Reading in the news - Wed 30 Mar
30 March 2022
University Challenge: Berkshire Live, Edinburgh Live, The Sun, Daily Star Post, Today UK News, and UAE News report on Reading's victory in the semi-finals of the University Challenge, which aired on BBC 2 England on Monday night. BBC Radio Berkshire also congratulated the Reading team on their win.
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- Independent.ie, Mirage News, and the British Ecological Society quote Dr Tom Breeze (Agriculture) on findings from a collaborative University study, funded by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency, on the effect of pollinator decline on the global food trade. Read our news story.
- Professor Nigel Arnell (Meteorology) is quoted by the Independent, Yahoo!, BNN Bloomberg, Tech Register, Bloomberg Quint, and i News on changing the definition of UK heatwaves as they become more frequent.
- Further coverage of the Rainfall Rescue citizen science project led by Professor Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) appears in The National Geographic, Planet Radio, Future Net Zero and Polskie Radio24.
- PhD researcher Chloe Brimicombe (Meteorology/Walker Institute) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about the change in the UK's definition of heatwaves.
- Australia ABC's '4 Corners' (no link) aired a Panorama episode which featured Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography / Meteorology) discussing hydrology modelling; she is also quoted by i News on changing definitions of UK heatwaves.
- PhD researcher Akshay Deoras (Meteorology) took part in a discussion on The Weather Channel India as part of their celebration of World Meteorological Day – the discussion was shared in a tweet.
- Krishi Jagran reports on new research from the University on the relationship between forest loss in India and climate change, quoting lead author of the study, PhD researcher Alice Haughan. Read our story.
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) was interviewed by BBC South on the UK's dropping of compulsory at-home testing, and its impact on the spread of Covid.
- Research Professional News quotes Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) on the UK's capacity to manufacture vaccines.
- Professor Kate Williams (History) spoke to BBC Radio 4 about the Queen's attendance at Westminster Abbey.
- Professor Jane Setter (English Language) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about Liam Payne's accent in a viral clip of him being interviewed at the Oscars.
- Professor Carol Fuller (Education) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about the mental and physical well-being of those struggling as a result of rising energy prices.
- Print Magazine mentions Professor Rick Poynor's (Typography) critical appreciation of Ed Fella: A Life In Images.
- The Vintage News reports on Emeritus Professor Ken Dark (Economics) leading research that has led to a rise in the number of discoveries of royal graves in the UK.
- Current World Archaeology (in print) quotes Dr Alejandra Perotti (Biological Sciences) on leading research that found human DNA can be recovered from the 'glue' headlice used to stick eggs to the hair of ancient mummies.
- Professor David Carter, (International Study and Language Institute) is quoted by BUILA on the UK's Turing mobility scheme.
- NUS lists Benjamin Coleman (RUSU) as a candidate for the National Scrutiny Council.
- Ordo News reports on findings from the University's collaborative analysis of remains found in a Roman fort in Cramond, Edinburgh.
- Business Mag reports on HCR's planned support of the Henley Business Angels, a network of business leaders set up by Henley Business School Alumni.
- Sam Dreyer (Henley Business School Africa) is quoted by NetWerk24 on a documentary he is coordinating for NGO NoStop.
- I Property and Malaysia Kini mention Reading's campus in Malaysia.
- Yahoo!, Benzinga, IDC Chase, Stock Watch, The Street, TMC Net, Street Insider, Globe News Wire, and others report on a Reading graduate's appointment as NewHydrogen's advisor.
- The Times (and in print) publishes an obituary for Professor Margaret McGowan, a Reading graduate of the 1940s/50s.
- Creative Feel interviews a Reading graduate on her role as the Development Manager at The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative.
- Attitude interviews a Reading graduate, who talks about creating a safe and inclusive workspace by playing sport.
- Legit mentions a prospective student's choice to not undertake a degree at Reading in order to stay near her boyfriend.
- Bracknell News reports on a previous Reading staff's appointment as a Marketing Director at St George's School.
- UpShot Reports mentions the certification of an IMCA Centre graduate.