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The heatwave continues, and the Queen's Speech is here: Reading in the News - 21 June – University of Reading

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The heatwave continues, and the Queen's Speech is here: Reading in the News - 21 June

Release Date 21 June 2017


Heatwave: Prof Ed Hawkins (Met) was interviewed for the BBC ten o’clock news (package begins about 21mins in) about the increase in hot summers forecast due to climate change.

Queen’s speech: Daily Politics on BBC Two (31min 20 secs in) spoke to Prof Kate Williams (History) about the Queen’s role in the state opening of parliament and her speech, ahead of today’s event.


Turbulence: Further articles quoting Prof Paul Williams (Met) and his research on climate change-induced turbulence is mentioned in articles in the Seattle Times.


Jews and the Irish in literature: Prof Brian Cheyenne (English Lit) spoke to the Irish Times ahead of a conference, in which he presented research on how lapsed catholics seem to be more favourable to Jewish people in 19th and 20th century literature.


Architecture show: The Whitley Pump covers the first Architecture show, featuring a wooden gridshell built by students in collaboration with architect and broadcaster Piers Taylor. Read our news story here.


Also in the news:

  • New research about a prebiotic which can boost the effectiveness of other bacteria that fights cholesterol and blood pressure, in Nutraceutical Business Review.
  • Professor Roger Flanagan was presented with an award for top industry representative in the Consultancy and Engineering Awards, reports
  • Further coverage of the award winning low calorie sushi created by FNS students which won a national food development prize, in BFBi.
  • Dr Simon Clarke (SBS) writes on Conservative Home about how the Tory party should view students. 




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