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Whiteknights Campus At Reading University Wins Eighth Green Flag In A Row

Whiteknights Campus At Reading University Wins Eighth Green Flag In A Row

Whiteknights Campus At Reading University   The University of Reading’s Whiteknights Campus has been recognised as one of Britain’s top green spaces for the eighth year in a row.  Each year, the Green Flag Award scheme recognises the UK’s best public outdoor spaces, with winners judged on the overall quality of green space and the […]

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Butterflies Are Benefitting From Environmental Action

Butterflies Are Benefitting From Environmental Action

Butterflies Are Benefitting From Environmental Action Butterflies are benefitting from environmental action to increase their habitats, scientists have argued following a pioneering government report.  Research published today on the ability of butterflies to move around the countryside shows butterflies, including much-loved species like the Speckled Wood butterfly, have recovered significantly since a worrying decline at […]

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Silchester Roman Bath Being Excavated By Reading University

Silchester Roman Bath Being Excavated By Reading University

Silchester Roman Bath Archaeologists at one of Britain’s earliest Roman buildings are digging deeper than ever before to investigate unanswered questions about the building.  Students and staff from the University of Reading have returned to Roman Silchester, in Hampshire, for this year’s Archaeology Field School to explore never-before-excavated areas of the baths, which date back […]

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Does An Apple A Day Really Keep The Doctor Away?

Does An Apple A Day Really Keep The Doctor Away?

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away The eponymous saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ popularised in the 19th century is being tested by nutritional scientists at the University of Reading, and they are looking for volunteers to help.   Foods such as apples, oats and a friendly bacteria […]

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The British Museum Plans For Storage & Research Facility In Shinfield

The British Museum Plans For Storage & Research Facility In Shinfield

The British Museum Plans For Storage & Research Facility In Shinfield   The British Museum and the University of Reading are holding a public consultation on their plans to build a new storage and research facility in Shinfield;   The facility will store part of the British Museum’s world-famous collection;   The new facility will […]

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Grey Squirrel Being Inadvertently Helped

Grey Squirrel Being Inadvertently Helped

Grey Squirrel Nature lovers who put food out for wild birds are inadvertently helping non-native grey squirrels thrive, a new study has shown. Scientists at the University of Reading measured for the first time how grey squirrels compete with garden birds for nuts and seeds provided by the public. They found that, at the sites […]

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Cutting food waste in half could substantially reduce food-related emissions

Cutting food waste in half could substantially reduce food-related emissions

Cutting food waste   City dwellers could reduce food-related carbon emissions by 11% by following a few easy actions including reducing food waste and taking a meat-free day a week.    In a new study published today (Weds May 2) in the American Chemical Society’s Environmental Science & Technology researchers studied a variety of ways to cut […]

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Farming technology development gets £4.78m boost thanks to Reading University Partnership

Farming technology development gets £4.78m boost thanks to Reading University Partnership

Farming technology Farmers could get their hands on latest technological advancements sooner thanks to a new partnership launched today, which includes the University of Reading.   The Ceres Agritech Knowledge Exchange Partnership has been awarded £4.78m of funding from the newly established Research England to help develop commercial businesses based on the latest innovations in […]

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Dinosaurs were ‘too successful for their own good’

Dinosaurs were ‘too successful for their own good’

Dinosaurs The migration of the dinosaurs across the globe was so rapid that it may have contributed to their demise, new research has found.   University of Reading A study by University of Reading scientists for the first time reveals the paths taken by the dinosaurs as they expanded out of South America during their […]

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Shelley Harris and Kate Clanchy the authors Join Reading University

Shelley Harris and Kate Clanchy the authors Join Reading University

Authors Join Reading University Shelley Harris and Kate Clanchy, two published authors will pass on their wealth of experience to students after joining the University of Reading as tutors. Award-winning writer Kate Clanchy and bestselling novelist Shelley Harris will teach creative and persuasive writing courses in the Department of English Literature. They will also be […]