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Reading in the News - Weds 18 Dec – University of Reading

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Reading in the News - Weds 18 Dec

Release Date 18 December 2019

Reading in the News


Children of climate change: A report into the rising health risks associated with climate change, co-authored by Professor Elizabeth Robinson (Environmental Economics) is featured in articles by Science Focus (and online).

Silver shoppers: An article in Raconteur in The Times on how retailers can target older consumers online features comments from Professor Moira Clark from Henley Business School.

Fussy eaters: The Daily Mail reports on a study carried out by the University of Reading on how to encourage young children to enjoy eating vegetables from a young age, quoting Dr Natalie Masento (Food and Bioprocessing Sciences).

Apples and cholesterol: Further coverage of a Reading study (Food & Nutritional Sciences) showing eating two apples a day helps reduce the risk of heart disease appears on Fox News, The Times, The Health Site, NDTV,, and NHS Choices.

Other News

·       BBC Radio 4 visited the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) for a piece about the history of steam thrashing in agriculture.

·       The Evening Mail features an obituary to John Ainsworth Brown, a former bomber pilot who attended the University to study agriculture after the Second World War, who has died at the age of 96.

·       The Grave Goods project collaboration between the Universities of Reading and Manchester and the British Museum features in an article by Bridport News.

·       The Daily Gazette reports on a collaboration between the University of Reading and Colchester Archaeological Trust to explore the town’s Roman cremation burials.

·       Public Law Today reports on news the University is the appoint law firms to a legal services framework worth an estimated £1m over four years.


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