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Reading in the news - Mon 15 Apr – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Mon 15 Apr

Release Date 15 April 2019

Reading in the news


Space twins: Sky News interviewed Professor Chris Scott (Meteorology) about the physical effects being in space has on astronauts.

Botany beer: Dr Jonathan Mitchley (Biological Sciences) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about the special beer brewed by Reading scientists to celebrate 50 years of botany research at the University. Read our news story.

Dairy farming: Farmer’s Weekly reports on the latest results of a Reading project looking to increase the milk yields of cows, with Dr James Hanks (SAPD) quoted.

TV taboos: Dr Faye Woods (FFT) is interviewed by Grazia about why there are so few scenes in TV shows featuring female masturbation, following one that aired in the latest BBC series of Fleabag.

Other coverage


  • An article in the Independent on alternative remedies turned to by cancer patients mentions a Reading study that showed a third of terminal cancer patients in Oxfordshire had used herbal supplements alongside their medication.
  • The Cambridge Network reports on the NERC funding for a project led by Hilary Geoghegan (GES) aimed at involving the public in environmental research. Read our news story.
  • Get Reading reports on the fundraising campaign to move and enhance the public display of Norman the Elephant – the Cole Museum’s skeleton display.
  • The School of Law’s series of events to celebrate 100 years of women in the law profession is reported by the Reading Chronicle.
  • Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean and Director of Henley Business School Africa, writes for IT News Africa on the fourth industrial revolution and the opportunities it hold for Africa.
  • The Star Malaysia quotes Dr Adrian Willoughby (Psychology at UoRM) about the benefits of studying abroad.
  • The Guardian reports on University of Essex’s plans to recruit 150 new members of staff while other universities, including Reading, have announced redundancies.
  • The MERL is listed in a round up of top attractions to visit over the Easter break by Get Reading.



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