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Lessons from Gareth Southgate, and how we're looking to care for our soil: Reading in the News - 19 July

Release Date 19 July 2018

Gareth Southgate and the England Football team


Fertilisers: The Guardian looks at how phosphate fertilisers are being inefficiently used and having a detrimental effect on the wider environment. The article notes work being done by the Soil Security Programme to look at using bacteria in soil to make a difference. The article was reproduced in MFA News.

Atlantic conveyor belt: An article for Carbon Brief looks at the possibility of a ‘slowdown’ in the Atlantic Conveyor Belt which brings warm water from the tropics to Europe. The article based on new research suggests that a slowdown could trigger a two decade period of rapid global surface warming. Dr Jon Robson (Met), who was not involved in the study, is quoted.

Humility in leadership: Professor Bernd Vogel (Henley Business School) is quoted in a Forbes article looking at the value of humility in leadership, pointing to examples including Jesus and Gareth Southgate.


Other coverage


  • The Telegraph mention research by Professor Paul Williams (Met) in an article on how climate change may affect air travel.
  • Students from the University of Reading have celebrated success at the European Universities Games, winning two gold, three silver and one bronze medal, reports Inside the Games.
  • A UoR student was spared a long hospital stay by being involved in a clinical trial to treat a collapsed lung, reports GetReading.
  • Professor Gary Stephens (Pharmacy) is quoted in an article for Yahoo News about Novichok.
  • Evening Standard report on the best self-service bars in London. The article mentions the self-service beer wall in Park Bar on the UoR Whiteknights campus.
  • Article for the Business Magazine and BQ Live note that Reading is becoming one of the most densely populated towns for digital and tech businesses, according to a report by Tech Nation. The articles note the opening of the Gateway Building on the Thames Valley Science Park.
  • Recycling Waste World reports on the University of Bristol becoming the ninth University to launch a behavior change programme to reduce recycling, joining the University of Reading as one of the early adopters of a similar scheme.
  • Investment in the University of Reading is mentioned in an article for Business Magazine on the economic and business growth of the Thames Valley.
  • An article for Bond looking at why languages matter for inclusion is based on ‘Listening Zones’ research co-delivered by UoR academics. Read more about our role here.
  • GetReading report on forecasts that the current summery conditions are set to continue, and carries comments by Dr Roger Brugge on the extended period of hot and dry weather.
  • Further reports on research into the link between bilingualism and maths performance in the Hindustan Times.
  • HR Director reports on the Henley Business School report on side jobs.














Image credit: Кирилл Венедиктов, England national football team in Russia, 2018. Accessed on 19 July 2018 at Licenced under Creative Commons By-SA 3.0.


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