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Reading in the news - Weds 15 May – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Weds 15 May

Release Date 15 May 2019

Reading in the news


BBC Radio Berkshire about William Marshall, the so-called Greatest Knight who Ever Lived, who died at Caversham Park 800 years ago.

Chelsea Flower Show: PhD student Thomas Jones (Biological Science) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about the University’s stand at the prestigious horticultural show, talking about invasive plants.

Gut health: Professor Glenn Gibson (Food & Nutrition) is mentioned in an article by The British Journal of Midwifery about a recent CPD meeting of midwives and health visitors at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, talking about the benefits of probiotic products on gut health in infants.

Autism study: The Daily Mail has run an article on a study by the University on the effects prebiotics have on children with autism, quoting PhD researcher Dr Roberta Grimaldi (Food & Nutrition) who led the study.

Summer heatwaves: Professor Ted Shepherd (Met) is quoted in an article by Physics World about the links between early summer heatwaves and stalled Rossby waves in the jet stream.

Flavour makers: The University is mentioned in an article by iNews on flavour makers, and a training course the University offers for graduates working within the food and drink industry.

Other news


  • Nutra Ingredients has an article on the Berry Health Benefits Symposium, where Dr Daniel Lamport (Psychology) gave a talk on the effects of wild blueberries on cognition in 7 to 10-year-olds.
  • The Reading Chronicle has an article on plans to revitalise the riverside in Reading, mentioned that the University is one of the affected landowners.



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