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On Reading People, NMiTE Design Cohort members talk to thinkers, doers and innovators about their lives and the books they’re reading. We hope to capture some of the history, breadth and creativity of Hereford’s new university project (New Model in Technology & Engineering).

On Reading People, NMiTE Design Cohort members talk to thinkers, doers and innovators about their lives and the books they’re reading. We hope to capture some of the history, breadth and creativity of Hereford’s new university project (New Model in Technology & Engineering).
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United Kingdom

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On Reading People, NMiTE Design Cohort members talk to thinkers, doers and innovators about their lives and the books they’re reading. We hope to capture some of the history, breadth and creativity of Hereford’s new university project (New Model in Technology & Engineering).

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@NewModelEng

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English


Episodes

Andrew Ritchie

5/23/2019
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Inventor, entrepreneur and founder of Brompton Bicycle company, Andrew Ritchie, talks to Reading People about his journey creating one of the most famous bikes in the world. Book: Fermat’s Last Theorem: The Story of a Riddle that Confounded the World’s Greatest Minds for 358 Years by Simon Singh Advice: “Don’t think that there is only good in things that gets your name in the lights. I struck lucky, but there are masses of interesting things out there and good to be done. Engineering is...

Duration:00:47:28

Yasmin Ali

5/15/2019
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Chemical engineering graduate Yasmin Ali talks to Reading People about graduate schemes with E.ON, her work with Women’s Engineering Society and shares her thoughts on society today. Books: Inferior by Angela Saini So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson The Power by Naomi Alderman Advice for future students: "Enjoy yourself and enjoy your life, but at the same time make a positive impact on those around me." Yasmin's personal philosophy. Our chosen track: Power by Lil Mix ft Stormzy...

Duration:00:30:32

Elena Rodriguez-Falcon

5/8/2019
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Our brilliant President and CEO talks about diversity and enterprise in engineering, learning from mistakes and Cheshire Cats! Also, we learn that she's 'gotta catch 'em all'!... Books: Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman Quote: "It is never too late to be what you might have been." George Eliot Our chosen track: Pokemon theme - Gotta Catch 'Em All Recording Date: 11/10/2018.

Duration:00:41:03

Major Andrew Tiernan

4/10/2019
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Soldier Andrew Tiernan talks to Reading People about life in the army, team work and leadership, and shares some frank and eye-opening stories of active service. Books: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad White Flag? - An Examination of the UK’s Defence Capability by Michael Ashcroft and Isabel Oakeshott King Lear by William Shakespeare Quote: “We live as we dream - alone.” Joseph Conrad Our chosen track: All Along the Watchtower by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Recording Date: 19/11/18.

Duration:00:43:28

Karen Usher, DL

4/3/2019
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Founding Director and Trustee of NMiTE, businesswoman and entrepreneur Karen Usher talks about the story of NMiTE, the skills graduates need to be successful in the workplace, and her vision for Hereford as a university city. Books: The Hunting Hypothesis by Robert Ardrey The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff Quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead....

Duration:00:46:08

Sir Eric Thomas

3/27/2019
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Ex-Vice Chancellor of Bristol University, higher education government advisor and NMiTE trustee, Sir Eric Thomas joins Reading People to talk about the importance of collaboration between arts and sciences (background in medicine), his reasons for backing a new university in Hereford and his thoughts on the future of higher education. Books: Old Filth by Jane Gardam The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse Quote: “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do. We hire...

Duration:00:48:20

Nicola Goodwin

3/20/2019
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Nicola Goodwin, BBC Hereford and Worcester journalist, is on the other side of the mic… Nicola, a triathlete and ex-England rugby player, talks to Reading People about campaigning for recognition of munitions factory workers, Herefordshire county history and Moomins! Books: The Folklore of Herefordshire by Ella Mary Leather The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins Tales from Herefordshire’s Graves and Burials by Nicola Goodwin Quote/Advice: “You all know, don’t you, that if people are frightened...

Duration:00:46:56

Tom Oliver

3/13/2019
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Award-winning artisan cider producer and veteran music roady, Tom Oliver (Oliver's Cider and Perry) chats to Reading People about adventures in childhood literature and rock and roll. He mixes his sounds just as well as his ciders (yes, we did a taste test!) and is a local Herefordshire legend. Books: The Once and Future King by T.H. White On the Road by Jack Kerouac Diary of a Rock'n'Roll Star by Ian Hunter The History and Virtues of Cyder by R.K. French Go to 15.04 for Tom’s take on...

Duration:00:43:46

Preface

3/6/2019
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Welcome to Reading People!

Duration:00:02:43

Professor Helen Rogers

3/6/2019
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Cambridge, Oxford and NMiTE academic, atmospheric scientist and talented musician, Helen Rogers talks on Reading People about climate change and clouds, the importance of manners and hard work, and the heartthrob Mr Darcy. Books: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Advice for future students: Success is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. (Inspired by Thomas Edison) Our chosen track: Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra Thanks to...

Duration:00:48:59