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Reading in the news - Thu 23 Sep – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Thu 23 Sep

Release Date 23 September 2021

Reading in the news


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

#PlanetPartners: Reading’s global work for a sustainable future

  • Dr Alex Arnall (Agriculture) was quoted in the Mail Online and in the Daily Mail (in print) ​regarding the importance of what the fifth Ocean State Report reveals about our environment's future, including coastal erosion and flooding in coastal communities around the world. 
  • Newsbreak and other media outlets quote Dr Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) on a report that he led which explores how lawmakers can slow the effects of man-made climate change.
  • BerkshireLive reports that the University of Reading will be involved in hosting this year's Reading Climate Festival. 

COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic 

  • Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to BBC Berkshire to answer listeners’ questions

Other coverage

  • BBC News Channel discuss a new app to help people with stammers, which has been co-created by experts from UoR’s School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences.
  • Further coverage of research about using natural plant extracts to cut the cancer risk of processed meats, in Food Ingredients, Nutrition Insight and the Reading Chronicle. Read our news story.
  • Research about how fruit and vegetable consumption an exercise can lead to a happier life was discussed in Express Informer, as well as other publications.
  • Professor Martin Bell’s (Archaeology) research was discussed in Current Archaeology in relation to the mystery of 'The Long Man of Wilmington'.  
  • Professional Pensions writes that a new ballot over university staff pensions will be considered in the University of Reading among other institutions. 
  • BBC Berkshire spoke to Professor James Reade (Economics) about financial fair play rules in football.
  • The University of Reading is listed in a Tab article about costs of student accommodation.
  • Dr Tara Pirie (Biological Sciences) spoke to BBC Berkshire as part of a regular ‘coffee club’ segment.
  • Construction News report on new studios being built for Sky, and notes the deal for new studio space being built in Shinfield.


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