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Reading in the news - Mon 1 Jul

Release Date 01 July 2019

Reading in the news


UoR Malaysia: The Star education section reports on changes being made at University of Reading Malaysia, including to courses and connections between Malaysia and the UK, with Vice-Chancellor Prof Robert Van de Noort and UoRM CEO Wing Lam both quoted.

Europe heatwave: Professor Hannah Cloke (GES & Meteorology) is quoted in coverage of the heatwave in Europe by the Independent, Yahoo News and Scotland on Sunday, and spoke to six regional radio stations, including BBC Berkshire. Professor Len Shaffrey (Meteorology) is quoted by Mashable and Sina News. A 2004 study led by Professor Peter Stott (Meteorology) is mentioned in an article by the Weather Channel. Read our news story here.

Show Your Stripes: Reuters, Daily Mail and This Is Money report on the success of last month’s campaign to share a climate stripes diagram created by Professor Ed Hawkins (Meteorology), part of the University’s #MadeAtReading campaign. Read our news story.

Eclipse wind: A Reading study on how solar eclipses affect the wind is referenced in a Weather Channel article, looking back at the 2017 eclipse.

Silchester excavation: BBC Radio Berkshire reported live from Roman Silchester where the University of Reading Archaeology Field School is currently taking place. Read our news story.

Other coverage


  • Daily Mail quotes Professor Ian Rutherford (Classics) on an ancient monument in Turkey that acted as an early calendar
  • Times of India and The Hindu, all quote PhD student (Meteorology) Akshay Deoras on the Indian monsoon.
  • Architects Journal reports that the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has declared a climate emergency following a meeting of its council, where Professor Flora Samuel (Architecture) from Reading spoke about concerns students had expressed to her.
  • Wantage Halls makes The Tab’s list of ‘poshest halls in the country’.
  • Reading Chronicle reports that a Reading art student has made the final of a national competition by National Express to have artwork printed on one of their buses.
  • The Garden reports that the University of Reading has extended its agreement to manage the National Fruit Collection in Kent for a further five years. Read our news story.
  • The Garden also reports on a survey of gardeners by PhD student Tomos Jones (Biological Sciences) to identify future invasive plants. Read our news story.
  • Mumbai Mirror refers to a Reading study on the health implications of using cosmetics.
  • The Costa Rican News quotes Professor Bill Collins (Meteorology) on how aeroplane contrails contribute to climate change.
  • Common Space quotes Dr Reuven Ziegler (School of Law) on proposals to extend voting rights in Scotland to asylum seekers and refugees.
  • reports on the Real Jobs exhibition currently being run by Typography and Graphic Communication. Read our news story.
  • The University Caterers Organisation reports that the University of Reading has been shortlisted for the Innovation Award in this year’s TUCO Awards.
  • MBA reports that Henley Business School Africa has the most MBA scholarships of any African business school.
  • BBC Radio Berkshire reports on Reading residents launching a survey of people who live next door to students to ask for their experiences.



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