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Reading in the news - Mon 4 Mar

Release Date 04 March 2019

Professor Chris Collins spoke to Farming Today about the importance of soil


Freak weather: Professor Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) is quoted by BBC News on how extreme weather events have an impact on businesses. The story is republished by Ghanaian media, including the Ghana Guardian.

Soil importance: Radio 4’s Farming Today show interview Professor Chris Collins (GES and Soil Security Programme) for their focus on soil this week.

Other coverage


  • A piece in by Jon Foster-Pedley (Dean and Director of Henley Business School Africa) explains the new Henley Africa slogan used in its advertising campaign. also runs a report on the artists commissioned to produce art for the campus.
  • Delicious magazine quotes PhD student Drew Price (Food and Nutritional Sciences) on the recent obsession with protein.
  • Christian Today runs an article written for The Conversation by Dr Alison Bisset (School of Law) on the rights children of members of Islamic State under international law.
  • The Reading Chronicle runs the artist’s impression of how the redeveloped St Patrick’s Hall buildings would look if planning permission is approved on appeal. Read our news story.
  • The Reading Chronicle reports on the newly opened art exhibition in Broad Street Mall, run by Reading International. Read our news story.
  • Wokingham Paper reports on the appointment of Professor Robert Van de Noort as Vice Chancellor of the University of Reading. Read our news story.
  • Professor Emeritus Kevin Warwick (Cybernetics) is speaking at Robot Day at the Coventry Transport Museum this weekend, reports the Coventry Telegraph.
  • The Maidenhead Advertiser quotes Dr Roger Brugge (Meteorology) about the hottest February day being recorded at the University’s weather site.
  • Dr Nafis Alam (Henley Business School UoR) is quoted by Sputnik Deutschland on how countries have benefited or lost out from the introduction of the euro currency.
  • BBC Berkshire reported on a service being delivered by Professor Keith Shine (Meteorology) at a local church on climate change.



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