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Reading in the news - Tues 16 Apr

Release Date 16 April 2019

Reading in the news

Female body hair: Professor Karin Lesnik-Oberstein (English Literature) spoke to BBC Radio 4 about the ‘taboo’ of female body and facial hair.

Earworms: Professor Philip Beaman (Psychology) is mentioned in an article by on why catchy tunes get stuck in our heads.

Colombian crops: The University’s project to develop heat-tolerant bean varieties for future climate change scenarios is featured in an article by The Scottish Farmer.

Student food innovation: The Institute of Food Science and Technology has announced the finalists of the  Ecotrophelia UK student food innovation competition. Three teams from the University have been shortlisted: Keesh, A vegan, gluten-free and reduced fat quiche-like product made of a sweet potato base packed with roasted vegetables in a chickpea flour filling; Favalicious, an orange, pink and green ‘hummus style’ fava bean dip; and Venergy, a vegan alternative to energy sweets for endurance athletes. The story is also covered by Food Manufacture.

Monsoon predictions: PhD researcher Akshay Deoras (Meteorology) is quoted in articles by the Hindustan Times and DNA India about monsoon rainfall predictions in India.

Other Coverage

  • The University’s students’ union is mentioned in an article by Radio Times about criticisms of University Challenge.



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