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Art, religion and how Brexit is impacting Britain’s business schools – Reading in the news Weds 8 Nov – University of Reading

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Art, religion and how Brexit is impacting Britain’s business schools – Reading in the news Weds 8 Nov

Release Date 08 November 2017

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Art and religion: A Guardian review of the new Living with the Gods exhibition in the British Museum mentions the work of Professor Steve Mithen (Deputy Vice-Chancellor), who has written a book looking into the origins of art, religion and science and how this impacts on how our minds function today.

The impact of Brexit on Britain's business schools: Prof John Board (Henley) speaks to the FT about the supposed talent drain on British business schools following the Brexit vote.

Ben Nevis weather data: Scientific American covers the citizen science project, led by Prof Ed Hawkins (Met), looking to digitally catalogue weather records from Ben Nevis from the 1800s. The story is also syndicated on Chinese site Atman.

Microscopy advance: A Reading team's (Microbiology) new technique to study cell receptors using super-resolution microscope images is reported by BBC South. Read our news story. 

New accommodation at Greenlands: The Henley Standard covers the opening of two new accommodation blocks at the Henley Business School's Greenlands campus following a £10 million project.

War Child exhibition: The University's War Child exhibition, based on research by Dr Teresa Murjas (Film, Theatre & Television) is featured in Get Reading's ‘What's On' guide. The exhibition, which is part of the national ‘Being Human' festival, launches on 17 November and will give attendees the chance to learn more about the stories of children evacuated from their homes during the Second World War. Register for the free event here.

2017 temperature: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) published its annual report this week showing 2017 was likely to be in the top three warmest years on record. A quote provided by Professor Richard Allan (Met) is used on Nigerian website Blueprint.

Other coverage:

  • An article on Food Manufacturer mentions the University's partnership with Coca-Cola to offers students the opportunity to buy refillable drinks bottles.
  • Planning and Building Control Today features an article on using building information modelling (BIM) technology to develop historic buildings; the article references a paper by Joanna Hull (SCME).
  • The Iskandarian covers the launch of Henley Business School Malaysia's new Centre for Global Business Enterprise and Cloud Analytics.
  • Italian website TPI News features a round-up of the best free online courses provided by universities around the world - two courses from Reading are featured on the list.
  • Prof Bob Rastell (Food) has presented at the fifth Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum in San Diego on the possibility of developing optimised synbiotics. Nutraceutical Business Review reports.
  • The University's director of catering Matt White spoke to Cost Sector Catering on the changing trends around Indian food service delivery.
  • An article on Vox features an interview with the software engineer that turned Prof Ed Hawkins' (Met) climate trend data into visual animations.



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