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Things you didn't know about sugar - Reading in the news Mon 4 Dec

Release Date 04 December 2017

The truth about sugar

Here is today's media report.

British Museum partnership: Financial Times, BBC Online, BBC South Today, BBC Radio Berkshire and report the University’s announcement that a British Museum storage facility will be built to store items like historic artefacts. Read our news story.

Sugar and health: A feature by Men’s Health provides some little-known facts on sugar, including that many of us don’t realise how much we’re eating, according to Reading research (Food and Nutritional Sciences). Read our news story

Backing British farming: The University of Reading’s pledge to support the NFU’s Back British Farming campaign, which led to a celebration last Thursday featuring a red tractor on campus, was reported on BBC Radio Berkshire (39 mins 50 secs). Agriculture student was interviewed about how he got the motion to support the campaign voted through by the students’ union.

Benefits of dairy: The Irish Sun ran a story on Reading research (Food and Nutritional Sciences) that shows dairy products can help reduce the risk of heart problems. A long list of global news sites followed this coverage with stories of their own, including, MSN Health, Austrian website Wienerin, Italian site Diari del Web and Asian Age in India. Read our news story

Winter weather: A Discover Magazine blog quotes Reading’s Professor Ted Shepherd (Meteorology) on the factors that can affect how cold our winters get, now and in the future.

Other coverage


  • German website Damals reports on the Reading (Archaeology) discovery that suggests a temple in Roman Silchester may have been built by Emperor Nero. Read our news story
  • The University’s national Green Gown Award for sustainability achievements was reported by The Breeze FM. Read our news story here
  • A blog published on the London School of Economics Brexit web page, co-authored by Dr Ruvi Ziegler (School of Law), asserts that EU and UK citizens have been used as “bargaining chips” in the Brexit negotiations
  • Various German news websites, such as in Germany, run stories on Reading research (Psychology) showing cocoa can boost memory
  • Dr Tom Long (until recently in Reading’s School of Politics and International Relations) is quoted in a Colombian Post news piece on the historic peace deal between the Colombian government and FARC rebels
  • The Star in Malaysia reports on a memorandum of understanding signed between the University of Reading, UoR Malaysia and Inceif to provide Islamic finance opportunities for students and academics.
  • Civilized reports on Reading research suggesting cooking fats could help reduce climate change. Read our news story
  • BBC Radio Berkshire’s regular ‘Peach Quest’ feature mentioned a petting zoo being held at the Museum of English Rural Life in one of its clues



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