, Dr Tom Long (Politics & International Relations) spoke live to France 24 about the lack of global heads of state attending the games.
- Prof Cathy Creswell (School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences) talks live on BBC Radio 2 about childhood phobias after it was revealed that gold medal winning British swimmer Adam Peaty had a childhood fear of water.
- Further coverage of a graphic by Dr Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) illustrating changing global temperatures since 1850 being included in the Rio Olympics opening ceremony in a segment on climate change. The Star Tribune covers the story.
- University of Reading graduate and Reading University Boat Club coach Sam Townsend is mentioned in a story on his rowing crew chasing a medal at the games in The Henley Standard.
- Read our news story on the Reading students of past and present, who are competing in Rio.
Climate change: Further coverage of comments from Dr Ed Hawkins on a warning from scientists that key climate change targets are likely to be missed. The story appears in the Daily Mail.
Monarchs: Prof Kate Williams (History) discusses ageing monarchs on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The World Tonight’ show.
URS building: News that the URS building has been listed as a Grade 2 building is covered at Architects’ Journal.
Employee engagement: Research by Henley Business School on employee engagement is referenced at Small Business.