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Reading in the News - Weds 6 Nov – University of Reading

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Reading in the News - Weds 6 Nov

Release Date 06 November 2019

Reading in the news

Paris Agreement: Dr David Rose (Agriculture) appeared on BBC World to talk about the implications of Donald Trump withdrawing the US from the Paris Climate Agreement.

UCU Strikes: The eight-day strike announced by the University College Union is mentioned by the BBC News website.

Pollution pill: Dr Alister McNeish (Pharmacology) is quoted in a piece by The Daily Mail about the claims a new pill could protect people from pollution.

Language exams: Professor Suzanne Graham (Education) spoke to BBC News 24 about the decision by OFQUAL to mark French and German exam papers less severely.

Office romance: Professor Nada Kakabadse spoke to the Daily Telegraph about workplace relationships after McDonald’s fired its CEO for dating an employee.

Must-see movies: Lucia Nagib (Film Theatre & Television)’s debut film Passages is mentioned by a number of outlets, including Estadao and Telaviva, as one of the 60 must-see movies at this year’s Cinema Screen.

Salmonella scare: Dr Kimon-Andreas Karatzas (Food & Nutrition) is quoted in an article by The Guardian on a hummus firm’s fine for providing egg-free branded tzatziki dip containing egg.

Other coverage

  • iNews reports on a new NHS-backed CBT app, which is being developed in collaboration with the University, which could help children battle anxiety.
  • iNews mentions the nuclear bunker which is now part of the library in an article about the UK’s Cold War bunkers.
  • BBC Radio 4 and TalkRadio mention the University in a discussion about former Speaker of the House, John Bercow MP.
  • InfoTrust reports on graduate Anita Osariemen Omunowa (Law) who has become the first black woman to graduate from a UK university with two first-class degrees
  • Kate Clanchy (English literature) is interviewed by The Guardian about her poetry.
  • Research by Henley Business School into the effects of four-day working weeks is mentioned in articles by The Daily Telegraph, iNews and
  • Dr Keith Arundale (ICMA) writes a piece for The Review about the difference between European and US venture capital funds.
  • The Farmer mentions a trial by the University of weed-killing robot, EyeSpot.
  • WiredGov reports that visiting professor Alan Thorpe has been appointed to the Met Office Board.
  • The Wokingham Paper reports on research by the University into tackling loneliness. Read our story here.



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