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Reading in the news - Fri 3 May – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Fri 3 May

Release Date 03 May 2019

Reading in the news


Climate change report: Professor Elizabeth Robinson (SAPD) spoke to Newsbeat on BBC Radio 1 about the emissions targets suggested to the UK government by the Committee on Climate Change in a report published on Thursday.

Flooding in Reading: BBC South interviewed Dr Arnaud Duranel (GES) about work going on to calculate the effectiveness of a new flooding mitigation scheme near Reading.

Sahria courts: John Howell MP mentioned research at the University of Reading on ‘sharia law courts’ operating in the UK during an address in the House of Commons. The full transcript is available via Hansard.

New Defence Secretary: The Mirror, Mail Online, iNewspaper, Grazia, Sputnik News and MSN News all report on Penny Mordaunt being made the first female UK Defence Secretary, mentioning her being a Reading alumna.

Other coverage


  • The Institute of Food Science & Technology reports that Reading has three undergraduate nominees in this year’s IFST Young Scientist Competition.
  • Reading’s online mental health support services are mentioned in a Study International article on support offered to students by universities in the UK.
  • A study (Meteorology) calculating future increases in air turbulence under climate change is reported by The Acorn
  • reports on Professor Ed Hawkins delivering the Royal Society’s Kavli Lecture, after winning the Kavli Medal last year. Read our news story.
  • Marie Claire mentions Henley Business School’s side hustle research in a feature on becoming an entrepreneur.
  • The New Daily quotes Dr Gunter Kuhnle (Food and Nutritional Sciences) on a study that suggested a link between eating rice and good health.



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