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Reading in the news - Tues 30 Apr – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Tues 30 Apr

Release Date 30 April 2019

Reading in the news


Soil health: Further coverage of Dr Joanna Clarke’s (GES) work to investigate soil health and carbon levels, and some possible solutions proposed by scientists and farmers was picked up throughout the day by various BBC stations, including BBC Radio Orkney, BBC Radio Highlands, BBC Radio Scotland and Radio 5 Live, and BBC Online.

Temperatures on the up: The MailOnline has run an article on rising temperatures in UK cities, with a focus on the study carried out by Ed Hawkins (Met) to digitize historic weather records.

Parkinson’s risks: Dr Patrick Lewis (Pharmacy)’s piece written for The Conversation on unusual warning signs of Parkinson’s disease has been picked up by Newsweek

Women’s Prize for Fiction: The shortlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction awards, of which Professor Kate Williams (History) is a judge, was picked up by The Society of Authors, The Evening Standard, Vogue UK and You Magazine.

Surviving Brexit: Dr Ben Laker (Henley Business School) and Rita Trehan have written a piece for Financial Director on how to lead in uncertain times.

Other Coverage


  • Cleaning Matters has an article on a study carried out by the University into rodenticide-resistant rats, and a free test carried out by the University which people can use to determine whether their rats are resistant.
  • FoodNavigator mentions Professor Ian Rowland’s (Hugh Sinclair Human Nutrition) involvement in a study into the impact of low or no calorie sweeteners on gut microbiota, in an article on the fight against the obesity epidemic.
  • has a piece on the finalists of the 2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards. Jon Foster-Pedley (Henley Business School) sat on the adjudicating panel
  • A letter from a Reading student, about suffering with cerebral palsy and her efforts to raise money to volunteer helping disabled children abroad, has been printed by Hampshire Life.



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