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April sun, shrinking mammals and reducing paper cup waste on campus: Reading in the News - 20 April – University of Reading

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April sun, shrinking mammals and reducing paper cup waste on campus: Reading in the News - 20 April

Release Date 20 April 2018

Sun shining through clouds


Hottest April on record: Reading Chronicle, GetReading, Maidenhead Advertiser, BBC South (approx. 24 mins in) and BBC Berkshire (approx. 2hr 5 mins in) report on the record breaking hot April weather recorded at the Whiteknights Campus weatherstation. Read our news story here.

Reducing disposable cup waste: A scheme to reduce the amount of paper cup waste on campus by charging 20p for a disposable cup has been covered by the Reading Chronicle, BBC Radio Berkshire (approx. 33 mins in), The Breeze FM and Heart Berkshire. Read our news story here.

Shrinking mammals: Newsweek report on new research suggesting that humans have had a significant effect on the size of other mammals. Dr Manuela Gonzalez-Suarez (SBS), who was not involved in the study, is quoted in the news story.

Other coverage:


  • An interview for BBC Radio Sussex (approx. 1hr 13 in) mentions work conducted at UoR on ash dieback and the use of ‘biochar’ to potentially protect trees against the disease.
  • Further coverage of new research suggesting that the gulf stream is getting weaker is covered in Science and Technology Research News, and Science Trends.
  • Ardi Kolah (Henley Business School) is quoted in an article about a data breach at fitness app firm Myfitnesspal, for Fresh Business Thinking.
  • The Windsor Express report on UoR environmental sciences graduate Christine Ashworth who is suffering with bowel cancer. Ashworth took time away from her studies to get treatment before returning to pass with a first class degree.



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