Reading in the news - Tue 12 Jul
12 July 2022
#PlanetPartners - UK heatwave: Expert commentary from Reading scientists on the increased frequency and severity of heatwaves, their changing definition and associated health risks appear in hundreds of media outlets online:
- Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography/Environmental Science) was interviewed by BBC Newscast (at 28 minutes in) and BBC South Today, and by BBC Radio Oxford and BBC Radio Berkshire on the health risks associated with heatwaves. She is quoted by The Guardian (and in print), The Telegraph, i News, Daily Mirror (in print), ITV News, Foreign Affairs, Yahoo!, Grimsby Live, Hull Live and Wales Online.
- PhD researcher Chloe Brimicombe's (Geography/Walker Institute) article on The Conversation on the best ways to cool down during a heatwave is republished by The i (in print), QRIUS, Berkshire Live, North Wales Live, News Cabal and The Week. She was also interviewed on Times Radio and The Breeze Radio, and clips from her BBC television interview were played on BBC Three Counties, BBC Radio Foyle, BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC Radio Gloucester, BBC Radio Guernsey, BBC Radio Northhampton, and other regional stations.
- Professor Nigel Arnell (Meteorology) is quoted by The Independent, Evening Standard, Daily Mail, The Express, Mirror (and in print), The Independent, ITV News, AOL, Express and Star, Western Daily Press (in print), Western Morning News (in print), The Chester Standard, Foreign Affairs, Oxford Mail, The Bolton News, Liverpool Echo News, The Courier and Birmingham Mail (in print).
- Professor Richard Allan (Meteorology) is quoted by The Independent, Evening Standard, Daily Mail, ITV News, AOL, Express and Star, Western Daily Press (in print), Western Morning News (in print), The Standard, Foreign Affairs, Oxford Mail, The Bolton News, Echo News and The Courier.
- PhD researcher Akshay Deoras (Meteorology) spoke to Talk TV and Talk Radio about the importance of staying hydrated during heatwaves.
- Emeritus Professor Sir Brian Hoskins (Meteorology) spoke to Voice Of Islam Radio about the extreme weather that is occurring as a result of climate change.
#UniForReading: reaffirming our role as a civic university
- India Education Diary reports on a football tournament held at the University and involving the Sanctuary Strikers: Reading's only football team that brings together refugees and non-refugees. Read our news story.
- The Reading Chronicle reports on rubbish collections that the University has arranged for when students move out of their rented accommodation in the town for the summer.
- Study International reports on free online courses offered by the University open to Reading students and the public.
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to BBC Radio 5 and BBC Radio Scotland about the UK's rise in Covid cases.
PM resignation/Penny Mordaunt leadership bid:
- The Evening Standard, Yahoo!, The Reading Chronicle, UK Time News, The Yorkshire Post, Talk Radio, and Talk TV 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 the Prime Minister's resignation.
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by the Daily Mail, Public News Time, Express Digest, Today UK News, and The News Amed on the low mortality rate of monkeypox.
- Professor Gunter Kuhnle (Food) is quoted by The Daily Mail on how to cut calories when eating and serving BBQ spreads, and by The Telegraph and Yahoo! on the healthiness and sustainability of vegan foods.
- Dr Rob Jubb's (Politics & International Relations) collaborative article on The Conversation on the possible end of peaceful climate protest is republished by Green Building Africa.
- BBC Radio Berkshire spoke to Stephanie Mitchell (Volunteer Administrator) about the University's new audio trail in Harris Gardens. Read our news story.
- Professor Arlene Astall (Psychology) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about how she was able to develop a way to present media to people with dementia.
- Business Essentials reports that Henley Business School Africa has been awarded a diamond arrow for achieving the title of number one business school for the fifth year in a row by PMR Africa. Jon Foster-Pedley (Dean and Director of Henley Business School) is quoted.
- The Daily Maverick published an article by Jon Foster-Pedley (Dean and Director of Henley Business School Africa) on the need for Business Schools to push for continental collaboration and change.
- Henley Standard reports on the University Men’s Quadruple Sculls team's performance at Henley Regatta. Read our news story.
- Genetic Literacy Project reports on research led by Dr Alejandra Perotti (Biological Sciences) into tiny mites that live in the pores of our skin. Read our news story.
- Wokingham Today reports on the launch of a beer celebrating the graduating classes of 2022 through the University's partnership with a Reading-based brewery.
- Legal Cheek mentions the University's partnership with The University of Law.
- Niesr lists Reading as a partner of the WED survey project.
- The HR Director mentions Henley Business School's research on the benefits of the four-day workweek.
- A Reading Master’s student spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about her training for a charity cycling event.
- BSOZD, PR Mitteilung, PR Echo, Artikel Presse, Presse Mitteilung Webservice, and Inar publish an article by Henley Business School Graduate and executive coach, Reinhard F. Leiter, on trust as the basis of successful leadership.
- B Brief publishes a book review by a Henley Business School graduate.