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Paddington Bear and town centre in miniature - Reading in the news Thu 29 June – University of Reading

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Paddington Bear and town centre in miniature - Reading in the news Thu 29 June

Release Date 29 June 2017

Paddington author Michael Bond received an honorary degree from the University of Reading in 2007

Here is today's round-up of media coverage featuring the University of Reading.


Paddington Bear author tributes: The death of Michael Bond, author of Paddington, was reported widely by national media, with ITV Meridian, the Independent, Diario de Noticias, Sapo. MSN Portugal mentioning he was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Reading in 2007. Read our statement on Mr Bond.

Architecture model: The full replica of Reading town centre in model form, gifted to the School of Architecture by a Reading architects firm, was featured on ITV Meridian. Read our news story here.

Mexico murder rates: Dr Tom Long (Politics and International Relations) is quoted by Der Bund in an article on Mexico’s increasing murder rate and problems involving drugs and violence in the country.

Other coverage


  • Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the man recently appointed as acting Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, holds a PhD in Language and Education from the University of Reading, reports
  • The launch of Reading’s new Centre for Autism (Psychology) was covered by Read our news story here.
  • Data from the University of Reading (Meteorology), showing wind shears and their potential to be exploited for generating wind energy, was used on BBC Two Horizon. This programme was repeated overnight on Tuesday.
  • Post Online Media reports research by Professor Mathew Owens (Meteorology), which reveals harmful solar eruptions are sneeze-like in structure as they travel through space. Read our news story.
  • Times Higher Education feature on what high-profile figures in academia are currently reading features Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell.


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