Reading in the news - Wed 20 Jul
20 July 2022
Heatwave: Read our expert comment round-up.
- Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography/Meteorology) was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Berkshire, with clips played on BBC World Service Radio and regional stations across the UK. She is quoted by the Guardian (and in print), BBC, CNN, Mirror, Telegraph (and in print), The Times (and in print), Daily Mail, i News (and in print), Evening Standard, Insider, Yahoo!, Bored Panda, Head Topics, New Scientist, IFL Science, Daily Star, and East Anglian Daily Times (in print).
- Professor Nigel Arnell (Meteorology) was interviewed by BBC Radio 4, and is quoted by the Independent, Daily Mail, Evening Standard, The Times (in print), Belfast Telegraph, AOL, LA Times, Metro (in print), Express and Star, Western Mail (in print), The Herald (in print), Yorkshire Post (in print), Press & Journal (in print), The Scotsman (in print), East Anglian Daily Times (in print), Daily Star, and Manchester Evening News.
- PhD student Chloe Brimicombe (Geography/Walker Institute) was interviewed by BBC Radio 5 and LBC News and is quoted by Smithsonian Magazine and Western Mail (in print).
- A graph created by Dr Rob Thompson (Meteorology), showing where yesterday’s record temperatures fit with ‘normal’ UK summers, was discussed on ITV Meridian, and he is quoted by i News.
- Dr Claudia Di Napoli (Geography) is quoted by ITV News and Yahoo!.
- Dr Liz Stephens (Meteorology) was interviewed by Times Radio.
- Professor Paul Williams (Meteorology) is quoted by the BBC.
- Professor Richard Allan (Meteorology) is quoted by the Daily Mail.
- Professor Gunter Kuhnle (Food) is quoted by the Daily Mail.
- Visiting Professor Liz Bentley (Meteorology) was interviewed by BBC Radio Berkshire.
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- Professor Mike Lockwood (Meteorology) is quoted by the Independent (and in print) on geomagnetic storms.
- Emeritus Professor Sir Brian Hoskins (Meteorology) is quoted by the Independent on underestimations of extreme weather and temperature rises in climate models.
- The Guardian reports the head of the World Meteorological Organization wore a climate stripes tie and discussed their creation by Professor Ed Hawkins' (Meteorology) during a conference on global warming.
- Reading.ac.uk, Wired Gov, Business Journal, and Nature World News report on new University research on the effect of pollinators on crop yield stability, quoting Dr Jake Bishop (Crop Science), who led the study. Read our news story.
- Dr Stephen Burt (Meteorology) was interviewed by BBC Radio Berkshire and is quoted by The Breeze Radio on weather predictions.
- Professor Carol Wagstaff (Food) is quoted by Sheffield on the UK's latest food strategy to make its food supply chain more sustainable.
- Professor Ted Shepherd (Meteorology) is quoted by IT Pro on the reliability of physics-based simulated models of climate change.
PM race/Penny Mordaunt leadership bid: CNBC, Western Mail (in print), and Yahoo! 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.
- BBC Radio Berkshire interviewed Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics & International Relations) on predictions for the next PM.
- BBC Radio Berkshire interviewed Sheldon Allen (RUSU President), on pride over the possibility that the next PM could be a Reading graduate.
- Professor Gunter Kuhnle (Food) is quoted by The Sun, The California Sun, Today UK News, and News Break on the healthiness of school kids' meals.
- Matt Daley (Head of Student Financial Support and Customer Service) is quoted by Refinery and Yahoo! on the cost of living impact on students and applications to the University’s Student Hardship Fund.
- BBC Radio Berkshire and Heart Radio reported on Reading graduations taking place during the heatwave.
- Knowledia and Oxford Mail (in print) report on The University's proposal to develop a primary school in Didcot.
- Jon Foster-Pedley's (Dean and Director of Henley Business School Africa) article on the importance of practice when learning to become an entrepreneur is published by Business Day.
- Natural News and News R report on new Reading research on the benefits of polyphenols found in acai berries for digestion.
- Knowridge covers University research on the use of Japanese Knotweed extracts to cut the cancer risk of processed meats.
- The Business Magazine reports on the development and progress of Shinfield Studios.
- Dr Clare Heaviside, a Reading graduate and climate scientist, was quoted by BBC Radio Berkshire on the heatwave.
- Silicon Republic reports on a Henley Business School graduate who has recruited young coders to Silicon Valley in the US.
- Women (in print) report on Dr Rebecca Cairns-Wicks' career in botany, restoring, propagating, and conserving tree species.