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Reading in the news - 5 July

Release Date 05 July 2019

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Trees: Comments by Prof Martin Lukac (Agriculture) on a new study suggesting that trees are “the most effective” solution to cope with current warming of the planet have been picked up by BBC News online, Daily Mail, Agence France Press, Yahoo! News, Breitbart, and others.

Nerve surgery: Telegraph, Mail Online, Yahoo! News, Independent, and CNN report about surgery that has given a paralysed man the ability to write and feed himself again. Dr Mark Dallas (Pharmacy) who was not involved in the study is quoted,

Branch campus: Times Higher Education have run an article by Pro Vice-Chancellor Vincenzo Raimo on international branch campuses.

Other coverage


  • Updated reporting in Daily Mail and Irish Mail print editions on new research co-authored by Prof Ian Givens (IFNH) on consumption of saturated fat and WHO guidelines is reported . Read about the new research on our news site.
  • Professor Karen Jansen (Henley) was interviewed on BBC London (54 mins in) about Henley’s research on the four day working week. Further coverage of the research appeared in the Daily Record, Workplace Insight, Burton Mail. Hull Daily Mail and Ipswich Star.
  • An article for the Conversation by Prof Hannah Cloke (GES and Met) on the record-breaking hot June has been reposted in iNews. In addition, Prof Len Shaffrey (Met) is quoted in an article for The Herald.
  • An article about the positive effect of dog therapy for students mentions a 2017 story about Boris the dog that attended summer graduations, in Save the Student.
  • Dairy Farmer mention a Defra-funded project which saw UoR academics look at changing cows diets to reduce protein, which could reduce the environmental impact of milk production.
  • A Henley Business School-sponsored list of the Thames Valley 250, listing high profile businesses in the region, in The Business Magazine.
  • Star Property Malaysia have an article from former UoR land management student Mary Lau on whether legislation on urban regeneration is necessary in Malaysia.









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