Reading in the news - Wed 7 Dec
07 December 2022
- The Daily Mail (and in print), Mail+, BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester, Daily Star (in print), Yorkshire Post (in print), Technology Networks, Food Manufacturing, My Droll, Today UK News, Mogaz News, Opera News, Big World Tale, Express Digest, and others report on a research project led by PhD student, Alex Biss (Agriculture) on the impact of climate change on the UK's ability to successfully produce high-quality wines and quotes him on the findings. Read our news story.
Group A Strep: expert coverage on the outbreak
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted by the Independent (and in print), The Scotsman, Yahoo!, UK Time News, News Break, and News on what strep is and how lockdown has affected children's immunity to the bacteria, he answered questions about the bacteria when interviewed by LBC News, was quoted by BBC Radio Berkshire easing concerns about the severity of the bacteria, and by Greatest Hits Radio on getting symptoms immediately checked.
Housing plans: BBC News highlights University plans to develop homes on land in Shinfield as part of a report on a change in government policy on housing targets. Sheldon Allen (RUSU President) was interviewed by BBC News online on the need for more affordable homes for young people. Also covered by BBC Radio Berkshire, Opera News and User Walls .
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- Country Living lists a tammam scarf depicting Professor Ed Hawkins' (Meteorology) climate stripes as a great Christmas gift, mentioning how the proceeds go towards environmental charities and funding climate science at the University.
- Professor Richard Allan (Meteorology) is listed by Reading Today (in print) as a previous speaker at Reading's Climate Fayre.
- Research Scientist, Akshay Deoras (Meteorology) is quoted by The Wire on the connection between the southwest monsoon and the formation of tarballs.
- The Tab mentions the University's use ofcarbonlabelson food products to help reduce emissions in consumption.
- Professor Gunter Kuhnle (Food) is quoted by the Daily Mail, Germanic, Today UK News, Public News Time, Express Informer, Express Digest, The News Amed, What's New 2 Day, Medscape, and others on new research that suggests consuming highly processed foods increases the risk of developing dementia.
- Dr Cathy Manning (Psychology) was interviewed by BBC Sunday Breakfast about research identifying why autistic people can find supermarket environments so challenging. Read our news story.
- Dr Bahram Mahmoodi Kahriz was interviewed by BBC Radio Oxford and BBC Radio Berkshire on the future of high streets and retail.
- PR Echo, Presse Portal, PR-Neuigkeiten, PR News 24, On PR News, PR Mitteilung, Firmen Presse, Inar Press Portal, Press Network, and others mention Henley Business School's findings that fewer meetings in the workplace increase productivity.
- Professor Julie Lovegrove (Food and Nutritional Sciences) is mentioned by Reading Today (in print) for receiving an award for her significant contribution to the field of nutrition.
- Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Van de Noort wrote an article for Reading Today (in print) reflecting on and celebrating the University's successes this year.
- Dr Netta Weinstein (Psychology) is quoted by The Atlantic on positive historical accounts of solitude in public.
- Dr Francesco Tamagnini (Pharmacy) is quoted by Barchester on the possibility of detecting Alzheimer's through urine tests.
- Reading Today (in print) reports on a workshop that two student ambassadors from the University's Food Science department led at Reading College.
- Greatest Hits Radio mentions funding that the University's Museum of English Rural life has received.
- Understanding Animal Research reports on an award the University received for its initiative to engage in an open discourse with protestors who oppose the University's use of animal testing in research.
- Independent reports on the appointment of Reading graduate, Dr Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, as a professor of biotechnology.