Grenfell Tower Inquiry, participation rates in HE, and is four too young to start school? Reading in the News - 3 October03 October 2017
Grenfell Tower Inquiry evidence: Further coverage of news that Prof Laurence Harwood (Chemistry) has submitted evidence to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry following investigations done for BBC South’s Inside Out programme. The story was covered on the BBC’s One o’clock news, and in the Reading Chronicle and Phys.org. Read our news story here.
HE participation rates: Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell writes in the Times Higher Education in reaction to new figures showing participation in Higher Education is nearing 50 per cent.
Is four too young for school?: Prof Helen Bilton (IoE) and Dr Helen Dodd (Psych) spoke to BBC Berkshire (approx. 21 mins in) about new research in childhood anxiety for children beginning primary school aged four.
In other news:
- BBC World Service spoke to Chris Foye (REP) about housing and wellbeing, looking at the question of ‘how to live small?’
- Further reporting of an exhibition of posters from the National Theatre curated by Prof Rick Poynor (Typography) in Creative Review and the London Evening Standard.
- ITV Meridian introduce their new weather presenter Holly Green, who graduated with an MSc in Meteorology from the University of Reading.
- Matt White, Head of Catering, writes in University Business about an academy for training people to work in HE catering.
Image credit: 1st year classroom, Hallfield Primary School, cc-by-sa/2.0 © David Hawgood, geograph.org.uk/p/4684915