Reading in the news - Mon 1 Aug
01 August 2022
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- PhD student Chloe Brimicombe (Geography/Walker Institute) was interviewed by BBC News on the link between climate change and heatwaves in the UK and clips were played on BBC Radio Berkshire; she is quoted by Today UK News, Head Topics, and Public News Time on the death toll of the UK heatwave; and her article for The Conversation on how to stay cool in a heatwave is referenced by Future Zone.
- Professor Nigel Arnell (Meteorology) is quoted by The Times (in print) on the increasing risk of wildfires.
- Fashion United, News Cabal, and News Groove report on Professor Ed Hawkins' (Meteorology) partnership with The University of Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership to develop 'climate code' shirts. BBC Radio Berkshire reports on the University's partnership with gas-powered Reading buses to feature his warming stripes. Read our news story. The Daily Echo (in print) reports on the launch of Reading FC’s new home kit, also featuring the stripes. Read our news story.
- Professor Richard Allan (Meteorology) is quoted by China.org, China Daily, China Economic Net, and English News on the impact of global warming on the intensity and frequency of heatwaves.
- Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography/Meteorology) is quoted by Web Times on the likelihood of continued UK heatwaves.
- Dr Robert Jubb's (Politics & International Relations) collaborative article on The Conversation on the possible end of peaceful climate protest is republished by Malta Today.
- Professor Len Shaffrey (Meteorology) was interviewed by Mashable on Europe's heatwaves.
- Krishi Jagran and Business AM report on research by Dr Jake Bishop (Agriculture) on the effect of pollinators on crop yield stability. Read our news story.
- PhD Researcher, Niko Howai (Agriculture, Policy, and Development) is quoted by UAE News on the impact of mangroves on combatting climate change.
- PhD researcher Akshay Deoras (Meteorology) is quoted by Hindustan Times on expected further rain in Mumbai.
Fossilised marine animals: Visiting Research Fellow Nigel Larkin (Biological Sciences) is quoted by IFL Science, Mirage News, Sunday Mercury (in print), Sci Tech Daily, Nestia, Manchester, E&T. Phys.org, Today UK News, India Education Diary, News Anyway, and About Manchester on the information that can be extracted from fossilised marine animal remains discovered recently on a farm in Gloucestershire.
B6 improves mental health: Further coverage of research led by Dr David Field (Psychology) on the benefits of Vitamin B6 for mental health over Radio in America, and in print by Knowridge Science Report, Stock Head, Daily KOS, Tag Medicina, Archy Newsy, and Plant Based News. Read our news story.
#UniForReading: reaffirming our role as a civic university
- Earley Environmental Group reports on the proposed green corridor network that would link established green spaces, including the University's campus, throughout Earley.
- The Guardian and Yahoo! publish a tribute to James Lovelock, a former visiting professor at Reading and climate scientist who developed the Gaia theory and recently passed away at the age of 103.
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) was interviewed by Times Radio on the global risk presented by monkeypox.
- Professor Gunter Kuhnle (Food) is quoted by the Mirror on the healthiness of school kids' meals.
- Ollie Douglas, from the University's Museum of English Rural Life, was interviewed by BBC Radio Berkshire on celebrating the Museum's 70th anniversary.
- News Amed and News Groove mention a 2011 University study on the health benefits of eating dark chocolate.
- Dubai Week reports on collaborative University research on the benefits and importance of letting your mind wander. Dr Kou Murayama (Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences) is quoted.
- Reed Talent Solutions publishes an interview with Professors Nada and Andrew Kakabadse (Henley Business School) on making the most out of an ageing workforce.
- In an interview with Cape Talk, Kass Naidoo, the founder of G Sport, mentions their collaboration with Henley Business School to develop the first ever roadmap to advance women in sport. G Sport also reports.
- Dr David Rose (formerly Agriculture) is quoted by Irish Examiner on the stress that Farmers face.
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by News Week on the impact of global health status on the survival of monkeypox.
- Professor Ian Givens (IFNH/Agriculture) is quoted by Siasat on a study he co-authored on the nutritional benefits of eating millet.
- Dr Naeema Pasha (Henley Business School) is quoted by ICAEW on the benefits of diversity in an organisation.
- Mail & Guardian reports on Jon Foster-Pedley's (Dean and Director of Henley Business School Africa) research on the impact that African business schools can make within society.
- New Kerala reports on a memorandum of understanding signed between the National Institute of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, and Reading to collaborate on agriculture and rural development in developing countries.
- Classic Tractor (in print) reports on the donation of 2,000 farm toys to the University's Museum of English Rural Life.
- Roud & About Newbury (in print) mentions the University's support of University Centre Newbury.
- Reading graduate, Sharon Mark-Teggart's article on how pianists can overcome feeling inept is published by Pianist Magazine.