Enslaved women make only fleeting appearances in the historical records from colonial and antebellum America – as property rather than people. But after the Civil War, there was an outpouring…Read More >
Ever wondered how the wind is made? Reading Meteorology postdoc Dr Hannah Bloomfield has the answer. She explains all in this new post for The Conversation’s ‘Curious Kids’ series.
After the ousting of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir last month, Professor Peter Robert Woodward looks at the economic crisis that precipitated his downfall and what needs to be done to…Read More >
What will the future of humanity look like? Ahead of tonight’s Albert Wolters annual lecture on consciousness, autonomy and responsibility by philosopher Daniel Dennett, we asked five Reading academics what…Read More >
Banning palm oil may do more harm than good by diverting its sale to markets with fewer environmental checks and balances, says Reading environmental economist Professor Elizabeth Robinson, in a…Read More >
The UK could cut greenhouse gas emissions to nearly zero by 2050 and lead the way in tackling global warming, according to a new report released today by the government’s…Read More >
If an asteroid were to head on a collision course towards earth, an Armageddon-style nuclear explosion may well be our best line of defence. But would doing so open us up…Read More >
What can political and business leaders learn from the mess that is Brexit? Listen to people, spend time with customers, don’t make assumptions and be as transparent as possible say…Read More >
Five Reading academics at the top of their game have been awarded University Research Fellowships to develop their work in the arts, humanities and social sciences over the next year.
By blocking Iran’s oil exports the US could cause a spike in oil prices and tip the world economy into a downturn, writes Nafis Alam for The Conversation.