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New form of cancer therapy coming to Reading; plus cars and death stars: Reading in the News - 13 August

Release Date 13 August 2018

Coronal Mass Ejection

Car thermometers: An article in the Guardian considers whether car thermometers could be used to help with weather forecasting, mentioning a trial conducted by UoR on thermometer readings.

Death Star: BBC Four’s The Sky at Night spoke to Prof Chris Scott (Met) about a type of solar flare called a coronal mass ejection, and how one could be disastrous for modern society.

Cancer therapy: A proton beam cancer therapy machine has been installed in a cancer centre at the Thames Valley Science Park, reports GetReading and the Reading Chronicle. Prof Richard Ellis (Agriculture) is quoted.


Other coverage

  • Plans by UoR to appeal the planning decision on redeveloping St Patricks Hall is covered in the Reading Chronicle.
  • Daily Mail reports on a story about a fox attacking a 3 year old girl in her home. The article has a side box noting that a joint study including UoR on the number of urban foxes.
  • Prof Ed Hawkins’ (Met) climate stripes has been chosen by Neue Energie as their image of the month and was reproduced in the magazine.
  • Observer report that UoR graduate Michael Murray, son-in-law of Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley, will be involved in the takeover of House of Fraser. Yahoo Finance and MSN also carry the story.
  • A Malaysian educational fair is covered by The Star Malaysia, and carries a quote from UoRM Marketing Manager Madeleine Tan.







Image credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 2012, Magnificent CME Erupts on the Sun. Accessed on 13 August 2018 at CC BY 2.0

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