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Reading in the news - 14 March – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - 14 March

Release Date 14 March 2019

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Elephants and humans: iNews has republished a Conversation article by Dr Vicky Boult (Biological Sciences) about how elephants and humans can peacefully coexist in Africa.

Language review: An article in Times Higher Education (print edition) reports on comments made following the recommendations of a review of the provision of modern languages at the University. A University spokesperson is quoted, and you can read our announcement of the review here.

Dementia research: Dr Francesco Tamagnini (Pharmacy) asked a question about the future of STEM at an event in Parliament held by the Royal Society of Biology, which appeared on Parliament TV. Read a write up of the event by the RSB here.


Other Coverage

  • Daily Mail and Natural News report on research from Newcastle University into the positive effect of whey protein on controlling blood sugar levels which lead to type two diabetes, and notes that a previous study on whey protein led by Profs Julie Lovegrove and Ian Givens resulted in lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • FoodBev ran a feature on ice cream, and an interview with a professional ice cream maker notes that Neil Woodhead who created Speakeasy Ice Cream which his wife Jane took a specialist ice cream course at the University of Reading.
  • Reading has celebrated the first year as a Place of Culture according to a report co-produced by the Whitley Researchers, reports the Reading Chronicle and
  • Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics) spoke to Heart Berkshire about the latest developments in UK Parliament around Brexit.


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