Reading in the news - Fri 17 Jun
17 June 2022
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography/Environmental Science) is quoted on the hot weather in the UK by The Times, multiple articles in the Daily Mail, Independent, Metro, Evening Standard, MSN News, Yahoo News, Telegraph and hundreds of other regional titles
- PhD researcher Chloe Brimicombe (Environmental Science/Walker Institute) was interviewed on BBC World News on the current hot weather and impacts of climate change on temperature extremes.
- Professor Tom Oliver (Biological Sciences) was interviewed by BBC World Service on how the Convention on Biological Diversity seeks to protect the planet. The interview was also played on several US radio stations.
- Reading.co.uk reports that the University has become an official supporter of Clean Air Day, a national campaign on air pollution. Read our news story.
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by the Daily Mail, Business Telegraph, Express Informer and others on a report written by anti-vax campaigners which claimed unvaccinated people are less likely to be hospitalised with Covid-19.
Flooding criticism: Questions are raised again in the Luxembourg parliament about the sacking of Reading PhD student Jeff Da Costa (Geography & Environmental Sciences) from a job he held with a private hydrology firm, reports Luxembourg state broadcaster RTL. This follows publication of a comment piece by Da Costa in German-language newspaper Tageblatt (English translation). Further coverage of developments by 100,7, Luxemburger Wort, the Luxembourg Times, RTL, Tageblatt, and others.
Online shopping: BBC Radio 4 spoke to Professor Adrian Palmer (Henley Business School) about the importance of customer reviews to people when shopping online.
- The Independent republishes an article on The Conversation written by Dr John Scholar (English Literature) about James Joyce’s Ulysses, on the 80th anniversary of its publication.
- Springwatch on BBC Two showed some 3D models of pollen balls to explain how their designs fit their purposes.
- Dr Peter Bray is announced by UKRI as one of the 84 new Future Leaders Fellows. UKRI has also announced the University has received £450,000 in research funding.
- Matt Daley, Head of Student Financial Support and Customer Service, was interviewed on BBC Radio Berkshire about the rising cost of living impact on students and applications to the University’s Student Hardship Fund.
- Dr Alanna Skuse (English Literature) appears on a Cancer Research podcast, discussing the search for a cure for cancer.
- Floristry Trade Club reports Reading-led research showing healthy, attractive houseplants provide the best wellbeing boost. Read our news story.
- Newsrnd mentions the eNutri dietary app developed by researchers at Reading.
- Student Jess Ashley (Film, Theatre & Television) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about the latest film releases.
- Cameroon Voice refers to a webinar hosted by Henley Business School in a report on trade in Africa.
- The Wantage and Grove Herald reports on the inquest following the death of a cyclist, quoting a friend of his who works at Henley business School.