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Reading in the news - Tues 9 July – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Tues 9 July

Release Date 09 August 2016

Media coverage

Here’s Tuesday’s summary of media coverage for the University of Reading.



  • Ahead of the Olympics opening ceremony, Dr Tom Long (Politics & International Relations) spoke live to France 24 about the lack of global heads of state attending the games.
  • Prof Cathy Creswell (School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences) talks live on BBC Radio 2 about childhood phobias after it was revealed that gold medal winning British swimmer Adam Peaty had a childhood fear of water.
  • Further coverage of a graphic by Dr Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) illustrating changing global temperatures since 1850 being included in the Rio Olympics opening ceremony in a segment on climate change. The Star Tribune covers the story.
  • University of Reading graduate and Reading University Boat Club coach Sam Townsend is mentioned in a story on his rowing crew chasing a medal at the games in The Henley Standard.
  • Read our news story on the Reading students of past and present, who are competing in Rio.


Climate change: Further coverage of comments from Dr Ed Hawkins on a warning from scientists that key climate change targets are likely to be missed. The story appears in the Daily Mail.

Monarchs: Prof Kate Williams (History) discusses ageing monarchs on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The World Tonight’ show.

URS building: News that the URS building has been listed as a Grade 2 building is covered at Architects’ Journal.

Employee engagement: Research by Henley Business School on employee engagement is referenced at Small Business.

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