Reading in the news - Thu 21 Jul
21 July 2022
Heatwave: Read our expert comment round-up.
- Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography/Meteorology) is quoted by CNN, BBC, Daily Mail, The Times, i News, Vox, Forbes, Daily Mirror (in print), National Observer, News Lanes, The Week, Daily Record, Ex Bulletin, What's New 2 Day, and other regional outlets.
- Professor Nigel Arnell (Meteorology) was interviewed by Australia's ABC Radio and is quoted by ITV, The Times (and in print), Yahoo!, J News, Head Topics, and Big News Network.
- Dr Rob Thompson (Meteorology) was interviewed on Fox's Queen City News; his article on The Conversation on heatwave and extreme weather forecasting is reposted by Nampa and Devdiscourse, and he is quoted by i News.
- Professor Richard Allan (Meteorology) is quoted by The Times, Daily Mail, National World, What's New 2 Day, and Head Topics.
- PhD student Chloe Brimicombe's (Geography/Walker Institute) article on The Conversation on how countries can keep cool is reposted by The Independent, Yahoo!, and News Break. The Poke also featured an article on Chloe’s Twitter response to the Daily Mail following comments made about an interview she did with Sky News this week regarding the heatwave. The tweet had more than 36,000 likes and more than 4,600 retweets.
- Dr Stephen Burt (Meteorology) is quoted by The Breeze Radio, Signal 1 Radio, and Mirage.
- The Reading Chronicle, Bracknell News, and Slough Observer mention the University Atmospheric Observatory's official weather record for the heatwave, which broke all previous records.
- Dr Stefan Smith (Built Environment) was interviewed by BBC Radio Berkshire and is quoted by Building Specifier.
- Professor Ed Hawkins' (Meteorology) climate stripes are mentioned by The Washington Post.
- Professor Paul Williams (Meteorology) is quoted by the Financial Times.
B6 Improves Mental Health
- Coverage of new research, led by Dr David Field (Psychology), on the benefits of Vitamin B6 for mental health, featured on multiple UK radio stations, including BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Guernsey, BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC Radio Jersey, BBC Radio Gloucester, BBC Radio Wiltshire, BBC Radio Cumbria, BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio Shropshire, and online in The Economic Times, Wales Online, Buckinghamshire Live, Med India, Science Focus, The Week, News Week, Health World, Ex Bulletin, News Track Live, Food Navigator, and Nutra Ingredients.
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- Business Journal, Dla Handlu, Portal Spozywczy, and Gazeta Finansowa 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.
- Mirror Now reports on a recent discovery made possible through the use of a tracking algorithm developed at the University on why parts of the Himalayan Glaciers are resisting melting caused by global warming.
PM race/Penny Mordaunt leadership bid:
- The Washington Post, Financial Review, Yahoo!, Asharq Al-Awsat, and Knowledia report on the career of Conservative MP Penny Mordaunt as she campaigned to be the next Prime Minister, mentioning that she is a Reading graduate.
- Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics) was quoted by BBC Radio Berkshire on predictions for the next PM.
#UniForReading: our role as a civic university
- The Reading Chronicle reports on the number of student houses in Reading and the impact of the student population on the local area.
- Professor Gunter Kuhnle (Food) is quoted by the Daily Mail, Express Digest, and Today UK News on the reformulation of unhealthy treats to become healthier; by The Sun on the healthiness of school kids' meals, and the Irish Times on industry funding in food research.
- Refinery 29 and Yahoo! report on the cost of living impact on students and applications to the University’s Student Hardship Fund.
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by Public News Time and The News Amed on the transmissibility of avian bird flu.
- Dr Paul Jenkins (Psychology) is quoted by Eastern Eye and GG2 on dieting school children.
- An article by Dorset Echo on author, Brian Woolland, mentions he found inspiration for his latest book whilst lecturing in 17th-century theatre at the University.
- Business and Innovation Magazine reports on the development progress of Shinfield Studios.
- Oxford Mail (in print) reports on University plans to develop housing in Didcot.
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