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Managing waste and raising aspirations in Whitley – Reading in the news Weds 30 May

Release Date 30 May 2018

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Slurry spill in Ireland: BBC Radio 4's Farming Today (approx. 10 mins in) interviewed Dr Partha Ray (Animal Dairy & Food Chain Sciences) on the latest slurry spill in Ireland and how more needs to be done to manage pollution caused by accidents in waste management. The interview was also played out on BBC Cornwall and BBC Devon. 

Raising aspirations in Whitley: Prof Carol Fuller (Institute of Education), originally from the Whitley area in Reading, has been running a scheme for the last few years that is designed to raise the aspirations of mothers living in Whitley. She spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire (approx. 1 hour 15 mins in) about how the programme works and its success to date.

Climate change language: German website UmweltDialog reports on a study by Dr Sylvia Jaworska (English Language and Applies Linguistics) of language used by oil companies in their communication about their environmental responsibilities. The research suggests the oil industry is avoiding taking action by distancing itself from climate change while suggesting through its language that it is engaging with the issue. This followed an article written for The Conversation by Dr Jaworska.


Other coverage:

  • features a news story on the call for contractors to bid for the construction of the new British Museum storage facility, which is set to be built on University-owned land.
  • Jon Foster-Pedley (Henley Business School South Africa) is quoted within this article for Sawubona on why people should consider doing an MBA.
  • Parkinson's News Today reports on the study which has linked tuberculosis and Parkinson's. Dr Patrick Lewis (Pharmacy) co-authored the study and is quote within the story.
  • A feature piece in Healthista follows the journey of one woman who tried pre-biotics to help with trapped wind problems. The article references that the Bimuno prebiotic food supplement is the product of ongoing research and development at the University of Reading's Food Microbial Sciences Unit.



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