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Join the hot yoga debate - Reading in the news Mon 22 Jan – University of Reading

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Join the hot yoga debate - Reading in the news Mon 22 Jan

Release Date 22 January 2018

Is hot yoga any better for us than normal yoga?

Here is Monday’s round-up of media coverage featuring the University of Reading.


Hot yoga benefits: Professor Alister McNeish (Pharmacy) is quoted in a Forbes article discussing whether the heat in hot yoga actually offers additional health benefits.

Ice cream experiment: Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped visited the University (Food and Nutritional Sciences) to see how vegetable fat ice cream tastes, as an alternative to dairy. The programme was repeated on More4 on Friday morning.

Solar activity: Palaeoclimatologist Professor Dominik Fleitmann (Archaeology) appeared on the Paul Hudson Weather Show on BBC Radio Humberside (32mins 15 secs), plus a number of other regional BBC stations, to discuss how the world’s climate has changed over the centuries, and whether a period of low solar activity forecast for later this century will have a cooling effect on the planet.

Robot Wars: A team led by a Cybernetics student appeared on Robot Wars on BBC Two.

Other coverage


  • Art students and staff, along with local schools, are part of a takeover project at the Tate Modern in London. Head of Art Professor John Gibbs spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire (1 hr 2 mins 50 secs) about the highlights. Read our news story.
  • Henley Business School’s Ardi Kolah is quoted in a Techonomy article on the incoming EU General Data Protection Regulation and how it offers a chance to build a system worthy of trust.
  • A resident gave her thoughts to BBC Radio Berkshire on the University’s plans to build new student accommodation on the St Patrick’s Hall site in Reading. Read our news story on the proposed development.
  • A University of Reading student was a contestant on an episode of Jasper Carrott’s Golden Balls on Challenge TV.
  • Former planning officer at Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council Katherine Miles, who mentors students at Henley Business School, has been appointed a director at planning company Pro Vision. Reading Chronicle, Basingstoke Gazette and Romsey Advertiser report.



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