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Reading in the news - Thurs 11 August – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Thurs 11 August

Release Date 11 August 2016

Media coverage

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



  • Nathaniel Storey (Biological Sciences) spoke live to BBC News and BBC Berkshire to discuss why the Olympic diving pool may have turned green. His comments were also broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and talkRADIO.
  • Nathaniel also provided comment to the Daily Mail and his quotes are covered in the Kingston Guardian, This is Money and Capital Bay.
  • Dr Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) spoke to BBC Berkshire about his surprise to see his work used in the Olympic opening ceremony.
  • Read our news story on the Reading students of past and present, who are competing in Rio.


Climate change: Climate change data produced by Dr Ed Hawkins is analysed in the Tapei Times and The Gleaner.

Health and Wellbeing in Homes Report: Prof Derek Clements-Croome (Construction Management & Engineering) contributes to the UK’s Green Building Council’s Health and Wellbeing in Homes Report (page 14).


Other topics:


  • Colon café: A project involving Dr Glynn Percival (Biological Sciences) and Prof Parveen Yaqoob (School of Chemistry Food & Pharmacy) is mentioned in The Guardian.
  • IBS: Reading research on sourdough bread being suitable for Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers is mentioned at MSN.
  • Tree disease: A study by the University of Reading on dieback disease in trees is mentioned in the Irish Examiner.
  • Reservoir works: Getreading reports that work will begin soon on a reservoir on the University’s Whiteknights campus.
  • Working environments: Prof Derek Clements-Croome was on a panel of experts discussing the creation of the perfect working environment, reports Property Week.



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