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Reading in the News - Tuesday 6 August – University of Reading

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Reading in the News - Tuesday 6 August

Release Date 06 August 2019

Reading in the news


Jet Stream: Professor Paul Williams (NCAS) is quoted in an article by the Financial Times on how the jet stream is changing weather.

Hottest July Ever: Professor Richard Allan (National Centre for Earth Observation) is quoted in an article by The Metro on the recent heatwaves being a clear indicator of climate change.


Rain alerts: PhD researcher Akshay Deoras (Met) is quoted in an article by DNA India on the limitations of forecasting models.


Book review: Professor Paul Luna (Typography)’s latest book Typography: A Very Short Introduction is reviewed by art and design blog Creative Bloq


Bitcoin rollercoaster: Professor Nafia Alam (Malaysia) appears in an interview on cryptocurrency Bitcoin by SputnikNews.


Beckett’s Last Tapes: Radio 4 will be airing a special programme on the archived Samuel Beckett tapes, which are housed at the Museum of English Rural Life, this Saturday (10th) at 8pm. The programme is mentioned as a highlight in Radio Times.




  • Dr Ben Laker (Henley Business School) co-authored an article in the Harvard Business Review about the four day working week citing Henley’s recent research.
  • An article on the bacteria harboured in festival wristbands, which features a video of Dr Ben Neuman, formerly of the University’s School of Biological Sciences, has been shared by GetReading.
  • An article written by Jon Foster-Pedley on Henley Business School Africa winning the PMR.Africa platinum award  for the best MBA business school has been published by Media Expose
  • features the news that construction firm Graham has won the contract to build the new research and storage facility for the British Museum, which will be housed at the Thames Valley Science Park.
  • A collection of photographs of Roma children during the Second World War, which is kept by the University, is mentioned in an article by Travellers Times.
  • The University’s London Road campus is mentioned in an article by Living Reading on the upcoming Heritage Open Days scheme.
  • Berks and Bucks Life has an article on 25 famous people who attended the University.




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