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Reading in the news - Fri 1 Nov – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Fri 1 Nov

Release Date 01 November 2019

Reading in the news

UCU strike ballot: The Tab and others mention Reading among universities where union members have voted in favour of strike action. Deepa Govindarajan Driver (ICMA) is quoted in an article by Bloomberg about USS pensions. Read our message to staff.

South African sugar tax: Dr Graham Box (Law) co-authored a piece for The Conversation on the misrepresentation of evidence submitted to the South African National Treasury in the lead-up to the country introducing a sugar tax.

Bercow bust-up: Sky News and Al Jazeera mention John Bercow MP's visit to the University in 2017, when he told students he had voted Remain in the EU referendum, in coverage of his retirement as Speaker of the House. The Evening Standard, IndiaTimesPost and others list the incident in the ‘5 biggest bust-ups' of his tenure. Read our story from his visit.

Other coverage

  • The Wokingham Paper reports on new allotments, opened on land donated by the University in Shinfield, which were officially opened last week. Read our story.
  • Professor Anne Lawrence-Mathers (History) spoke to BBC Berkshire explaining the pagan and Celtic roots of Hallowe'en.
  • University graduate Tom Blanchard (Agriculture) is mentioned in an article by Pig World, having been nominated for Stockman of the Year in the National Pig Awards.

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