The Macron effect, the Royal Wedding, and will we see carbon levels go down any time soon? Reading in the News - 21 May21 May 2018
Carbon levels: Professor Ed Hawkins (Met) is quoted in an article for Lad Bible on new research suggesting that the world won’t see carbon levels below 400 parts per million for the indefinite future.
Absolutism: A column for the Guardian examines absolutist thinking and its relationship with wellbeing, and references Mo Al-Mosaiwi and Prof Tom Johnstone’s research on absolutist language and depression.
Royal Wedding: BBC Radio 4’s World at One (23 mins in) spoke to Prof Kate Williams (History) about the announcement that Prince Charles would walk Megan down the aisle. Her comments also were played on BBC Radio 2, 6 Music, and local BBC radio. BBC R4 Today Programme (1hr 45 mins in) also spoke to Prof Williams about the royal couple’s future as they look to focus on causes and issues that matter to them. US National Public Radio report on the Royal Wedding and how it reflects a changing culture in the UK. Prof Williams is quoted, and the article also appears on local US radio stations.
Macron effect: The Financial Times reports on a resurgence of popularity in a French HE institution citing the “Macron effect”. Jean-Pierre Choulet (Henley Business School) is quoted.
- The Irish Independent looks at another audio ‘illusion’ following the Yanny vs Laurel phenomenon. Prof Jane Setter (English) is quoted in the article.
- Dr Dina Rezk (History) spoke to TRT World about protests in Gaza following the US Government’s announcement regarding moving their embassy to Jerusalem.
- An obituary for Sir Roger Elliot, former VP of the Royal Society and an expert in theoretical physics notes that Elliot spent two years lecturing at the University of Reading, in The Guardian.
- The Borneo Bulletin notes partnerships between UoRM and Islamic finance institutions, and notes that UoRM is positioning itself as a leader in the discipline. Dr Nafis Alam is quoted.
- Marine Link reports on new technology that provides energy capture and storage for container ships, which was developed with support from UoR.
- Henley Business School’s GDPR Transition Programme executive fellow and director Ardi Kolah is quoted in an article in Forbes on handling GDPR.
- Natural News notes research by Dr Jane Parker (Food) which found that using zeolite filters created a smoked flavour without carcinogens.
- Research that discovered that South American forests endangered due to climate change were cultivated by indigenous people more than 1000 years ago, in the Global Plant Council.
- Brinkwire further cover research about the continued release of CFCs into the atmosphere. Dr Michaela Hegglin (Met) is quoted.
- The University’s first eleven football team have played the internet-based team Hashtag United, and the game has been broadcast on Youtube.