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The Ripple Effect

Researchers tell us what we can learn from the Second World War bombing raids that made their mark on the edge of space. Allied bombing raids during the Second World War may have caused devastation on the ground, but the explosions were so powerful...

Save Our Pollinators

Urgent action is needed to help the world’s bees. Driven by climate change, disease and intensive farming, many species are in decline and some are at the brink of extinction.  Pollinators, such as bees, help the production of more than 75% of...

Exploring Frozen Frontiers

One of the world’s most pioneering polar explorers, Felicity Aston MBE, was awarded the Queen’s Polar Medal in 2015.  The University of Reading alumna spoke to CONNECTED in 2017 about breaking the mould in a male-dominated field, and claiming her...

Scholarship Helps Student

“It’s purely down to the University – and donors like you – that I’ve been able to complete my degree.”   Powerful words from any graduate, but this testament to the impact of our donors generosity is all the more compelling because it comes...

The Climate Issue

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Scholarship Helps Student

“It’s purely down to the University – and donors like you – that I’ve been able to complete my degree.”   Powerful words from any graduate, but this testament to the impact of our donors generosity is all the more...

The Ripple Effect

Researchers tell us what we can learn from the Second World War bombing raids that made their mark on the edge of space. Allied bombing raids during the Second World War may have caused devastation on the ground, but...

Save Our Pollinators

Urgent action is needed to help the world’s bees. Driven by climate change, disease and intensive farming, many species are in decline and some are at the brink of extinction.  Pollinators, such as bees, help the...

Features

Retreating Glaciers

Professor Maria Shaghedenova’s research looks at the shrinkage of glaciers due to climate change, and the effect of this on rivers and lakes.  Her work recently featured in a visually stunning interactive New...

Melting Ice and Shipping Routes

The decline of sea ice in the Arctic is undoubtedly one of the most striking signs of climate change, and a worrying environmental concern.  Reading alumnus, Dr Nathanael Melia, shows that this could make shipping...

Gain Your Own Advantage

The majority of Reading alumni may have chosen to exit formal education having graduated with a bachelor’s degree, a qualification which provides the knowledge and experience to go on to excel in the world of work...

Weather Forecasts Changing Lives

We love discussing the weather in the UK and many of us tune into the forecast without a second thought. But for many people in low to mid-income countries this information is often not readily available and yet, it is...

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