Reading in the news - Weds 27 Feb
Release Date 27 February 2019
New Vice-Chancellor appointment:, , and have all reported on the appointment of Professor Robert Van de Noort as Vice-Chancellor.
Hottest February day: Stephen Burt (Meteorology) spoke to about the record temperatures being recorded this week. 19.6 °C was recorded on Tuesday, making it the highest February day in 110 years. Dr John Shonk also spoke to about the impact of a hot winter.
Pink Skies: Professor Ellie Highwood spoke to theabout pink skies at dusk after a local reader wrote in claiming they were being caused by chemtrails, which Professor Highwood dismissed.
The Future of Oak Trees: Professor Rob Jackson (Biological Science) is quoted by the and about the possibility that native oak trees may have to be replaced with foreign species in future.
Women’s and Trans rights: Professor Rosa Freedman (Law) spoke via video-link at a Speak Up For Women event in Auckland, New Zealand about sex self-identification. has picked up the story.
- BBC Berkshire and have reported on the opening of the inquest for Daniel Williams, the student who died on campus earlier this month.
- Charmi Patel, associate professor of international HRM at Henley Business School, spoke to about engagement survey participation.
- A study by the University and Rothamsted Research about wheat arabinogalactan-peptide (AGP) has been picked up by .
- The Express has included a Cold War bunker on the Whiteknights campus in a list of nuclear bunkers in the UK.
- The Borneo Post has reported on the International Foundation Programme (IFP) being offered by the University of Reading Malaysia.
- Dawn.com has a report on the International Food and Nutrition Conference at the University of Sargodha, Pakistan, where Dr Keshavan Niranjan (Food & Bioprocessing Sciences), gave a talk on food engineering research.