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Can we expect record rainfall in future winters? – Reading in the news Tues 25 July – University of Reading

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Can we expect record rainfall in future winters? – Reading in the news Tues 25 July

Release Date 25 July 2017


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

Can we expect record winter rains?: Using a supercomputer to simulate extreme weather conditions, the Met Office has found that there is a 34% chance that Britain could see record rain falls in the comings winters, raising fears about major flooding. Prof Richard Allan and Prof Len Shaffrey (Met) explain how and why weather and climate models are so important for understanding the probability of extreme weather. Articles feature in The Guardian, The Independent, The Sun, Yahoo News UK, Metro, The Mirror, The Daily Star and other national, international and regional publications.

Top 50 student halls in the UK: Wessex Hall at the University of Reading is ranked 21st in the UK for student halls, according to a survey by StudentCrowd. London Evening Standard, Times Higher Education and Business Insider report.

Other coverage:

  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler (Law) spoke to South African radio station Voice of the Cape regarding new legislation imposing financial restrictions on asylum seekers working in Israel.
  • Prof Ed Hawkins (Met) is listed amongst a number of atmospheric scientists working on a project to determine what baseline we should be working from to ensure the planet doesn't heat up more than 2 degrees, as per the Paris Climate Change Agreement targets. The story is featured on Penn State University's website.
  • BBC Radio Lincolnshire (46 mins in) replay an explanation from Prof Giles Harrison (Met) on what noctilucent clouds are and how they are formed.
  • Pink News runs an article on how homosexuality was partially decriminalised in 1967, thanks to the work of former Vice-Chancellor at the University of Reading Lord John Wolfenden. Read our story published before this year's inaugural Wolfenden Lecture.
  • Students involved in the University's archaeological dig at Marden Henge this summer reflect with BBC Radio Wiltshire (1 hour 29 mins in) on what have been their highlights of the dig.
  • Prof Andrew Kakabadse (Henley Business School) spoke at ICSA: The Governance Institute's 2017 annual conference - stressing the critical role that company secretaries play in tension management and conflict resolution in the boardroom. An article features on The Board Agenda.
  • Reading is mentioned in this article on on its support to recognise the work of Patrick Magee, Samuel Beckett's favourite actor. A blue plaque will be unveiled at Magee's birthplace of Armagh this Saturday 29 July.
  • The University of Reading has awarded an honorary degree to the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) chief executive officer Datuk Ismail Ibrahim - who played an instrumental role in the establishment of the Malaysia campus. The Star features the story.
  • Prof Paul Williams (Met) is quoted in this article for Global Citizen on why climate change is causing disruption to flights around the world.





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