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Reading in the News - Weds 22 May

Release Date 22 May 2019

Reading in the news


European electionsDr Daphne Halikiopoulou (Politics & IR) is quoted by the New York Times in an article about the European Parliament elections, and the rise of nationalist and populist parties. Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics & IR) also spoke with BBC Radio Berkshire on the issue.

Exam stress: A study by the University is mentioned in an article by The Daily Telegraph on how to beat exam and revision stress in teenagers.

Absolute Unit: News that Adam Koszary, the outgoing digital lead for the MERL, has been offered a job by Elon Musk at Tesla following their infamous Twitter banter over the ‘absolute unit’ tweet, has been shared by numerous outlets worldwide, including Bloomberg, The Financial Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian.

Chelsea Flower Show: A study by the University, led by Dr Tijana Blanusa (Agri-Environment), on over-watering of plants in warm weather, is mentioned in an article in The I about the Chelsea Flower Show.

Pint of Science: Professor Jon Gibbins (Biomedical Sciences) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire (40 mins in) about his Pint of Science talk on Tuesday evening about the role of blood cells.

Other news


  • Former student and current defence secretary Penny Mordaunt MP is named by The Mirror as one of the potential candidates to succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister.
  • An open garden event held by the Friends of the Harris Garden is covered by The Wokingham Paper.
  • Newbury Today mentions the University in an article about the new University Centre Newbury which has received a funding boost from the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (TVBLEP) Local Growth Fund. The University is a key partner of the project.
  • The Thames Valley Science Park’s recent Thames Valley Property Awards win is covered by The Wokingham Paper.
  • shared an article on the University’s invasive plants stand at the Chelsea Flower Show.



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