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Reading University Net Zero Carbon Plan Named Best In The UK

Reading University Net Zero Carbon Plan Named Best In The UK

The University of Reading’s ambitious and detailed plan to become Net Zero Carbon by 2030 has been named as the best in the UK. At an event on 16 November, the University won Net Zero Strategy of the Year in The Energy Management Awards 2021, run by the Energy Managers Association. The award represents recognition […]

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Reading University Net Zero Strategy Recognised As Among The Best In UK

Reading University Net Zero Strategy Recognised As Among The Best In UK

The University of Reading’s ambitious and detailed plan to become Carbon Net Zero by 2030 has been recognised as one the best of its kind in the UK. The Energy Management Awards 2021, run by the Energy Managers Association, represents recognition from professionals and places the University among some of the leading public and private […]

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Climate Education Plan Launched By University of Reading at COP26

Climate Education Plan Launched By University of Reading at COP26

Training to empower teachers to effectively incorporate climate change within their lessons and a national library of quality assured teaching resources are part of an action plan being launched to reshape climate education in UK schools. The Climate Education Action Plan, launched today (Monday 8 November) at COP26 by the University of Reading, comprises nine […]

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Historic Warships To Be Raided For Missing Climate Data

Historic Warships To Be Raided For Missing Climate Data

Logbooks kept by sailors on board the UK warship HMS Warrior in the 1860s could soon help reveal a more complete picture of how Earth’s climate has changed since pre-industrial times. As on other naval ships of its era, Warrior’s crew had begun regularly measuring air temperature, among other weather observations, to bolster their knowledge […]

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University Hits The Streets To Help Students Meet Their Neighbours

University Hits The Streets To Help Students Meet Their Neighbours

Student tenants in Reading are being encouraged to get to know their neighbours, with the University offering them a free lunch if they take the trouble to introduce themselves to people on their street. Students Meet Their Neighbours Around 200 residents and students living in private accommodation were visited by students and community figures on […]

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Henry I – Where Is He Buried In Reading, University of Reading Event

Henry I – Where Is He Buried In Reading, University of Reading Event

An event to celebrate 900 years of Reading Abbey will be hosted at the University of Reading on Tuesday 28 September. Established in 1121 by Henry I, Reading Abbey was one of Europe’s greatest medieval monasteries. It is also the burial location of Henry I. The Abbey has been subject to many small-scale archaeological excavations […]

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Japanese Knotweed Extract Could Cut Cancer Risk Of Processed Meat

Japanese Knotweed Extract Could Cut Cancer Risk Of Processed Meat

Read the full paper in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research Bacon could be back on the menu of health-conscious diners thanks to an unlikely salvation: Japanese knotweed. The fast-growing plant, feared by homeowners for its ability to invade gardens and buildings, contains a chemical which could take the place of the nitrite preservative in cured […]

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Free Climate Course Designed For Students, By Students

Free Climate Course Designed For Students, By Students

A new online course exploring how climate change affects different aspects of our lives has been developed by students at the University of Reading. The free to access course – Planet Partners: Tackling the Climate Crisis Together – has been designed for 16 to 18-year-olds, but is open to anyone who wants to learn more […]

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Arla The Llama Helping Covid-19 Drug Discovery

Arla The Llama Helping Covid-19 Drug Discovery

A University of Reading llama called Arla is helping scientists in the race to find treatments for Covid-19. Arla is part of a herd of llamas in Reading that have been providing very small antibodies which can be used in a clinical environment to understand how potential drugs might bind to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Arla […]

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Radar Developed By Reading University Makes Space Mission Shortlist

Radar Developed By Reading University Makes Space Mission Shortlist

A new radar on a satellite that would measure winds within clouds in order to better predict extreme weather has been shortlisted as a potential new space mission. WIVERN WIVERN (Wind Velocity Radar Nephoscope), being developed by a team led by the University of Reading, was one of four ideas selected by the European Space […]

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