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Smell the roses; deadly lead, and face the fear and do it anyway: Reading in the News - 19 Mar – University of Reading

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Smell the roses; deadly lead, and face the fear and do it anyway: Reading in the News - 19 Mar

Release Date 19 March 2018



Smell the roses: Comments by Dr Robbie Girling (APD) are included in an article for the Daily Mail looking at the effect of pollution on plant scents. The article notes that Girling is currently working on a research project looking at diesel emissions, and how emissions may be a factor in the decline of bees and other pollinators. Also covered in Cetus News and Eveyo.

Deadly lead: An opinion piece for the Observer on the toxic effects of lead recognises the role of former UoR chemist Professor Derek Bryce-Smith who campaigned against leaded petrol in the early 1970s.

Face the fear and do it anyway?: Professor Shirley Reynolds (PCLS) is quoted in a Metro article about exposure therapy for people with PTSD and OCD.

Other coverage


  • Dairy Industries International report on the CEDAR farm being recognised as a Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) innovation centre. Read our news story here.
  • PhD candidate Mo Al-Mosaiwi’s article for The Conversation on absolutist language and depression has been reproduced for Indy100.
  • Seattle Times reports on a study about animals counting, which includes comments by Prof Mark Pagel (SBS).
  • BBC Berkshire (approx. 1hr 24 mins in) spoke to the Revd Mark Laynesmith (Chaplaincy) about Stephen Hawking and how faith communities might approach his work.
  • Further reporting of comments by Prof Gary Stephens (Pharmacy) on the use of Novichok in Salisbury, in DNA India.
  • An article for China-India Dialogue reposts a blog written by PhD candidate Jamie Mulholland on reforms to China’s national legislature.
  • Computer Weekly have a feature on ‘hyper-convergent infrastructure’, and includes a section about HCI at the University of Reading including quotes from Academic Computing Team Manager Ryan Kennedy.
  • The Star Malaysia report on a presentation at a recent Education Fair by UoRM Marketing Director Madeleine Tan about the affordability of courses at the Iskandar campus.
  • An article on gaining Qualified Teacher Status with Educators Abroad notes that the University of Reading is a partner for gaining the qualification, in EdArabia.











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