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Elephants, Spads and more on the absolute unit winning the internet: Reading in the News - 11 April

Release Date 11 April 2018

The Alps


Trending ram: Following the tweet by the Museum of English Rural Life with a picture of a robust ram which was been shared more than 15,000 times, BBC Three spoke to Adam Koszary who is responsible for the MERL’s social media platforms, and Mashable and AV club also reported on the social media ‘storm’. Read more about the ‘absolute unit’ here.

Effectiveness of the Civil Service: Research by Professor Andrew Kakabadse (Henley) to review the effectiveness of the civil service is reported in Civil Service World. Prof Kakabadse is quoted.


Hannibal crossing the Alps: Live Science reports on a PBS documentary Secrets of the Dead: Hannibal in the Alps which included commentary from former Classics Lecturer Dr Eve MacDonald.



Other coverage:


  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler (Law) was involved in academic pressure to block the deporting of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers from Israel. JTA and other outlets reports on the pressure, and Dr Ziegler explained what happened for The Conversation.
  • An article on urban heat notes research conducted by Vincenzo Costanzo (Built Environment), in Green Building Advisor.
  • Hollywood Life quote Professor Gary Stephens (Pharmacy) in an article about Yulia Skripal.
  • Climate models have shown what the earth would be like if it spun the other way, reports Earth and Space Science News. Dr Robin Smith (Met) is quoted.
  • HR Magazine report on recent collapses in the retail and restaurant sectors, and quotes Dr Liz Houldsworth (Henley).
  • A report by Professor Hazim Awbi (Built Environment) is mentioned in a Newsdog article on air pollution in the home.






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