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Climate Change Fashion Created At Reading University Wins Sustainability Award

Climate Change Fashion Created At Reading University Wins Sustainability Award

A range of clothing featuring a powerful climate change visualisation created at the University of Reading has won a national prize for sustainable fashion. The eco-friendly range of textiles produced by couture designer Tammam was based on the popular warming stripes graphic depicting rising global temperatures, created by Professor Ed Hawkins. The Tammam x University […]

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Ukrainian Refugee Scholarships Launched At Reading University

Ukrainian Refugee Scholarships Launched At Reading University

Ukrainian refugee students will be offered full scholarships to study at the University of Reading, as part of the University’s response to the Russian invasion. Ten new scholarships specifically for Ukrainian students starting courses this academic year, 2022/23, are available through the University’s existing Sanctuary Scholarships Scheme, which was introduced for sanctuary seekers (people with […]

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Heatwave Definition Change – Reading University Comment

Heatwave Definition Change – Reading University Comment

On the news that the Met Office has raised the temperature threshold to define a heatwave in parts of the UK, including Berkshire – https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/press-office/news/weather-and-climate/2022/heatwave-threshold-changes  Heatwave Definition Change Professor Hannah Cloke, a natural hazards researcher at the University of Reading, said:“The Met Office recalibration of the official heatwave definition for the UK shows how simple it […]

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Rescued Victorian Rainfall Data Smashes Former Records – University of Reading

Rescued Victorian Rainfall Data Smashes Former Records – University of Reading

Record-breaking Victorian weather has been revealed after millions of archived rainfall records dating back nearly 200 years were rescued by thousands of volunteers during the first Covid-19 lockdown. The Rainfall Rescue project was launched by the University of Reading in March 2020 and offered members of the public a way of distracting themselves from the […]

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Creating New Diets to Feed Healthy Old Age

Creating New Diets to Feed Healthy Old Age

New UKRI-funded research network led by University of Reading to co-create healthy, affordable foods and diets for older people Older adults could benefit from the development of a new research network into new diets and foods that reflect their specific needs, thanks to new funding. The Food4Years research network, funded by the UK Research Institute […]

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Climate Stripes Updated With Latest Temperature Data – Reading University

Climate Stripes Updated With Latest Temperature Data – Reading University

Climate stripes updated with the latest temperature data for more than 200 countries have been combined into one mega-graphic illustrating how climate change is impacting every corner of the globe.  The popular visualisations created by Professor Ed Hawkins at the University of Reading, and available to download for free at showyourstripes.info, now have added stripes […]

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Joyce and Beckett Reunited As University of Reading Acquires Major Collection

Joyce and Beckett Reunited As University of Reading Acquires Major Collection

A major new collection of books, documents and artefacts given to the University of Reading will provide unique new insights on the relationship between two giants of twentieth century literature: James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. The generous gift of the Solange and Stephen James Joyce Collection to the University of Reading will further illuminate the […]

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Reading University Net Zero Carbon Goal For 2030 Receives Further Grant To Help Decarbonise Its Heating Systems

Reading University Net Zero Carbon Goal For 2030 Receives Further Grant To Help Decarbonise Its Heating Systems

The University of Reading has been awarded a £100,000 grant from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to take the first steps towards decarbonising the heating of Whiteknights campus buildings. The grant is awarded from BEIS’ Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) and will be match funded by the University. The money will […]

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Air Pollution Significantly Reduces Pollination – Reading University Scientists Say

Air Pollution Significantly Reduces Pollination – Reading University Scientists Say

Common air pollutants from both urban and rural environments may be reducing the pollinating abilities of insects by preventing them from sniffing out the crops and wildflowers that depend on them, new research has shown. Scientists from the University of Reading, the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, and the University of Birmingham found that […]

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European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Moving To The University of Reading’s Whiteknights Campus

European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Moving To The University of Reading’s Whiteknights Campus

The University of Reading campus is set to become home to the largest cluster of weather and climate scientists in the world, following agreement to build a new state-of-the-art headquarters for the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) at the University of Reading’s Whiteknights campus. The plans to move the headquarters of ECMWF, currently located […]

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