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Wintry weather coming, and how much are farmers getting paid: Reading in the News - 12 Feb

Release Date 12 February 2018

Sheep farming

Winter weather: The Daily Express report on sudden stratospheric warming which may result in colder winter weather this week. Dr Peter Inness (Met) is quoted.

Dino decline: GetReading report on research that dinosaurs migrated so quickly to cover the earth that it hindered their ability to evolve new species and may have contributed to their demise. Ciara o’Donovan, a PhD student (SBS) who was lead author on the paper, spoke to BBC Coventry and Warwickshire (approx. 1hr 48 mins in) about the research. Read our news story.

How much are farm managers being paid: A survey of farm managers’ pay and conditions taking place is reported in Farmers Weekly. The article notes that UoR will provide statistical support for the survey.


Other coverage:


  • Further coverage in Yahoo and the Metro of two part time roles for chocolate tasters advertised by Mondelez, working on the University of Reading Whiteknights Campus in the RSSL building.
  • Revd Mark Laynesmith (Chaplaincy) gave a thought for the day on BBC Berkshire’s Sunday morning programme (approx. 2hr 17 mins in).
  • Comments by Jon Foster-Pedley (Dean, Henley Business School Africa) on MBAs is reported in Skills Portal.
  • Norwegian news channel NRK report on the death of swans from bird flu in Windsor. Prof Ian Jones (SBS) is quoted.
  • An article on the decline of bees in the Colombian Post includes quotes by Prof Simon Potts (SAPD).
  • Divya Himachal report on research by Prof Paul Williams (Met) about worldwide disruption to flights due to climate change-induced turbulence.
  • A series of events for ‘reading in Reading’, organised by Reading International, in February and March is reported in GetReading.
  • An article in GetReading about a planning application made by BHFT notes their plans to move the functions currently in Craven Road onto the University of Reading campus.











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