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Reading in the news - Monday 7 November – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Monday 7 November

Release Date 07 November 2016

Media coverage

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

Climate change:

  • Dr Chuks Okereke (Geography & Environmental Science) discusses the Paris Agreement coming into force on BBC Berkshire.
  • Dr Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) discusses the global warming ‘pause’ at Climate Change News.
  • Dr Buwen Dong (Meteorology) speaks to Health Medicine Network about a new study at Reading asking if temperature extremes in Northeast Asia will increase.

Super rats:

  • Research from Reading on ‘super rats’ who are resistant to poison is mentioned on BBC South Today. Also mentioned on BBC Berkshire.
  • Visiting Research Fellow Alan Buckle also spoke to BBC Berkshire about the problem.

Bones: Dr Mary Lewis (Archaeology) appears on Channel Five’s ‘Secrets of Great British Castles’ to discuss bones discovered in Hulton Abbey, Staffordshire.

Plants: Dr Joy Singarayer (Meteorology) spoke BBC Berkshire about new research from Reading suggesting that climate change could bring about a significant redistribution of plants on Earth by the year 2050. Read our news story.

US elections: Speaking to BBC Berkshire, Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics & International Relations) explains how the US voting system works ahead of tomorrow’s presidential elections.

Reading International: Actor Rupert Everett will give an intimate performance at Reading Prison as part of the University’s Reading International project. The news is covered at Broadway World.

Other topics

  • Protein supplements: Further coverage from Getreading on research from Reading that suggests protein supplements could improve cardiovascular health. Read our news story.
  • Obituary: An obituary appears in The Guardian for eminent palaeobotanist and Reading graduate William Chaloner.
  • Catering: Matthew White (Catering, Hotel & Conference Services Director) spoke to Cost Sector Catering about his new role as Chair of The University Caterers Organisation.
  • Henley Business School: Quotes from BBC director-general Tony Hall at a Henley Business School event are mentioned at i News.
  • Animal protein: A study on animal protein at Reading is referenced in The Weekly Times.




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