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Reading in the News - Fri 29 Nov – University of Reading

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Reading in the News - Fri 29 Nov

Release Date 29 November 2019

Reading in the news


Nancy Astor: Dr Jacqui Turner (History) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about the Nancy Astor archives, which are held at the University, which were also covered by ITV West Country. Dr Turner is also mentioned in The National and The Guardian. PhD student Melanie Khuddro (History) also spoke at length to BBC Radio Berkshire about Astor’s legacy (and here.)

Health jargon: Heart Radio and BBC Radio Berkshire cover a project, led by the University, which aims to explain the often confusing health terms printed on food packaging. Read our original story here.


Black Friday: Research by Professor Jacopo Torriti (Construction Management & Engineering) reveals the impact of Black Friday on energy demands is published by CREDS.


Other coverage


  • Dan Fernbank (Sustainability) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about the amount of energy it takes to send an email.
  • Professor Gail Marshall  (School of Literature and Languages) reviews a new book by Ian Duncan, Human Forms: The Novel in the Age of Evolution, for THE.
  • Irish Farmers Journal mentions research into AI farming by the University in an article about driverless tractors.
  • The University is mentioned in an article by The Daily Mail listing institutions where famous people have studied Geography.
  • Further coverage of the University’s decision to end game shooting on its land is covered by Countryman’s Weekly, and again here.
  • The Jewish News mentions the University as part of a delegation of Vice Chancellors who travelled to Israel to meet their counterparts to discuss research collaboration.



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