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Reading in the News - Weds 28 Aug – University of Reading

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Reading in the News - Weds 28 Aug

Release Date 28 August 2019

Reading in the news


Reading Festival:


  • A climate stripes graphic created by Professor Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) was used as an animated backdrop in the set of rock band Enter Shikari on the main stage at Reading Festival on Sunday (iPlayer coverage here – 16 mins 50 secs), with lead singer Rou Reynolds explaining to the crowd that the graphic was created at the University of Reading.
  • The University’s team of students working at the festival interviewed Rou about how he discovered the stripes and why he wanted to highlight them to their fans.
  • The band’s use of the graphic was included in a review of the set by NME magazine and tweeted by a number of science journalists
  • Read our news story here



Border security: Professor James Ferryman’s (computer science) research into border security technology is featured in a special report by the BBC.

Marie and Otto Neurath: The Guardian has a feature on the graphic design works of Marie and Otto Neurath, whose collection is housed at the University.

Hottest bank holiday: Dr Roger Brugge (Met) is quoted in an article by Berkshire Live about the latest heatwave, which resulted in the hottest bank holiday on record.


Other News


  • Business Daily Africa has an obituary to former Kenyan politician Dr Joyce Laboso, who studied for her Masters degree at the University.
  • Professor Paul Williams’ (Met) report on air turbulence is featured on Swiss news website BlueWin.




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