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Reading in the news: 29 July – University of Reading

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Reading in the news: 29 July

Release Date 29 July 2019

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Heatwave: Guardian (and in print) quote Prof Hannah Cloke (GES) and Prof Andrew Charlton-Perez (Met) and Telegraph quote Prof Peter Inness (Met) on the heatwave which hit Europe last week. Furthermore, Prof Richard Allan (Met) spoke to LBC.

Novacene: Former visiting Professor James Lovelock, who is credited with the invention of the Gaia hypothesis, is interviewed by New Scientist about his suggestion that earth is entering a new geological era called the novacene.

Beckett: The Observer (and in print) look at ‘another side’ of the life of Samuel Beckett. The article notes the friendship between Beckett and Emeritus Prof Jim Knowlson (English), which led to the archiving of many of the author’s English-language materials in the University’s Special Collections next to the Museum of English Rural Life.


Other news:

  • Dr Robbie Girling (Agriculture) spoke to BBC R4 Farming Today about how insects can be helpful for farms.
  • Farmers’ Guardian report on tackling organic cereal decline in the UK, and mentions research on new varieties of organic wheat being conducted at UoR.
  • A guide to courses offered at the University of Reading is covered by the Telegraph.
  • Further coverage of Architects Journal’s shortlisting of UoR student Sam Bailey for a student prize includes details of the project, The Bio Hive.
  • South West Farmer covers news of a new scholarship for studying sustainable agriculture at UoR sponsored by Jordans and The Prince’s Countryside Fund.
  • Dr Paddy Woodman’s (Student Services) article for the Guardian on helping students to settle into University is republished by Education Views.
  • A new art installation planned for Whiteknights Campus is covered by Wokingham Paper. Read our news story here.
  • Evesham Journal and other South Midlands outlets report on an apple accreditation programme that met in UoR last November.


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