Reading in the news - Wed 27 Sep
27 September 2023
Storm Agnes Dr Pete Inness (Meteorology) tells the Daily Mail (Republished by I Know All News and Translogistics) ways to stay safe in the heavy rain and strong winds Storm Agnes is set to bring to large parts of the UK. Innes also spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live. The Times (in print) report on Storm Agnes, quoting Professor Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) on Storm Ulysses, which hit the UK in 1903. Read our news story.
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- The Free republished an article by Professor Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) for The Conversation, regarding the severe climate consequences of fossil fuel extraction.
- Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography/Meteorology) is quoted in Nature and Spiegel on the need for people to understand the effects of climate change after the UK government unveiled plans to water down its green policies.
- Green Solutions mentions Reading FC’s partnership with the University of Reading to reduce the club’s carbon footprint.
#UniForReading: our role as a civic university
- Reading Today reports that Reading Borough Council has laid out a new alcohol licensing policy with a focus on keeping women safe following contributions from members of the University of Reading and Reading Students’ Union.
- Reading Today and Wokingham Today report that the University of Reading is calling on residents to find out more about plans to build a new road to the proposed Natural History Museum, located in Thames Valley Science Park. Read our news story.
Health and wellbeing
- British Vogue reports on a study by the University of Reading, which entails that drinking orange juice every morning supposedly helps improve cognitive function. Read our news story.
Business and society:
- Cardiff University publishes a news story about new research that showed three of the UK’s largest housebuilders used their market power to deliver abnormally large profits and gain an advantage over competitors. Dr Chris Foye (Henley Business School) analysed more than a decade’s worth of transcript calls between three housebuilders as part of the study. Republished by Mirage and My Science.
- Professor David Pendleton (Henley Business School) features as a guest on the National Health Executive Podcast, speaking on the importance of all sectors of the NHS being supported.
- Professor Jo Phoenix (Criminology) writes about gender-diverse prisoners and sex-based patterns of offending for Macdonald Laurier.
- University of Reading students are mentioned in a report about a new zebra crossing being built to ensure safety, The Reading Chronicle reports.
- Freshers Live mentions that alumnus, James Cracknell, took up rowing during his years of study at the University of Reading.
- Nafi Chinery holds a master’s degree in social development and sustainable livelihoods from the University of Reading, Resource Governance reports.
- International Business Times mentions that Andrew Osei-Karmen studied at the University.