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Lentils and leaked exam papers - Reading in the news Mon 4 Sep

Release Date 04 September 2017

The University of Reading has had a hand in lentil production research

Here is the latest round-up of media coverage featuring the University of Reading.


Lentils research: The Guardian ran a letter in its Saturday edition and online by Professor Richard Ellis (Agriculture) outlining the role Reading has played in lentil crop research in the UK.

Education pressure: BBC Radio Berkshire (21 mins 18 secs) interviewed Professor Helen Bilton (Institute of Education) about the news the deputy head of Eton College left the school after circulating a confidential exam paper to teachers before students had sat the test. She explained the pressures associated with being a teacher in the modern era, while condemning the action.

Other coverage


  • Reading Art graduate Laura Nicholson has joined two others in having their work presented in a series of solo exhibitions this summer, reports the Oxford Mail
  • Weather World was repeated on BBC World news channel several times over the weekend, featuring Professor Sue Grimmond (Meteorology) on how scientists are looking to improve urban weather forecasting
  • University Business reports on this summer’s The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) annual conference, where Professor Mark Casson (Economics) spoke on the latest situation with Brexit and how this could affect the UK food service industry and UK universities
  • Reading graduate Dorothy Dix (Psychology and Physiology) is featured in the Reading Chronicle article about the charity she co-founded to help impoverished children. Read Dorothy’s story on the Reading alumni blog
  • Dutch website Beautify reports on Reading research (Food and Nutritional Sciences) showing prosecco may have health benefits, such as reducing stress
  • World Pharma Today reports on trials showing the effect of a new prebiotic on the relationship between the gut and brain. The research has been conducted in collaboration with the University of Reading
  • An animal Science student appeared on ITV primetime quiz show The Chase on ITV



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