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Reading in the News: 13 May – University of Reading

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Reading in the News: 13 May

Release Date 13 May 2019

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Prof Suzanne Graham (IoE) is quoted in an article for the Guardian on the ‘threat’ of declining language learning. Prof Graham’s research is also mentioned in a Q&A in the same article, which also appears in the print edition. 

Scholarship: The Henley Business School has partnered with the Sunday Times (£) to offer a competition to win a scholarship on their MA in Leadership, and profiles last year’s winner.

The last Roman?: The Mirror report on the discovery of archaeological ‘secrets’ at the Hagia Sophia relating to Emperor Justinian. Prof Ken Dark is quoted.


  • The Conversation host an article by Dr Hannah Bloomfield (Met) on ‘what makes the wind?’
  • The decision to reject an appeal relating to the planning application for developing St Patricks Hall is covered in the Reading Chronicle, BBC South and BBC Berkshire.
  • Professor Rajneesh Narula from Henley Business School spoke to TRT World about the US raising tariffs on Chinese goods.
  • BBC Radio 4 spoke to Prof Brad Hooker (Philosophy) about former student Penny Mordaunt MP who became the first female UK Defence Secretary last month.
  • Emeritus Professor Brian Scott-Quinn (Henley Business School) spoke to BBC R5 Live and local BBC radio about troubles at Metro Bank.
  • Nature publishes a letter by Dr Hong Yang (GES) on what could prevent future chemical explosions in factories following a major blast in China.
  • PhD candidate Liz Barnes (History) spoke to BBC Berkshire about her forthcoming Fairbrother Lecture titled ‘Women’s Voices: From Slavery to the #MeToo movement’.
  • Further coverage of a Conversation article about the use of nuclear weapons in space to destroy asteroids from Prof James Green (Law), in The Next Web.
  • GetReading report on a planning application for new homes in Shinfield which has been delayed.
  • A campaign focused on the riverside area of the Thames are hosting a consultation on plans to improve pathways, reports Reading Chronicle. The article notes that UoR owns land in the area.


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