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#ImmodestWomen; human rights; and medicinal cannabis for epilepsy - just what's in it? Reading in the News - 26 June 2018 – University of Reading

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#ImmodestWomen; human rights; and medicinal cannabis for epilepsy - just what's in it? Reading in the News - 26 June 2018

Release Date 26 June 2018

Rosa Freedman at an FCO Select Committee

Human Rights: Professor Rosa Freedman (Law) gave evidence to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Select Committee about the role of the FCO in promoting human rights at the UN. You can watch Professor Freedman speaking to the committee here

Prof Freedman also spoke to Sky News this afternoon about Prince William’s visit to the Middle East.

Immodest Women: Times Higher Education published a blog by Dr Marrisa Joseph from Henley Business School about how completing a PhD entitles the recipient to be called a doctor. This follows the Twitter campaign started by historian Dr Fern Riddell, who was outraged that some newspapers would only use the title ‘doctor’ for medical professionals.

Cannabis Oil: Professor Gary Stephens (Pharmacy) writes for the Conversation about the use of cannabis oil for treating epilepsy. The Times of Malta has reproduced the article.


Other coverage

  • An article examining claims about the health risks of dairy for the Irish Times quotes Professor Ian Givens (IFNH).
  • The Daily Mail report on the results of an Employment Tribunal between the University of Reading and former staff member Dr Jonathan Dronsfield.
  • Gizmodo reports on a research paper co-authored by Prof Giles Harrison about a Saharan dust cloud which caused skies around the UK to go red last October. Read our news story here.
  • An article for Transform Magazine looks at how higher education institutions can market themselves in uncertain times. The article, written by Bell Communications’ head of strategy, notes five ways the company has helped UoR’s brand.
  • The Financial Post reports research by Henley Business School about gender and attitudes towards financial risk.
  • Lawrence Haddad, who studied food science and food economics at UoR, writes on being named one of 2018’s World Food Prize laureates for Gain Health.
  • Brainfactor reproduced an article from the Conversation by Rohan Deb Roy on decolonising science.
  • Politics graduand Jack Gillum has been given an award for his work as a Churchill Fellow – which he researched political engagement with civil society, reports the Hereford Times.
  • Business Inquirer looks at whether small working or living spaces contribute to ‘bad health’, and quotes Dr Chris Foye (Real Estate and Planning).
  • Products by start-up firm Kymira, which was founded by UoR graduate Tim Brownstone in 2013, is featured in an article for In Touch Rugby.
  • The Breeze Radio spoke to Prof Mike Fulford (Archaeology) about the latest excavations taking place at Silchester.



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