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Council Sets Out Position on Tackling Obesity in Reading

Council Sets Out Position on Tackling Obesity in Reading

READING COUNCIL this month set out its position on the growing issue of obesity in the borough. Current stats suggest around 61% of adults in Reading are overweight or obese, with over 35% of children in the borough overweight or obese by the time they reach Year 6 in school. Almost 30% of Reading’s adult population […]

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Official Figures Show Reading Students Exam Achievements Continue to Improve

Official Figures Show Reading Students Exam Achievements Continue to Improve

NEWLY published figures show significant improvement in results for Reading students in their GCSE and A Level results. The validated statistics for 2016 released by the Department for Education this week show better performance in the number of GCSE passes at Grade A*-C, including English and Maths, and Reading retains its top spot in the […]

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Work Begins Next Week on Key New Cycle Route in Reading

Work Begins Next Week on Key New Cycle Route in Reading

WORK begins next week on the Reading section of a key new cross-Berkshire cycle route which will eventually run from Newbury to Ascot. Known as Route 422 on the National Cycle Network, the full route will provide an important new east-west cycle route through Reading and Berkshire. It will link to Reading town centre and […]

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Major coup for Reading University, Professor Noam Chomsky to speak about Brexit, President Trump, other similar movements

Major coup for Reading University, Professor Noam Chomsky to speak about Brexit, President Trump, other similar movements

Noam Chomsky to speak about the state of western democracy and whether the human experiment is doomed in University of Reading lecture   World-renowned academic Chomsky will give Albert Wolters Annual Lecture at Reading Town Hall Will be presented with visiting lectureship by the University of Reading’s School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences   […]

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Turbulence expert reveals cost of climate change to aviation insurers

Turbulence expert reveals cost of climate change to aviation insurers

Climate change could hit insurers by making plane journeys bumpier (aviation turbulence), a University of Reading scientist has told an audience of leading insurers. The Insurance Institute of London lecture at Lloyds of London on Wednesday 18 January, was attended by the City’s leading insurance players including CEOs, managing directors, brokers, underwriters, and lawyers. Atmospheric […]

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University announces first tenants of Thames Valley Science Park

University announces first tenants of Thames Valley Science Park

An innovative cluster of technology-led companies has been announced as the first tenants of the Thames Valley Science Park. The ‘Gateway’ building at the University of Reading’s Thames Valley Science Park is expected to open in August this year and will provide 70,000 square foot of specialist space for innovation led and technology based companies. […]

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2016 record global temperature ‘entirely expected’, say Reading scientists

2016 record global temperature ‘entirely expected’, say Reading scientists

2016 record third year A third record hottest year in a row has been recorded for 2016, as scientists warn temperatures will only continue to rise unless the world steps up efforts to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Figures released today by the Met Office, Nasa and Noaa show the average global surface temperature for 2016 […]

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Electric shocks for clouds could make it rain in the Middle East

Electric shocks for clouds could make it rain in the Middle East

Clouds could be given a helpful jolt of electric charge to increase much-needed rainfall in dry parts of the world, thanks to an award-winning research proposal by scientists at the University of Reading. The new study will investigate how charge modifies the growth of tiny water droplets into larger drops that fall as rain. It […]

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Tiago Ilori Signs for Reading FC

Tiago Ilori Signs for Reading FC

Reading Football Club are delighted to confirm the signing of 23-year-old Portuguese defender Tiago Ilori who moves to the Madejski from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee. The former Sporting Lisbon centre-back has put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half year contract which is set to keep him at Reading until the summer of 2020. Royals […]

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Society remains convinced rewards work, despite evidence they decrease motivation

Society remains convinced rewards work, despite evidence they decrease motivation

Previous research by same team suggested incentives can decrease motivation and interest in a task. This latest study tested whether people nevertheless believe they have a positive effect Experiments showed people still strongly believe performance-based rewards improve Findings suggest society has deep misunderstanding of what motivates people Respecting the autonomy of employees and ensuring their […]