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How do you teach creative writing? - Reading in the news Mon 29 Jan

Release Date 29 January 2018

Two more published authors will teach University of Reading creative writing students

Here is today’s media coverage report.


Trump at Davos: Sky News interviewed Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics and International Relations) ahead of US President Donal Trump’s speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Creative writing appointments: Author Shelley Harris, one of two published authors appointed by the Department of English Literature to teach creative writing, spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire (2 hrs 7 mins 27 secs) about what wisdom she will pass on to students and how you go about teaching a creative subject. Read our news story.

Atlantic rowing race: Henley Business School is sponsoring a team competing in next year’s Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, reports Henley Standard. The Heads Together and Row team will support mental health charities and will be subject to analysis of their individual and collective resilience. Read the Henley news story.

Climate justice research: Professor Chuks Okereke (GES) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire (30 mins 16 secs) about the newly launched Centre for Climate and Justice, and how it will help communities around the world who are affected most by climate change impacts. Read our news story.

Chatting at work: Get Reading interview Dr Penny Moore (Henley Business School) about how chatting to colleagues at work could increase empathy and social connection between employees and management. Read Henley’s new story.

Other coverage


  • The University’s decision to reduce the building height of accommodation proposed for the St Patrick’s Hall redevelopment was reported by Get Reading, Reading Chronicle and made the BBC Radio Berkshire news headlines.
  • Dr Jacqui Turner (History) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire (1 hr 10 mins 55 secs) for a feature on the first woman MP, Nancy Astor, and the challenges she had to overcome.
  • Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) explained to BBC Radio Berkshire (1 hr 7 mins 17 secs) about a new programme to mass produce ‘super-fast’ vaccines to tackle major diseases. Read our news story.
  • A University of Reading report (SAPD) on UK dairy herds is featured by Farmers Weekly and dairy magazine Cowsmopolitan.
  • OnRec and the New Zealand Herald reports on LinkedIn partnering with Rodney Jones (English Language and Linguistics) to analyse its list of top buzzwords used on professional profiles.
  • University Business interviewed Matt White, Director of Catering, Hotel and Conference Services at the University of Reading, about the popularity of pop-up food stalls among young people.
  • Polish news site Weekend Gazeta references a Telegraph interview last year with Professor Kate Williams (History), in which she discussed the future of the British monarchy in light of the BBC drama King Charles III
  • A classical music concert by West Forest Sinfonia, being held at the University of Reading’s Great Hall, was mentioned on BBC Radio 3 and previewed by Henley Standard


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