We exist in a complex ecosystem and policy solutions for problems like climate change need a systemic approach, writes Ecologist Professor Tom Oliver for the Cabinet Office’s Systems Thinking blog.
Dr Miriam Marra’s research has shown that a shorter working week can save companies around £92 billion each year – she explains more in a new post for The Conversation.
Professor Graham Box unpicks how soft drinks companies twisted the evidence on the harmful effects of sugar in a recent post he co-authored for The Conversation.
Just as in wartime, our prosperity, wellbeing and the future of our children are under severe threat from the climate crisis. What is needed is a vast mobilisation of scientific…Read More >
In her second blog post for Parliament Week, University of Reading Impact Officer Ali McAnena gets the lowdown on how academics can engage policy-makers with their research from Mark Shanahan,…Read More >
“It is a persistent scandal that we have children starting school not able to communicate in full sentences, not able to read simple words,” said Secretary of State for Education…Read More >
Dr Mai Sato has just published a report examining Zimbabwean citizens’ attitudes towards the death penalty in their country which concludes that public opinion needn’t pose a barrier to its…Read More >
Despite numerous initiatives to tackle educational inequalities and encourage social mobility, little has changed in the past 50 years. Here, Dr Carol Fuller, Associate Professor at Reading’s Institute of Education…Read More >
The demise of Carillion has exposed the way that UK public services – from the NHS to energy – are contracted out to businesses. In a new piece he has…Read More >
Activities outside the classroom which build confidence and resilience are not part of the formal curriculum despite strong evidence that they help children to be the best they can be…Read More >