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Preventing a ‘hothouse earth’ and a new health outreach programme for Berkshire school kids - Reading in the news Weds 8 Aug – University of Reading

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Preventing a ‘hothouse earth’ and a new health outreach programme for Berkshire school kids - Reading in the news Weds 8 Aug

Release Date 08 August 2018

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‘Hothouse' earth: Prof Richard Allan (Meteorology) was on BBC News 24 commenting on the latest study released yesterday suggesting we are at risk of a ‘hothouse earth' if climate change continues at its current pace. 

New health outreach programme: The University of Reading, in partnership with the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, has launched a new project to help school children from all backgrounds to consider healthcare careers by giving them the opportunity to experience various job roles in health and life sciences. Prof Laurie Butler (Psychology) was interviewed on the BBC Radio Berkshire breakfast show this morning (approx. 1 hour 42 mins in) discussing the new initiative.

Football predictions: After featuring an article on Tottenham's  chances of winning the Premier League, Football.London has now used the  computer model developed by Reading economists to predict Chelsea's chances of qualifying for the Champions League. The computer model uses team data to predict football scores and finishing results.


Other coverage:

  • The Daily Mail has written an article about some of the bizarre recommendations made on Gwyneth Paltrow's health and wellbeing website, Goop. Dr Daniel Commane (Human Nutrition) comments on the evidence behind some of the claims made on the site.
  • Prof Paul Williams (Meteorology) was on BBC Radio Berkshire (approx. 1 hour 48 mins in) yesterday explaining why Heathrow often records the UK's hottest temperatures.
  • Prof Flora Samuels (Architecture) is listed as a speaker at the upcoming Sydney Architecture Festival, reports Architecture and Design.
  • The Health Site writes about the type of language people use when they are depressed, referencing the research study by Mohammed Al-Mosaiwi and Prof Tom Johnstone (Psychology).
  • The Daily Planet features a write-up of the Rio Olympics opening ceremony, which had a strong environmental message. The article mentions that Prof Ed Hawkins' (Meteorology) climate change graphic was used in the ceremony, which was broadcast around the world.



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