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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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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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Birds and butterflies struggling to cope with climate change under intensive land use

Birds and butterflies struggling to cope with climate change under intensive land use

Some of Britain’s much-loved birds and butterflies could be wiped out in certain areas if they do not have sufficient natural habitat to allow them to adapt to warming temperatures, a new study shows. Scientists looked at more than four decades’ worth of bird and butterfly records from more than 600 monitoring sites around England […]

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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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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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Antarctic explorers help make discovery – 100 years after their epic adventures thanks to Reading University

Antarctic explorers help make discovery – 100 years after their epic adventures thanks to Reading University

Heroes of Antarctic exploration have played a crucial role in research that suggests the area of sea ice around the Antarctic has barely changed in size in 100 years. Ice observations recorded in the ships’ logbooks of explorers such as Captain Robert Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton have been used to compare where the Antarctic […]