During lockdown, our gardens have never seemed more precious. Professor Annalisa Marzano (Classics) is investigating ancient Roman gardens and here she explains what she’s found.
Conspiracy theories can help us construct order out of disorder, but they can be dangerous. During the COVID-19 pandemic, outlandish theories about the source of the illness have gained a…Read More >
From the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people with symptoms of infection said they’d lost their sense of smell. Professor Jane Parker from the University’s Flavour Centre and…Read More >
New portal and collections websites have been launched that aim to transform research and teaching access to the University’s museums and collections. Developed out of recent University investment in supporting…Read More >
In a recent post for The Conversation, Simon Clarke outlines why, in most cases, wearing latex gloves isn’t a good alternative to hand-washing.
Has comfort eating become a pre-occupation for you during lockdown? Find out what we know about the science of our desire to eat and the myths around appetite-supressing foods in…Read More >
For substitute teachers (ie parents) trying to work at the same time as caring for school age children, Professor Helen Dodd and Dr Tim Gill from the School of Psychology…Read More >
Two weeks into home-schooling, and the Easter holidays may come as a welcome relief. Here Dr Holly Joseph reminds us of the joys of reading with young children and how…Read More >
UN climate change conference COP25 is underway in Madrid, and our climate scientists and students are there. Here we round up the University of Reading’s activities at the most significant…Read More >
It’s Bees’ Needs week and once again London’s Carnaby Street has had a makeover to become ‘Carnabee Street’ until 15 July. Professor Simon Potts and the Reading Bee Team are…Read More >