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Reading in the news - Mon 25 July – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Mon 25 July

Release Date 25 July 2016

Media coverage

Here’s the weekend and Monday’s summary of media coverage for the University of Reading.

Turbulence: Dr Paul Williams (Meteorology) explains why flights to some destinations may experience greater turbulence than others in the Daily Star .

Robot Wars: A Reading student competes in the BBC’s returning series Robot Wars, broadcast on BBC 2.

Pioneering women: Dr Jacqui Turner (History) discusses the UK’s first female politician, Lady Nancy Astor, on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Long View’ show, exploring pioneering women. Jacqui also speaks to BBC Berkshire on gender and politics.

Reading International art project: The Reading Chronicle reports news that the University is leading a project to bring world-class art to Reading. Also covered at Getreading and Wired Gov and further titles. Read our news story.

Israel/Palestine conflict: Dr Ruvi Ziegler (School of Law) speaks to South Korea’s Tbsefm about various aspects of the Israel and Palestine conflict.

Weather: Dr Nick Klingaman (Meteorology) discusses how La Nina could impact Britain’s weather in the Daily Star and Daily Express. Dr Pete Inness (Meteorology) discusses weather predictions on BBC Humberside. The interview is syndicated on BBC local radio stations throughout Yorkshire.

Pokémon Go: BBC News reports that the University is using the augmented reality game Pokémon Go to attract people to its online courses. BBC Berkshire includes the story in their news bulletins.


Other topics:


  • University Bridge: The newly built bridge to access Thames Valley Science Park and the Shinfield Eastern relief road is opening. The news is broadcast on BBC Berkshire.
  • Antarctica: Dr Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) discusses the cooling in temperature of the Antarctic Peninsula at Carbon Brief and other trade titles.
  • Depression: Prof Shirley Reynolds, director of the Charlie Waller Institute, comments on a study comparing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and behavioural activation (BA) for the treatment of depression. Her comments are published at Foreign Affairs.
  • Ladybird books: Archivist from University Museums & Special Collections Services, Guy Baxter, discusses Ladybird Books on BBC Berkshire.
  • Planets: Prof Giles Harrison (Meteorology) is referenced at on his involvement in a study into Neptune’s atmosphere.
  • Alumni: Reading’s Alumnus of the Year Laura Tobin speaks to BBC Berkshire about her award and career. Read our story on Laura being named Alumnus of the Year.
  • Archaeology field school: Dr Jim Leary (Archaeology) speaks to BBC Wiltshire about the latest Neolithic findings from the ongoing Archaeology Field School at Marden Henge.
  • Foxes: Dr Philip Baker (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) is referenced on BBC Essex in relation to research on fox numbers.
  • Disease: Reading research into the cost of a disease among cattle herds is referenced in Farmers Weekly.
  • Air quality: A report on air quality by emeritus professor Hazim Awbi is mentioned at Voltimum.
  • Henley Business School Africa: Henley Business School Africa is named in How Africa’s ‘top 10 best business schools’ list. 



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