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Reading in the News - 4 July

Release Date 04 July 2019

Reading in the news


Four day week: iNews, Independent, The Sun, The Metro, Press Association and Yahoo! cover a new report, ‘Four better or four worse’ by Henley Business School academics suggesting that a four-day week could save UK businesses £104bn a year through increased productivity and health.

Heatwave: An article for the Conversation by Prof Hannah Cloke (GES and Met) has been published on the record-breaking hot June. In addition, a Guardian article on the topic quoting Prof Cloke is reposted by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Saturated Fat: New research co-authored by Prof Ian Givens (IFNH) on consumption of saturated fat and WHO guidelines is reported in the Daily Mail (although Prof Givens not quoted). Read about the new research on our news site.

Other coverage


  • The Archaeology public open day at Silchester is reported in and The Breeze FM.
  • Caterlyst report from the Catey awards for the food service industry, where Head of Catering Matt White picked up the Public Sector Caterer Award.
  • BBC Berkshire covered news that local homelessness charity Launchpad are fundraising to redevelop their centre. The interview mentions that Launchpad was set up 40 years ago by UoR students.





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