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University Challenge record-breakers - Reading in the news Mon 8 Jan – University of Reading

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University Challenge record-breakers - Reading in the news Mon 8 Jan

Release Date 08 January 2018

Jeremy Paxman looks on as the Reading team react to their final score

Here is today's media report.


University Challenge appearance: The University of Reading’s team of alumni were beaten by the University of Oxford’s Keble College in the final of the Christmas series on BBC Two on Friday evening. The 240-0 score makes headlines in the Daily Mail, Oxford Mail, College and University and Express Digest in the US. Three members of the team were interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live (approx 1 hr 42 mins), while LBC News and Talk Radio mentioned the story over the weekend.

New Year Honours: University Business runs a story on Professor Rajneesh Narula (Henley Business School) being awarded an Honorary OBE in the New Year Honours 2018. Read Henley Business School’s story here, and find out which University of Reading professor was made an MBE here.

Imperial War Museum appointment: reports that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has appointed Desmond Bowen, Visiting Professor at the University of Reading (Politics & International Relations), as one of two new trustees at the Imperial War Museum.

Cardiovascular study: Reading Chronicle reports on a call by the University of Reading (Biological Sciences/Food and Nutritional Sciences) for volunteers to take part in a new heart disease study that looks at the relationship between blood platelet response and the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Read our news story.

Other coverage

  • Dr Manabu Sakamoto (Biological Sciences) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire (1 hr 18 mins 50 secs) on its Mark My Words segment about his passion for palaeontology and why he is glad he ignored those who told him he was wasting his time studying it
  • Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics & International Relations) gave his thoughts to BBC Radio Berkshire (1 hr 2 mins 15 secs) ahead of the UK government Cabinet reshuffle
  • reports that scientists, including some from the University of Reading, have collaborated to investigate what causes extreme rainfall events
  • Indian Express runs a feature on a new international project by filmmaker and Reading graduate Sudha Padmaja Francis
  • Yahoo reports that the University of Reading Malaysia will offer free business skills workshops at its EduCity campus
  • The Star also runs a feature about Iskandar Malaysia, where the University of Reading Malaysia is one of several overseas campuses opened by worldwide institutions

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