From coronavirus to carbon storage, Reading climate scientists invited local school children to ask them anything on 13 March for British Science Week. Here are some of the burning questions they put to Andrew Charlton-Perez, Bill Collins, Laura Wilcox, Nicolas Bellouin and Richard Allen.
Panel members Professor Bill Collins, Dr Laura Wilcox, Professor Nicolas Bellouin, Professor Richard Allen and Professor Andrew Charlton-Perez, who chaired the Q&A. (more…)
Annie Ure was a pioneering British archaeologist and co-founder of our Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology. Ruth Lloyd created a biography of Annie as part of her UROP project last summer, and as one of its winners, she recently presented her work at the House of Commons. Here she tells us about Annie’s life.
Annie Ure (centre, back row) with an excavation team at Rhitsona in Greece, 1921. (more…)
Parliamentarians will hear today about the problem of medicines waste – and how better pharmaceutical packaging could help save the NHS money – from pharmacy student Bilal Mohammed, who is one of two winners of our undergraduate research scheme. He told us more.
From astronomy to almanacs, Professor Anne Lawrence-Mathers explores the historical origins of weather forecasting in a new post for The Conversation.
It’s official: according to the UK’s Met Office, February 2020 has been the wettest February in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since it began keeping records – and the second wettest (behind February 1990) for Scotland. It has also been the fifth wettest of any calendar month in a series from 1862.
Delivering the bad news each night, weather forecasters have been looking depressed, while the UK public – already renowned for their obsession with the weather – have been huddled together in whatever shelter they can find, moaning about the terrible winter.
So it seems fitting to note that the world’s first daily weather forecasts were published in a British newspaper. Appearing in the 1860s, these vital scientific summaries of information were the work of Robert FitzRoy (who was also captain of HMS Beagle as it took Charles Darwin on his famous voyage of discovery).