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Big cats in Berkshire, the economics of football and our British Museum partnership – Reading in the news Weds 13 June – University of Reading

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Big cats in Berkshire, the economics of football and our British Museum partnership – Reading in the news Weds 13 June

Release Date 13 June 2018


British Museum partnership: The deputy director for the British Museum, Jonathan Willliams, was on BBC Radio Berkshire (approx. 1 hour 12 mins in) last week explaining the partnership between the Museum and the University to create a research collection storage facility in Shinfield. Jonathan was also discussing that public consultation event that took place at the Thames Valley Science Park this week to give local residents the opportunity to see the proposed plans. Read our news story here.

Big cats in Berkshire: Dr Tara Pirie (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire (approx. 15 mins in) about big cat sightings in the Berkshire area and the likelihood of there being a puma roaming around Reading. 

Law conversion courses: BBC Radio 4 (approx. 19 mins in) spoke to a Reading student about post-graduate law courses and the competitive job landscape for young people trying to gain employment in the legal sector.

The economics of football: Dr James Reade (Economics) was interviewed on BBC Radio Berkshire (approx. 1 hour 52 mins in) discussing the series of free lectures taking place at the University this week, which will be looking at the huge impact of money on football, as well as how much impact a coach can have on the result of a game. Read our news story here.

Same-sex married couples: Further coverage following a judgement by the European Court of Justice in the Coman case, which has granted homosexual spouses the same rights of free movement in the EU as heterosexual couples in countries that don't recognise same-sex marriage. Dr Alina Tryfonidou (Law), who has written for the Conversation, spoke to World Radio.

Other coverage:

  • Dr Gunter Kuhnle (Food) featured on London Live on a programme called The Truth about Meat (repeat) - he explained about why nitrites are used in foods but also why they increase the risk for cancer.
  • Technology publication Diginomica features a story on the University's use of a new IT storage system, Nutanix.
  • Polish website Reseller News looks at people who shop online and references a study conducted by the University of Reading, in conjunction with online payment company, Klarna. The article is reproduced for several other Polish sites.
  • An article for looking at methane as a greenhouse gas mentions research Reading has been involved in, which found that methane in the New Zealand livestock context is a "flow" pollutant, i.e. as fast as it goes into the atmosphere a similar amount is coming out.
  • HealthWay features an article on the use of aluminium in deodorants and whether this can be linked to breast cancer. The article looks at the 2005 study by Professor Emeritus Phillippa Dabre (Biological Sciences), which suggested a link between the two.
  • The Type Directors Club has presented the TDC Medal to UK typographer and Professor at the University of Reading Fiona Ross (Typography). reports.




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