Reading in the news - Tues 16 Apr
Release Date 16 April 2019
Female body hair: Professor Karin Lesnik-Oberstein (English Literature) spoke to BBC Radio 4 about the ‘taboo’ of female body and facial hair.
Earworms: Professor Philip Beaman (Psychology) is mentioned in an article by Spektrum.de on why catchy tunes get stuck in our heads.
Colombian crops: The University’s project to develop heat-tolerant bean varieties for future climate change scenarios is featured in an article by The Scottish Farmer.
Student food innovation: The Institute of Food Science and Technology has announced the finalists of the Ecotrophelia UK student food innovation competition. Three teams from the University have been shortlisted: Keesh, A vegan, gluten-free and reduced fat quiche-like product made of a sweet potato base packed with roasted vegetables in a chickpea flour filling; Favalicious, an orange, pink and green ‘hummus style’ fava bean dip; and Venergy, a vegan alternative to energy sweets for endurance athletes. The story is also covered by Food Manufacture.
- The University’s students’ union is mentioned in an article by Radio Times about criticisms of University Challenge.