Reading in the news - Mon 21 Feb
21 February 2022
Storm Eunice: Read our expert comments on the storm
Experts from the University were quoted by more than a thousand outlets on Storm Eunice:
- Professor Nigel Arnell (Meteorology) was interviewed by Euro News Now on the UK's extreme weather warnings.
- Dr Peter Inness (Meteorology) is quoted by Express, Yahoo!, Evening Standard, Daily Mail, The Guardian, AOL, the Independent, iNews (and in print), The Telegraph, The Herald, The Tribune, The Sun News, LAD Bible, The Herald-Sun, Haaretz, and The Reading Chronicle on how the public warnings could save lives.
- Dr Ambrogio Volonté (Meteorology) is quoted by The Sun, Daily Mail, Mail+, Mirror, Express, LAD Bible, The Telegraph, and Yahoo! on the damage caused by sting jets.
- Professor Richard Allan (Meteorology) is quoted by IOL, Independent (and in print), The Guardian (and in print), Daily Mail, France24, Yahoo!, Washington Post, Times Of Malta, Dawn, and The Daily Sun on the frequency of extreme weather events. He also spoke to LBC Radio about the correlation between a warming planet and extreme weather.
- Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography / Meteorology) is quoted by the Independent, The Guardian, Yahoo!, and Express on the power of the storm. Professor Cloke's article on The Conversation on forecast predictions of Storm Eunice is reposted by North Wales Live and Stoke On Trent Live.
- Professor Suzanne Gray (Meteorology) is quoted by The Times (in print), Yahoo!, and Smooth Radio on weather forecast predictions.
- Dr Ella Gilbert (Meteorology) spoke to LBC News, BBC Radio London, BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, BBC Radio Solent, and BBC Radio Northampton about the correlation between climate change and extreme weather events.
- The BBC and Berkshire Live report on the closing of the University's campus to keep students and staff safe. Professor Robert Van de Noort (Vice-Chancellor of the University) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire and Heart Radio Berkshire about the closing of the University's campus.
- Visiting Professor Liz Bentley (Meteorology) spoke to LBC Radio about weather warnings and predictions.
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- An article co-written by Dr Eugene Mohareb (Construction Management and Engineering) on The Conversation on the environmental impact of drive-throughs is referenced by The Times (and in print) and republished in full by Tech Register and Inverse.
- Professor Anne Verhoef (Geography and Environmental Science) is quoted by the BBC on the use of liquid clay treatment to address Dubai's desertification.
- Dr James Ryalls (Agriculture) is quoted by Jio Forme on research that revealed the effects of pollution on pollinators' ability to smell crops and wildflowers. Read our news story.
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to Times Radio, Talk Radio, BBC Radio Ulster, TRT World and Chinese news service Yicai about what living in a world with Covid means as the UK eases all Covid restrictions.
- Dr David Rose (Agriculture) spoke to BBC Radio 4 about his research on the impact of Covid on farmers' mental health.
#UniForReading: reaffirming our role as a civic university
- In Your Area reported on Reading's Year 5 University day; a day dedicated to showing local students what life as a university student at Reading is like.
- The University's excavations at Roman Silchester are mentioned by Express, The Washington Time, The News Amed, and Big World Tale. Research associate Sara Machin (Archaeology) is quoted by Tech Register on the discovery of an ancient stamp from excavations at Roman Silchester.
- Professor Wing Lam (CEO and Provost, University of Reading Malaysia) writs for The Star on the value of the arts.
- Dr Gunter Kuhnle (Food) is quoted by CNN on the health benefits of eating vegetables.
- An article is published by the Financial Times on PhD researcher Nina Jane Patel's experience of the metaverse.
- Reading's University Challenge team captain, Michael Hutchinson spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about their last match with Imperial College.
- The Artist (in print) published painting tips from Reading graduate and award-winning artist Julie Collins.
- The University's Faculty of Letter's Building is mentioned by Gibbons Stamp Monthly (and in print) for being opened by the Queen of England.
- Eye Magazine published Paul Stiff's (Typography) article on the successful design of British road signs, and his research was also mentioned in another article by Eye Magazine.
- Eye Magazine published Professor Rick Poynor's (Typography) article on the history of punk graphics.
- Eye Magazine mentioned Professor James Mosley's (Typography) website on type history.
- Eye Magazine mentions Reading's model of teaching in graphic design.
- Eye Magazine reported on a Reading graduate's career in graphic design.
- Eye Magazine mention a Reading graduate's talk on type design.
- Legal Check reports on a Reading graduate who is advocating for the bar to become more accessible for people with disabilities.
- The continuation of a Reading graduate's position as president of Lyon College is reported by NWA Live.
- A guest on BBC Radio Berkshire mentioned watching Leonard Cohen perform at the University's Student Union.
- An article written by Reading graduate and landscape artist Bunny Guinness on the planned ban of retail peat use is published by The Telegraph.