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Sting jets, holding back the rain, and did Joseph of Arimathea bring Christianity to Britain? Reading in the News - 26 March – University of Reading

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Sting jets, holding back the rain, and did Joseph of Arimathea bring Christianity to Britain? Reading in the News - 26 March

Release Date 26 March 2018



Sting Jet storms: The Guardian report on new research that says climate change may lead to an increase in sting jet storms similar to the storm of 1987. Dr Oscar Martinez-Alvarado (Met) is quoted. Read our news story here.

Flood control: An article in the Telegraph looking at the ways in which the UK is preparing for flooding in the face of extreme weather quotes Prof Hannah Cloke (GES).

Glastonbury Abbey: Professor Roberta Gilchrist (Archaeology) has written an article for The Conversation about Glastonbury Abbey, and why the site is revealing new truths about the origins of Christianity in the Britain. The article also appears on Yahoo.


Other coverage:


  • Further coverage of research into yoghurt and children’s diets in Medicalxpress and Infosurhoy. BBC Berkshire also spoke to Dr Ditte Hobbs (APD) about the research.
  • Reading Chronicle cover the donation of fragments from Hiroshima University to mark the relationship between them and UoR following the atomic bomb blast in 1945. Read our news story here, and read more about how the University was involved in supporting Hiroshima University after 1945 here.
  • BBC Two’s The Ladykillers: Pest Detectives mentions work by Dr Colin Prescott (SBS) into rodenticides.
  • Dr Mai Sato’s (Law) article for the Conversation about the impending executions of 20 Aum cultists who carried out the Sarin gas attack in 1995 has been reproduced in Daily Hunt.
  • Reports in HuffPost and Yahoo look at ways to make work experience worthwhile, and quotes Graham Philpott from Henley Business School.
  • A Reading Chronicle article reports on the awarding of BEM medals which took place at the University of Reading.
  • An interview with North Wilts Archaeology Club leader Alastair Thompson for BBC Wiltshire (approx. 17 mins in) mentions the dig at Pewsey Vale.
  • PhD candidate Areej Al-Jahani writes in the Saudi Gazette about empowering women.



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