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Royal births, changes to the Gulf Stream and how to become a good listener – Reading in the news Tues 17 Apr – University of Reading

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Royal births, changes to the Gulf Stream and how to become a good listener – Reading in the news Tues 17 Apr

Release Date 17 April 2018


Royal births: Prof Kate Williams (History) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire this morning discussing the history of royal births and how they have changed from the days when a royal birth was a public event. 

MERL tweets: BBC Radio Berkshire (approx. 2 hours 51 mins in) headed down to the University's Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) yesterday to interview Digital Media Manager Adam Koszary following the huge success of his ‘absolute unit' tweets last week. BBC Berkshire also spoke to Associate Director of MERL, Isabel Hughes, about what else is going on at the MERL.

Gulf stream changes: Further coverage of the research which suggests that the slowdown of currents in the Atlantic Ocean could cause more dramatic weather events in the future, in The News Recorder, Marine Technology News, Daily Sabah, Before It's News, Terra Daily and other international outlets. Read our news story here.

Scarlet Fever on the rise: Dr Simon Clarke (Biomedical Sciences) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire (approx. 2 mins in) about the rise in cases of Scarlet Fever across Berkshire.

How to become a good listener:  Daniel Kiernan (Henley Business School) is quoted in an AAT article on the topic of how to become a good listener. He comments that good listening can benefit your career and shares tips for being an empathetic listener.


Other coverage:

  • A documentary on great British castles aired on San Diego station KPBS Television features a section on historic bones held at the University, that are believed to belong to Hugh Despenser, Earl of Winchester and advisor to Edward II. Dr Mary Lewis (Archaeology) explains how they came to identify the bones.
  • GetReading reports on an exhibition being held at the University on the story of an unknown artist who helped bring Oscar Wilde's work to life.
  • The Iskandarian reports on a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the University of Reading Malaysian and Sutera Mall, paving the way to further strengthen the relevance of academic and research collaborations for industrial practice, and to allow UoRM real estate students the opportunity to have hands-on experience in real estate business.
  • Mo Al-Mosaiwi's (Psychology) article for The Conversation on absolutist language and depression has been reproduced for CultBizzTech and Raw Story.
  • The Reading Chronicle features a tribute piece for leading agricultural expert John Wilkins OBE - Wilkins studied for a Masters in Science at Reading.
  • GetReading has run an article on local runners doing the London Marathon this weekend, featuring 22 year old student Charlotte Parnall, who is fundraising for The Children's Society.
  • Articles for the Beccles and Bungay Journal and East Anglian Daily Times mention the development of a farming technology business Farmex which was started by University of Reading graduate Hugh Crabtree.
  • Italian website features a Q&A style piece with Ambrogio Volonté (Met) on some of the extreme weather events that have taken place in Italy in recent years.




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