Reading in the news - Fri 17 Mar
17 March 2023
Accents: Professor Jane Setter (Language & Linguistics) appears on documentary series Sideways on BBC Radio 4 on the acquisition of accents.
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography/Meteorology) was interviewed by BBC News At Six about drought in the UK.
- Dr PeterInness (Meteorology) is quoted by the Daily Mail (in print) on the UK's gloomy weather so far this March.
- PhD Student, Isabel Smith (Meteorology) was interviewed by BBC Radio Berkshire on how extreme flight turbulence may increase in the future due to climate change.
- Professor Chukwumerije Okereke (Geography and Environmental Science) is quoted by All Africa on his concerns about normalising research on solar geoengineering.
- PhD Student, Ettie Waterman's (Archaeology) research on the feeding red kites is reported on by The Reading Chronicle (in print). Read our news story.
Food and farming:
- Professor Julie Lovegrove (Food and Nutritional Sciences) is quoted by Milling and Grain Magazine as leader of the publicly funded University research project, 'Raising The Pulse', which encourages British consumers to switch to bread containing fava beans for their positive effect on diet and the environment.
- Professor Donal O'Sullivan (Food) is quoted by Reading Today (in print) about the sequencing of the faba bean genome. Read our news story.
- Professor Chris Reynolds (Agriculture) is quoted by Dairy Reporter on the University's collaborative research which aims to address the causes of heat stress for indoor-housed dairy cows.
- Farm Week (in print) mentions the University compiled an annual KPI farming report which found improved fertility in cow herds.
- Reading student, Nkechi Jennifer Oseji, is interviewed by Farmers Guardian (in print) on how she plans to improve agricultural and horticultural systems in Africa.
Business and society:
- Professor Lucy Newton's (Henley Business School) article on The Conversation on how Silicon Valley Bank's failure shows how regulators can help to repair the economy is republished by Brunel University London.
#UniForReading: our role as a civic university
- Reading Today (in print) reports on an online meeting that the University is holding in partnership with the Royal Berkshire Hospital to highlight the inequalities faced in maternity healthcare by BAME individuals.
- Professor Parveen Yaqoob (Deputy Vice-Chancellor) was interviewed by ITV News on how the University is addressing bias and inequality in senior roles.
- Newbury Today mentions that Professor Parveen Yaqoob attended a Loyal Address to King Charles III.
- Continued coverage as Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) was quoted by WJR-AM Detroit Radio on a study which found reusable water bottles can contain a large number of bacteria.
- Emeritus Professor, Tim Dixon (Built Environment) is interviewed by 24 Housing on developing inclusive, intergenerational, and sustainable housing.
- University art student, Leah Rashid, was interviewed by BBC Radio Berkshire on her research creating an academic biography on Eliza Chattaway who previously worked at the University College of Reading, the precursor to the University, and has been credited as the first teacher to pioneer outdoor education.
- The Stage (in print) reports on the University's Samuel Beckett archives, which include rare audio interviews recently made available to the public.
- The Reading Chronicle (in print) reminisces about events that took place in 2004, including the grand re-opening of the Cole Museum of Zoology at the University.
- Wokingham Today (in print) and Reading Today (in print) report on an upcoming choral concert celebrating the arrival of spring at the University's Great Hall.
- Yahoo! mentions the University's campus is part of the Reading half marathon course.
- Yahoo! suggests that the University is one of Reading’s ‘fantastic qualities’.