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Reading in the News - Wed 10 Apr – University of Reading

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Reading in the News - Wed 10 Apr

Release Date 10 April 2019

Reading in the news

Record-breaking tiger: Tara Pirie (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) was quoted in an article by National Geographic on the fate of a Sumatran tiger who travelled 186 miles in northern India.

Taxing matters: Professor Peter Scott and Professor James Walker (International Business & Strategy)’s paper entitled ‘The Comfortable, The Rich and the Super-Rich’, which they presented to the Economic History Society’s annual conference last week, is discussed in a piece by The Times.

Civic University: Times Higher Education mentions former Vice Chancellor Sir David Bell in an article on civic universities, and how the University of Sunderland worked alongside key partners within the area to boost the city’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid.

Daily dairy yield: Farmers Weekly reports on a study by the University which details the conditions needed to increase the lifetime daily yield of dairy cows, quoting Dr James Hanks (Agriculture).

Electric bikes: Professor Carien van Reekum’s (Psychology) joint study on the benefits of electric bikes on older people’s mental performance has been featured in The Conversation.

Roman talk: The Newbury Weekly News reports on a talk given by Professor Mike Fulford (Archaeology) at Silchester Village Hall on the excavations at the famous Roman site.

Other Coverage

  • Newbury Weekly News has an article on a ‘rehearsed reading’ of a play called ‘The Brylcreem Boys’ at the Greenham Common Control Tower by students from Park House School, under the direction of Emeritus Professor of drama education Andy Kempe.
  • GetReading mentions the MERL in an article on things to do in Reading on a rainy day.



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