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Reading in the News - Thurs 7 Nov – University of Reading

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Reading in the News - Thurs 7 Nov

Release Date 07 November 2019

Reading in the news


General Election: Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about the ‘purdah’ period of the general election, and what that means to constituents. PhD researcher in Human Geography, Alice Mpofu-Coles, and former student Tim Brownstone spoke to Sky News in a panel discussion about whether the election will be a ‘Brexit election’. RUSU President Molli Cleaver also appeared on Sky News on a later panel discussion about the election. Sky News and various radio stations, including Jack FM and Breeze 107, also mention the University in a piece about the constituency of Reading East.

Alzheimer’s drug: Dr Mark Dallas (Pharmacology) spoke to TRT World about an ‘exciting’ new drug approved by China to combat Alzheimer’s disease.


Grave Goods: Professor Duncan Garrow spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about the project which has inspired Michael Rosen’s latest poetry. Read our story here.


Climate crisis: Professor Elizabeth Robinson (Applied Economics & Marketing) joined a panel discussion for Al-Jazeera on whether we can still save the planet.


Other coverage


  • Coverage of the University’s fossil fuel investments is featured by the Reading Chronicle.
  • Jon Foster-Pedley (HBS Africa) writes a piece for the Daily Maverick.



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