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Plans published for new Health & Life Sciences Building at Reading University

Plans published for new Health & Life Sciences Building at Reading University

Plans have been published for a new Health & Life Sciences Building at the University of Reading, which will cost more than £50m and provide 7,557m2 of lab and teaching space. The project will see the consolidation of Reading’s Health and Life Sciences teaching, bringing together the School of Biological Sciences – currently hosted in […]

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Effect of methane on climate change could be greater than we thought

Effect of methane on climate change could be greater than we thought

Methane emissions caused by human activity may have a bigger impact on global warming than previously thought, scientists have found. Research led by the University of Reading indicates that emissions of methane due to human activity have, to date, caused a warming effect which is about one-third of the warming effect due to carbon dioxide […]

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First Section of New A33 Bus Lane Opens

First Section of New A33 Bus Lane Opens

THE first stretch of the Council’s A33 bus lane is complete and opened to buses for the first time today (20th Dec). Gas-powered Greenwave buses – operated by Reading Buses – are now using the first completed section of the new bus lane which the Council is building southbound along the A33, running to Junction 11 […]

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University of Reading anoints new Chancellor

University of Reading anoints new Chancellor

The Rt Hon. The Lord Waldegrave of North Hill PC – William Waldegrave – was anointed as the University of Reading’s new Chancellor at a ceremony today (Friday 9 December). Lord Waldegrave becomes Reading’s eighth Chancellor, succeeding Sir John Madejski who continues as an ambassador to the University as Chancellor Emeritus. Sir John Madejski, who […]

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Reading University wins lead role in £340m EU food innovation project

Reading University wins lead role in £340m EU food innovation project

Scheme aims to transform food sector in Europe It aims to halve food waste and improve diets in Europe by 2030 UK companies and universities of Reading, Cambridge & Queen’s Belfast to play major role British companies and universities have won access to a £340 million EU Innovation programme to change the way we eat, […]

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University of Reading releases its 2015/16 financial statements

University of Reading releases its 2015/16 financial statements

The University of Reading has published its financial statements for 2015/16. The headlines are as follows: • Total income £344.8m (up from £288.5m in 2015) • Total expenditure £288.8m (down from £293.3m in 2015) • A total surplus of £65.3m was recorded (up from £5m in 2015). The main driver of this improvement was £71.7m […]

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Reading’s Teacher Training Partnership ‘good’ with ‘outstanding elements’, says Ofsted

Reading’s Teacher Training Partnership ‘good’ with ‘outstanding elements’, says Ofsted

Ofsted has praised the University of Reading’s Initial Teacher Training Partnership for being “good” with some outstanding elements. In recognition of the quality of its training, Reading’s Institute of Education (IoE) is one of only 25 providers that have been given quotas from the government to train teachers for three years while other providers only […]

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Bulmershe Leisure Centre To Be Demolished

Bulmershe Leisure Centre To Be Demolished

Last Thursday Wokingham Borough Council’s decision-making executive decided the future of Bulmershe Leisure Centre in Woodley.   It was agreed, subject to budget agreements to be decided early next year, that Bulmershe Leisure Centre be demolished (subject to a successful planning application) and replaced with a new leisure facility containing a sports hall, six-lane swimming […]

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Local Reading Engineers launch a new keypad HAT for the Raspberry Pi on Kickstarter

Local Reading Engineers launch a new keypad HAT for the Raspberry Pi on Kickstarter

A new keypad HAT for the Raspberry Pi launches on Kickstarter, 14th November 2016 Raspberry Pi has now sold over 10 million of their tiny computers worldwide, to educators, students and programming enthusiasts alike! Consequently, the products are now some of the most sought-after in terms of educating and helping people to get involved in […]

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Scientists design new material that could both capture CO2 emissions AND turn them back into fuel

Scientists design new material that could both capture CO2 emissions AND turn them back into fuel

A new type of super-material that could capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and turn them into fuel using only sunlight has moved a step closer to reality. Scientists at the University of Reading have used supercomputers to design hypothetical materials with the precise molecular structure needed to absorb CO2 and convert it to cheap fuel. The photocatalyst […]