Reading in the news - Thu 4 Aug
04 August 2022
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- BBC Radio Berkshire reports on Professor Ed Hawkins' (Meteorology) climate stripes which are on Reading gas-powered busses and on Reading FC's new home kit. Oxford Mail (in print), Falmouth Packet (in print), Pontypool Free Press (in print) and Daily Gazette (in print) also report on the Reading FC kit. Read our news story.
- The Breeze Radio, India Education Diary and Reading.co.uk report on the University Atmospheric Observatory's official weather record for the heatwave, which broke all previous records. Dr Stephen Burt (Meteorology) and Professor Richard Allan (Meteorology) are quoted.
- PhD student Chloe Brimicombe (Geography/Walker Institute) is quoted by BD News 24, Vietnam Agriculture, Asia News Today, Geo News, and India Today on how well countries are equipped to deal with heat waves.
- PhD student Jeff Da Costa (Geography) was interviewed by BBC Radio Berkshire on conserving water during the hot weather.
- Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography/Meteorology) is quoted in Science magazine (in print) about Europe’s heat wave.
- Further coverage of research led by Dr David Field (Psychology) on the benefits of Vitamin B6 for mental health by The Economic Times, Technology Times, and Zdrowie. Read our news story.
- Dr Gabor Thomas (Archaeology) is quoted by Maidenhead Advertiser and Slough Express on the University's excavations of an eight-century monastery in Cookham.
- My PR, South Africa Today, and My ZA report that Jon Foster-Pedley (Dean and Director of Henley Business School) led a panel discussion at the 2022 Future of Education Summit.
- Alpha Galileo covers Reading research revealing the bizarre evolution and mating habits of tiny skin mites that live in the pores of our faces and quotes the research co-leader, Dr Alejandra Perotti (Biological Sciences).
- BFN reports on an upcoming meeting on the beauty of Calabria, in which Dr Maria Maiaru (Pharmacy) will take part.
- The Economist publishes an obituary on James Lovelock, a former visiting professor at Reading and climate scientist who developed the Gaia theory.
- Visiting Professor Geoff Dixon (Agriculture) has a written an article for Vegetable Farmer (in print) on bad weather causing ‘stress disorders’ for crops, which impact on their yield.
- Bird Watching (in print) publishes an obituary for the bird artist and Reading graduate of 1958, Robert Gillmor.
- Financial Magazine interviews someone who is preparing to compete in a transatlantic rowing competition, and they mention Henley Business School's support.
- Birmingham Post (in print) mentions the experts from the University who are researching fossilised marine animal remains recently discovered on a farm in Gloucestershire.
- RCTI Plus mentions a 2011 University study on the health benefits of eating dark chocolate.
- BBC Radio Berkshire interviews former Reading students and members of the Ex Reading Comedy Society on their upcoming performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
- BBC Radio Berkshire (approx. 2 hours 27 mins in) interviewed former Reading student Narisa Grant who is now working with a local charity that supports young people with autism.
- Bridging Loan Directory interviews Reading graduate Becky Chissell on women in finance.
- HNR Hotel News publish an article co-authored by Reading graduate, Sophie Perret.
- Bahrain News reports on the appointment of University graduate Naeema Taheri as BisB's chief compliance officer.
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