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90 years of excellence at the University of Reading
Description: The University of Reading celebrated the 90th anniversary of its Royal Charter in 2016, marking 90 years since the Royal Charter was granted on the same date in 1926. Over the decades we have become innovators and pioneers, pushing academic boundaries and leading social change. We are now recognised as one of the top 200 Universities in the world, and is home to 17,000 students from over 150 countries. We offer a wide range of programmes from the pure and applied sciences to languages, humanities, social sciences, business and arts. New research and the latest thinking continually feed into our teaching, with our academic staff working at the forefront of their fields of expertise, and we remain one of the most popular higher education choices in the UK.
  23 May 2017   2m17s 3 67 0
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Fairbrother Lecture 2017
Description: When healthy foods go wrong: food poisoning and fresh produce Ruth Barnes, a PhD researcher from the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, delivered the fourth annual Fairbrother lecture on Tuesday 14 March. Ruth outlined how her doctoral research was investigating how to reduce bad bacteria on fresh produce; making our food safer, while still maintaining its taste and appearance. Ruth explained that many people don't associate fresh and healthy foods, such as salad and soft fruit, with any food poisoning risk, but several interesting examples in the lecture illustrated that this is certainly not the case. As the foods Ruth works on are usually eaten raw or with little processing, it can be trickier to reduce risk, so Ruth's research focuses on the use of different acid washes to destroy the bacteria. Ruth's doctoral research is jointly funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and AgriCoat Nature Seal Ltd.
  22 May 2017   34m6s 0 22 0
Study Smart Teaser Trailer
Description: Trailer for online course aimed at University of Reading students about being prepared for university study.
  19 May 2017   35s 0 75 0
Ruth Hunt impact of landmark Wolfenden Report
Description: Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of LGBT+ charity Stonewall, says the Wolfenden Report was an important milestone in LGBT+ history, 60 years after it was published. She was speaking before the inaugural Wolfenden Lecture at the University of Reading on 4 May 2017. Read more http://rdg.ac/2qkv4iu
  15 May 2017   34s 0 9 0
Ruth Hunt reflects on the Wolfenden Report on 60th anniversary
Description: Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of LGBT+ charity Stonewall, says it is important to tell the story of the Wolfenden Report at events like the Wolfenden Lecture at the University of Reading on 4 May 2017 Read more http://rdg.ac/2qkv4iu
  15 May 2017   40s 0 7 0
Ruth Hunt on importance of Wolfenden Lecture
Description: Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of LGBT+ charity Stonewall, says events like the Wolfenden Lecture at the University of Reading on 4 May 2017 are important to put the Wolfenden Report back into LGBT+ history Read more http://rdg.ac/2qkv4iu
  15 May 2017   37s 0 2 0
Ruth Hunt on the University of Reading's role in LGBT equality promotion
Description: Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of LGBT+ charity Stonewall, says universities play a crucial role in shaping social attitudes towards the LGBT+ community. Ms Hunt presented the inaugural Wolfenden Lecture at the University of Reading (4 May 2017), 60 years after the publication of the Wolfenden Report Read more http://rdg.ac/2qkv4iu
  15 May 2017   51s 0 18 0
Ruth Hunt on changing attitudes towards LGBT community
Description: Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of LGBT+ charity Stonewall, says there is a long way to go before people of all sexuality and genders are accepted beyond exception, 60 years after the publication of the Wolfenden Report. She was speaking before the inaugural Wolfenden Lecture at the University of Reading on 4 May 2017. Read more http://rdg.ac/2qkv4iu
  15 May 2017   1m10s 0 23 0
The Inaugural Wolfenden Lecture: LGBT Equality: Past, Present and Future
Description: Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall, delivers the University’s inaugural Wolfenden Lecture on Thursday 4 May 2017. This special event was the first in a new annual University lecture series given by high profile members of the UK’s LGBT community. Read more here: http://rdg.ac/2qkv4iu In 2015, Ruth was voted the third most influential LGBT person in Britain in The Independent’s Rainbow List and continues to be an inspirational figure today. The lecture series is named in honour of the report written by The Wolfenden Committee, which was chaired by Lord Wolfenden in 1957, the University’s Vice‑Chancellor between 1950 and 1964. The Wolfenden report became a key milestone in LGBT history in the UK when it recommended that, ‘… homosexual behaviour between consenting adults in private should no longer be a criminal offence.’ The lecture also fell on the 60th anniversary of the Wolfenden report – we were delighted to celebrate this extraordinary part of our heritage with this special event to reflect on progress, and inspire future generations of the LGBT+ community and their allies to achieve great things.
  15 May 2017   58m19s 0 28 0
Political Voices - Douglas Carswell: Rebel on the road to Reading
Description: Dr Mark Shanahan introduces Douglas Carswell as part of the Politic Voices lecture series. Douglas Carswell: Rebel on the road to Reading For the latest news and events from the department of Politics and International Relations, please visit: www.reading.ac.uk/spirs
  10 May 2017   1h18m31s 2 154 0
'Incredibly rare' example of early printing found at University of Reading
Description: Erika Delbecque explains the history of a leaf from the Sarum Ordinal or Sarum Pye, which she unearthed in the University of Reading archives. Read more: http://rdg.ac/2pZ69ku
  09 May 2017   1m22s 9 402 0
Open in Practice: Keynote speaker - Prof Simon Tanner
Description: What is Open Research and why is it important? How do you do it? What does it cost? What’s in it for you? What are the examples that can inspire you, and the strategies and methods you can adopt in your own research practice? Topics for discussion: Using open methods and materials; open access publishing and open peer review; open data and open software; tools and technologies for open research; open standards and formats; and open community initiatives. Presentations will be made available from: http://bit.ly/2ms1HpW We gratefully acknowledge the support of Overleaf and Springer Nature, for their sponsorship of refreshments at registration and during the afternoon break.
  07 Apr 2017   1m15s 0 40 0