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Reading in the news - Tue 13 Aug – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Tue 13 Aug

Release Date 13 August 2019

Reading in the news


Beckett history: A BBC Radio 4 documentary is presented from the Samuel Beckett Research Centre by the University’s Beckett Fellow Robert McCrum. Guy Baxter, Head of Archive Services, gives a tour of the Beckett Archive.

Indian monsoon: The Independent and Yahoo News quote Dr Kieran Hunt (Meteorology) on deadly flooding and landslides related to the monsoon in India.

NTF awards: The Reading Chronicle reports that Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova (Henley Business School) and Dr Yota Dimitriadi (IoE) have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships this year. Read our news story.

Agricultural emissions: BBC World Service radio interviews Professor Chris Reynolds (Agriculture) in a piece on methane emissions from cows.

Other coverage


  • Bucks Free Press reports on the University’s partnership with Reading Festival organisers Festival Republic to send a team of students to carry out internships during the festival weekend.
  • BBC Radio Berkshire interviewed Dr Tom Frame (Meteorology) about a new study showing that wind shear at flight cruising altitude is already increasing due to climate change. Read our news story.
  • The Reading Chronicle reports that a group of Reading students in the Saudi Society are to give blood in the town this week.
  • Talk Radio interviews Professor Ben Laker (Henley Business School) about current topics like Brexit.
  • BBC Radio Berkshire interviewed Professor Grace Ioppolo (English Literature) about late novelist Toni Morrison.



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