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Margaret of Anjou, the Solicitor General, and an award winning vegan yoghurt snack: Reading in the news - 24 May

Release Date 24 May 2018

Marriage of Margaret of Anjou and Henry VI

Margaret of Anjou: Dr Joanna Laynesmith (History) spoke to BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time about the remarkable history of Margaret of Anjou, who took control of the country in the 15th Century while husband Henry VI was incapable.

Deutsche Bank: Professor Brian Scott-Quinn, Director of Banking Programmes at Henley Business School, is quoted by the Express in its report that 7,000 jobs will be cut by the German finance giant.

Zimbabwe and the Death Penalty: Further coverage in Zimbabwe of the launch of research by Dr Mai Sato (Law) looking at public attitudes towards the death penalty in the country. Newsday, Brinkwire, MSN Africa, and Daily News (attached) report. Read more about the report here.

Other coverage

  • report on a visit by the Solicitor General to the University of Reading Law Society.
  • Further coverage of research conducted by a team including Dr Patrick Lewis (Pharmacy) have found a link between Parkinson’s disease and tuberculosis, in Med India.
  • The Colombian Post report on the threat to crop production due to a decline in pollinators such as bees. Prof Simon Potts (Agriculture) is quoted.
  • A team of students from Food and Nutritional Sciences have been shortlisted for a national food product development competition Ecotrophelia, reports Food Manufacture and Ingredients Network. Read our news story here.
  • Further reports on research looking at forests in South America which were planted by indigenous populations, in Science and Technology Research News.
  • Bustle report on seven LGBTQ podcasts worth listening to, including British LGBTQ History which has featured UoR academics in the past.
  • The benefits of yoghurt are further covered in Body and Soul, including comments by Dr Ditte Hobbs (Food).
  • Daily Mail report on ‘proven ways’ to fight dementia, and include research on Champagne and phenolics which could improve memory. Read more about the research here.
Image credit: Wellcome Images, The marriage of Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou. Accessed at: CC BY 4.0.



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