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Reading in the news - Tue 23 Feb – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Tue 23 Feb

Release Date 23 February 2021

Reading in the news


#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to tackle the coronavirus crisis

  • Further coverage of an open letter to the Government signed by Professor Helen Dodd (Psychology) is covered by Washington Post. Read our news story here.
  • The Guardian quotes Prof Julia Waters (Languages and Cultures) about how Brexit has affected UK language students. The article also appears in Yahoo! News.

COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic 

#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment 

  • BBC Wales spoke to Prof Hannah Cloke (GES and Met) about investment in flood protection in the country.
  • Prof Paul Williams’ (Met) research on jet streams and air travel is covered by Wokingham Today. Read our news story here.
  • reports on research about how hedge plants are effective in filtering automotive pollutants. The study was conducted by Dr Tijana Blanusa (Agriculture).

Other coverage

  • Community Relations Manager Sarah Gardner spoke to BBC Berkshire about a new scheme to increase engagement between the University and local residents. Read more about the scheme here.
  • BBC Berkshire report on increased applications to the University of Reading for undergraduate students, that the University announced here.
  • Further coverage of Prof Flora Samuel’s RIBA award winning research about a local estate in Reading, in Wokingham Today. Find out more about the award winning research here.
  • Biz Community cover the hiring of Prof Daniel Petzer as new head of research at Henley Business School Africa.


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