Reading in the news - Mon 11 Jul
11 July 2022
PM resignation/Penny Mordaunt leadership bid:
- The Sun, The U.S. Sun, Mirror, ITV, The Sunday Times (in print), The Daily Mail (and in print), Mail+, The Mirror, The Telegraph, Yahoo!, Grazia, Proto Thema, Today UK News, Express Digest, Hampshire Live, Daily Record, I Know All News, Public News Time, Hampshire Live and BBC Radio Berkshire report on the career of Conservative MP Penny Mordaunt as she campaigns to be the next Prime Minister, mentioning that she is a Reading graduate.
- Dr Rose De Gues (Politics and International Relations) was interviewed by BBC Radio Berkshire on what to expect following Boris Johnson’s resignation as Prime Minister.
- Dr Chris Dalton (Henley Business School) is quoted by Personnel Today on Johnson’s resignation and the importance of self-reflection in leadership.
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- PhD researcher Chloe Brimicombe (Geography/Walker Institute) was interviewed by BBC News 24 on the best ways to cool down during a heatwave; and her article on this topic on The Conversation is referenced by The Times (and in print) and republished by Yahoo!, Global Advisors, and Big News Network.
- Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography/Environmental Science) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire and is quoted by The Independent on heat-related health risks; and is quoted by i News on how heatwaves are defined.
- Archy Newsy introduces the Microsoft Climate Research Initiative which includes a project involving Professor Ted Shepherd (Meteorology) which looks at food security in Africa.
- Dr Robert Jubb's (Politics & International Relations) collaborative article on The Conversation on the possible end of peaceful climate protest is reported on by Watts Up With That.
James Joyce Collection: The Telegraph (and in print), The Daily Mail (in print), and Yahoo! report on the collection of materials belonging to James Joyce recently-bequeathed to the University and the insight they offer into the writer’s life, quoting Guy Baxter (Head of Archive Services) and Professor Steven Matthews (English Literature).
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to LBC News, BBC Radio 5, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Foyle, and BBC Radio Berkshire about the UK's rise in Covid-19 cases.
#UniForReading: reaffirming our role as a civic university
- BBC Radio Berkshire spoke to a local reporter about additional rubbish collections the University has arranged for when students move out of their rented accommodation in the town for the summer.
- The Whitley Community Development Association shares the news that Trisha Bennett has been awarded an honorary degree at a University Graduation ceremony for her work alongside Reading researchers on engaging local communities. Read our news story.
- The Telegraph (in print) quotes Anne Delauzun (Director of Careers and Employability) on Reading's increased student support as Reading is declared one of the top UK universities to help graduates achieve well-paid careers. The HR Director reports on the salaries of Reading graduates.
- Reading research by Professor Gavin Parker (Henley Business School) on allocating housing sites was cited by Rosalind Scott, Baroness Scott of Needham Market, in the House of Lords, televised on BBC Parliament.
- Dr Netta Weinstein (Psychology) is quoted by The Times on how the internet has helped and hindered people's ability to make friends.
- A speaker on GB News mentions the University’s position on the freedom of speech debate.
- The Reading Chronicle reports on the University's submitted plans to develop a new School of Art.
- Professor Patricia Riddell's (Psychology) article on The Conversation on how people can stop themselves from thinking the worst when they are stressed is republished by Mauritius Times.
- EIT Food quotes Professor Richard Bennett (Agriculture) on the Food Fight Podcast he led, which is an EIT Food-funded project.
- FASA quotes Executive Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor Frans Van Der Colff (Henley Business School Africa) on franchising in Africa.
- India Times mentions research by Emeritus Professor Kevin Warwick (Cybernetics) involving implanting microchips into his body.
- Bizness Transform reports on a leadership development programme run by Henley Business School and Huawei.
- An interviewee on BBC Radio Bristol mentioned that he studied film at the University.
- Investegate and ADVFN list a Henley Business School graduate as a board member of Spiritus Mundi PLC.
- Medium publishes an interview with a Reading graduate and author.
- Music In Africa reports on the appointment of a Henley Business School graduate as a board trustee on The Arts and Culture Trust in South Africa.
- Hellas reports on a Reading graduate's photography exhibition.