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Is this summer hotter than 1976 and raising aspirations of mothers in Whitley – Reading in the news Tues 24 July – University of Reading

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Is this summer hotter than 1976 and raising aspirations of mothers in Whitley – Reading in the news Tues 24 July

Release Date 24 July 2018


Warm weather in Reading and beyond: Dr Rob Thompson was on BBC Radio Berkshire (approx. 1 hour 11 mins in) discussing the recent heatwave and making comparisons to the notoriously hot summer of 1976. 

Raising aspirations in Whitley: TES covers the award-winning project by Prof Carol Fuller (Institute of Education), which focuses on raising the aspirations of mothers living in the area.  

Employee well-being: A People Management article on new research into why line managers are key to improving employee well-being features comment from Dr Charmi Patel (Henley Business School).


Other coverage:

  • An obituary in The Guardian for archaeobotanist, Gordon Hillman, mentions that he studied for a degree in agricultural botany at Reading.
  • The Yorkshire Post features an article penned by Gerry Brown, who helped fund the report by Prof Andrew Kakabadse (Henley Business School) on how effective the Civil Service is.
  • Former Reading student, Louise Povey, is one of 33 graduates from universities in the south-east to have their degree show work exhibited in galleries around the region. One artist from each gallery will be nominated for the Platform Graduate Award, the winner of which will be announced in November. FE News reports.
  • My Medical Mantra features an article on why oranges are good for you - it references the study which found that eating more flavonoid-rich fruits and vegetables, have the potential to substantially benefit brain health. Dr Daniel Lamport (Psychology) is quoted.
  • Prof Paul Almond (Law) is among a number of people who have put their name to a letter featured in The Evening Standard, calling for job security after Brexit.
  • Teams from the University of Reading took home two gold medals at the European Universities Games held in Portugal last week. Inside the Games reports.
  • Prof Jane Setter (English Language and Applied Linguistics) was on BBC Radio Berkshire's (approx. 29 mins in) Coffee Club this morning, discussing the news stories of the day.



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