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Furry thieves, meat-free Mondays, and top lollies: Reading in the News - 10 May – University of Reading

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Furry thieves, meat-free Mondays, and top lollies: Reading in the News - 10 May

Release Date 10 May 2018

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Thieving squirrels: The Guardian, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Sky News, BBC Radio 2 (approx. 35 mins in) and others have covered new research that grey squirrels are costing the UK economy millions, by stealing food set out for birds. Professor Mark Fellowes (SBS), who carried out the research is quoted. Read our news story here.

Reducing climate change emissions from food: Further coverage in GetReading and That’s Thames Valley TV on new research from the University of Reading about ways to combat food-related climate emissions. Dr Eugene Mohareb (SBE) is quoted. Read our news story here.

Samuel Beckett: Lit Hub reports on the Bay Area Book Festival held in Berkeley, California. Eimear McBride, the inaugural creative fellow at the Samuel Beckett Research Centre, spoke about Beckett-inspired original material. Read more about her work here.

Other news:


  • Further coverage in the Daily Star of former UoR lecturer David Goodall who has travelled to Switzerland to end his life through assisted suicide. The article quotes Dr Markus Renner, a visiting professor at Henley Business School.
  • Creativebloq feature a guide of degree shows for arts and creative courses – and mention the UoR Art Degree show taking place in May.
  • An article originally published in The Conversation on five ways AI will change the way universities run in the future is republished in Big Think.
  • Women’s Health notes UoR research on the cognitive effect of berries, in a run-down of ice lolly recipes.
  • Sculptures by Eric Stanford being displayed in the Ure Museum at the University of Reading are covered by That’s Thames Valley TV.
  • A new book co-written by comic book expert Tim Pilcher, who has lectured in the medium at the University of Reading, is up for an award, reports First Comic News.
  • Cambridge Independent report on the appointment of Terry Pizzie, a UoR Biochemistry graduate, to gene-editing firm Horizon Discovery.



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