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Reading in the news - Tue 2 Apr – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Tue 2 Apr

Release Date 02 April 2019

Reading in the news

Ladybird Books: A new exhibition of Ladybird Book artwork held in the University of Reading’s Special Collections was featured on BBC Radio Berkshire (41 mins 50 secs), who interviewed Clare Plascow, Collections Officer. Read our news story.

Ethnicity pay gap: Social Market Foundation’s latest Ask the Expert seminar was by Dr Simonetta Longhi (Economics) on ethnicity pay gaps in the UK and other countries.

Other coverage

  • The Oxford Times reports that mental health practitioners based in Oxford schools for a trial are being trained at the University of Reading.
  • A programme providing start-up grants to Nigerian entrepreneurs, jointly run by Henley Business School, is reported by Guardian Nigeria.
  • A study co-authored by Professor Julie Hawkins (Biological Sciences) into how medicinal plants can tell us about different cultures is featured on Alpha Galileo and reported by
  • ABC News mentions work by Professor John Dunning at Reading in the 1970s in a piece exploring the history of the zip.
  • Cost Sector Catering announces the winners of the University Caterers Association (TUCO) annual skills competition, including Tonii D’astoldo at the University, who won Best Signature Drink in the Bar Skills Competition.
  • Slipped Disc reports on the death of composer, double bass player and teacher Tony Osborne, a former Reading lecturer.



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