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GCSE stress, Bitcoin futures and why cheese is good for you – Reading in the news Thurs 14 Dec – University of Reading

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GCSE stress, Bitcoin futures and why cheese is good for you – Reading in the news Thurs 14 Dec

Release Date 14 December 2017


GSCE stress: Secondary students can suffer from spending an extra year drilling for GCSE exams, says Dr Richard Harris (Institute of Education) in a blog for The Conversation. Dr Harris' research into teaching of the Key Stage 3 curriculum is also mentioned in an article on TES.

Bitcoin futures: Dr Nafis Alam (Henley Business School) has written a blog for The Conversation on the launch of Bitcoin futures and the impact this could have on the value of Bitcoin.

Eating cheese is good for you: Glamour Magazine has a story on the Reading study led by Prof Ian Givens (Food) which found that eating cheese can reduce the risk of fatal heart attacks and stroke. 

Risk-taking may reduce childhood anxiety: A new study, which Reading has been involved in, has found that parents who actively encourage children towards safe risk-taking are significantly reducing the likelihood that their kids will develop childhood anxiety disorders. The study is featured on MedicalXpress.

Graduate gran: Further coverage on BBC Berkshire Online and Brexit News of Dr Anne Latto who picked up a PhD from the FTT department during last week's graduation ceremonies. Dr Latto, 85, collected her fifth degree from the University of Reading. Read our news story.

Future wind power capacity: A new paper in Nature Geoscience suggests a warmer climate will reduce wind in the northern hemisphere including in the UK - Dr David Brayshaw (Met) is quoted in 10thousandcouples saying that we need to be cautious about over-interpreting the results of any single climate model or study.

European CEO Conference: Prof. Roger Flanagan (SCME) attended the European CEO Conference and was interviewed by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering, which featured the interview on its YouTube page.

Other coverage:

  • An article on Agrimetrics in Cambridge Network mentions Reading.
  • The British Museum website features a blog on Reading's partnership with the British Museum to build a storage facility on university-owned land. Read our news story
  • Prof Keith Morrison (Met) is interviewed by BBC Hereford and Worcester on the subject of igloos.
  • A Canadian Reading student - Lee Yuen-Rapati - has been awarded a prize for musical excellence in his home country - The Chronicle Herald reports.
  • An article on on the subject of reducing online checkout abandonment refers to research from Reading which suggested that 23% of people have ducked out of the payment process because they didn't trust the website security.



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