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Reading in the News - 18 July

Release Date 18 July 2019

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Snow cannons to save the Antarctic?: Dr Robin Smith (Met) is quoted in Mailonline, Independent, Express, and Yahoo! News about a third party publication of research suggesting that using snow cannons to freeze water around the West Antarctic ice sheet to protect against catastrophic sea level rise. 

Racist President: Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics and IR) argues in iNews that US President Donald Trump’s recent racist tweets are a campaign tactic rather than off-the-cuff remarks.

Double-0 VC: Financial Times (£) reports on the release of previously confidential files from the National Archive that suggest former UoR Vice-Chancellor John Wolfenden had been acting as a liaison between University heads and a Govt committee worried about radical student behaviour in the late 60s.


Other coverage


  • People Management report on a potential bill to make flexible working standard across businesses, and mentions a recent Henley Business School report on a four-day week.
  • The start of an archaeological dig at Lyminge Parish Church in Kent is reported in Kent Online and Kent Live News.
  • BBC Berkshire spoke to Dr Louise Johnson (Biological Sciences) about a new student award named after former student Tina Negus whose discovery of a fossil was not acknowledged for 50 years. Read our news story here.



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