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Reading in the news - Tues 12 Mar

Release Date 12 March 2019

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Brexit vote: Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics) appeared on BBC 5 Live to talk about Prime Minister Theresa May’s upcoming meaningful vote on Brexit.

Teaching support: Free teaching assistant courses designed by Professor Helen Bilton (Education) was featured on The Breeze.

Ditching dairy: Professor Ian Givens (Animal Dairy & Food Chain Sciences) is quoted in an article by Delicious Magazine on the pros and cons of including dairy in your diet.

MBA paused: The Financial Times has an article on the cancellation of the Henley Business School’s full-time MBA course for 2019/20 following a fall in applications.

Bumpy ride: A research paper by Professor Paul Williams (National Centre for Atmospheric Science) was quoted in an article by Travel and Leisure, Reader’s Digest, and New Zealand Herald on why air passengers appear to be experiencing more turbulence.

Schoolchildren and the police: A project by PhD student Meggie Copsey-Blake on building relationships between Thames Valley Police and local schoolchildren was featured on The Breeze. Read our original article here.

Other Coverage


  • A study carried out by the University on the link between chemicals and cancer was featured in an article on cosmetics testing in the Lancashire Evening Post.
  • Jeff Callander (Henley Business School) wrote a piece on managing conflicts within the workplace in The Business Magazine (Thames Valley).
  • Professor Robert Brugge (Meteorology) was mentioned in an article on Storm Gareth by GetReading.
  • The Imagine If… enterprise competition and winner has been covered by the Henley Standard.
  • Dr Nafis Alam (Henley Business School) is quoted in an RT article on the future of physical money and cashless payments.
  • Discover Wildlife has run an article ona study by Dr Emma Gardner (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) in collaboration with Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK (ARG UK) on the decline of adder populations in the UK.
  • Newsweek has an article on a huge solar storm which hit Earth 2,600 years ago, with a quote from Professor Mathew Owens (Meteorology).



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