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Reading in the news - Tue 7 Jan – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Tue 7 Jan

Release Date 07 January 2020

Reading in the news

Secret of happiness: The Daily Mail, a comment piece in the Guardian and report on a Reading study that shows chasing happiness can have the opposite effect on your mood. BBC Radio Berkshire interviewed Dr Julia Vogt (Psychology) about the study. Read our news story.

Four-day week: The Guardian, Yahoo Finance mention Henley Business School research into the benefits of a four-day week in articles about Finland planning to implement it. Read Henley’s news story.

China disease outbreak: The Telegraph and Yahoo News quote Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) in a story on a mysterious lung disease affecting people in China.

Gut instinct: Mail Online reports on a study co-led by Reading (Economics) suggesting that not overthinking decisions leads to a better outcome.

Other coverage

  • Professor Chris Hilson (School of Law) is quoted by ENDS Report (£) on a campaign to make environmental destruction a crime against peace.
  • Professor Nada Kakabadse (Henley Business School) is quoted by Board Agenda on public trust in businesses behaving ethically, and another article calling for businesses to treat sustainability more seriously.
  • The New European quotes Professor Andrew Kakabadse (Henley Business School) on the effectiveness of the Civil Service.
  • Cairns Post and Surat Basin report on the clash between Reading graduate and ITV weather presenter Laura Tobin and Australian MP Craig Kelly during a Good Morning Britain interview on the country’s wildfires.
  • Vet Times reports on research showing feeding oregano oil to dairy calves can reduce antimicrobial resistance.
  • BBC Radio Berkshire interviewed Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics and International Relations) about the latest situation in Iran following the killing of Qasem Soleimani.
  • BBC Radio Berkshire interviewed Dr Rob Thompson (Meteorology) about cloud seeding as a potential way of easing the severe wildfires currently burning in Australia.
  • A project being run with the University of Reading to explore the therapeutic effects of knitting was mentioned in an interview on BBC Radio 4.



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