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Heatwave, bath houses, and what curiosity did: Reading in the News - 16 July

Release Date 16 July 2018

Dig at Silchester


The effect of hot weather: Wired report on whether this summer’s heatwave is going to become increasingly likely as climate change continues to affect our environment. Professor Ted Shepherd is quoted about how extreme weather events are becoming more common.

In addition, CNBC report on the challenges presented by increasingly hot summers. The article mentions Prof Paul Williams’ (Met) 2017 research on severe turbulence due to climate change. The article also appears in the Daily Times Pakistan. Read our news story about the research here.

Roman bath house: Coverage of this year’s summer excavation at Silchester focusing on a roman bath house in the Reading Chronicle, BBC Berkshire, Heart Berkshire, The Breeze, and the Romsey Advertiser.

Curiosity: An article for the Irish Examiner looks at the positive role of curiosity in childhood development. The article also refers to research by Dr Michiko Sakaki (Psychology) on the role of curiosity in improving cognitive performance and mental wellbeing.

Other coverage


  • Prof Helen Bilton spoke to BBC Berkshire (1hr 20 mins in) about delays by local government in providing school places, and the lack of planning for future school building.
  • A Henley Business School report on the many workers run a small business on the side of their main job is reported in MSN Money.
  • Vision Times looks at the health benefits of blueberries, citing a study by Prof Claire Williams (Psychology) on improved executive function in school-age children.
  • Mark Swain (Henley Business School) writes for the Business Magazine about “what Thames Valley really needs”.
  • The Business Magazine also reports on a bid by Reading UK for the commercial Abbey Quarter. The article notes that Reading UK recently published the Reading 2050 vision in partnership with UoR and a planning consultant, Barton Willmore.
  • Caterlyst reports on the shortlists for the annual TUCO awards. UoR has been nominated for the innovation award.
  • A report on developing leaders in the workplace is covered by People Management, and includes comment by Mark Swain (Henley Business School).
  • Share Radio spoke to Ardi Kolah (Henley Business School), who wrote a handbook on GDPR.










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