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Reading in the news - Mon 4 Nov – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Mon 4 Nov

Release Date 04 November 2019

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History project funding: BBC History Magazine reports on a project investigating the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381, led by Professor Adrian Bell (Henley Business School) and backed by £1m of Arts and Humanities Research Council funding.

Algae and air quality: CNBC quotes Emeritus Professor Derek Clements-Crome (Built Environment) on a new type of building cladding that uses algae to remove carbon dioxide from the air.

Good guy gluten: Mail Online reports on a new study co-led by Reading showing gluten has been unfairly labelled a ’bad guy’ in many people’s diets. Dr Paola Tosi (Food and Nutritional Science) is quoted.

Side hustles: The Times mentions Henley Business School research on the rise in popularity of running a business in addition to a main day job.

Anxiety game: iPaper features a game developed with support from UoR Psychology researchers which is designed to help children tackle anxiety.

The MERL success: Museums Journal features The Museum of English Rural Life (The MERL) at the University in an article looking at how some rural museums have benefitted from capital grants.

Other coverage


  • The Heads Together and Row team sponsored by Henley Business School is the subject of an article in Engineers Journal on how the challenges of transatlantic rowing are similar to those in the business world.
  • Newbury Today reports on West Berkshire’s first Climate Conference, at which Professor Keith Shine (Meteorology) spoke.
  • BBC News Online features a Reading graduate, who was cox in the gold medal-winning Team GB rowing team at the 1984 Olympic Games, in a series of interviews with short men on their love lives.
  • Farm Machinery Journal quotes doctoral researcher Tom Staton (Agriculture) in an article on agro-forestry.
  • Coffee and Cocoa International reports on the University teaming up with Mars Chocolate Ltd to explore using cocoa pod husks as a source of renewable fuel.
  • Functional Sports Nutrition reports on a new prebiotic developed at the University of Reading.
  • A University Business article explains how technology company Rubrik helped Reading develop cloud-based teaching solutions.









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