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Reading in the news - Mon 22 Jul – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Mon 22 Jul

Release Date 22 July 2019

Reading in the news


Lion King remake: The Telegraph quotes Professor Peter Miskell (Henley Business School) on why people no longer seem to be seeking out new films at the cinema.

Britain’s Conservatives: Al Jazeera quotes Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics & International Relations) on how the UK’s next Prime Minister will be chosen.

Illustration exhibition: Art Daily reports on a new exhibition at House of Illustration in London, the first to be solely dedicated to children’s illustrator Marie Neurath. Read our news story.

Apollo 11 anniversary: BBC 5 Live interviewed Professor Mathew Owens (Meteorology) about the weather dangers that threatened to scupper the Apollo 11 moon landing mission as it returned to Earth.

Baby llama: BBC South and BBC Radio Berkshire report on a poll to name the University’s new baby llama either Boris or Jeremy. Read our news story on the crucial role the University’s llamas play in lifesaving research.

Graduation success: The Reading Chronicle report the story of a Politics & International Relations student who had to take time out of her studies for a liver transplant before graduating last year. BBC Radio Berkshire also spoke to a mother of a Reading student who took his own life in 2016, in whose honour a new award was presented at last week’s graduation, about the support she received from the University.

Other coverage


  • Dr James Reade (Economics) spoke to Share Radio about the Chinese Super League and why its football clubs are able to attract star players from Europe.
  • Get Reading reports on billboards relating to the latest Reading International art project that have been installed in Reading town centre.
  • Get Reading reports that the University of Reading has received a ninth Green Flag Award for the Whiteknights campus.
  • Hawkinge Gazette reports on an Anglo-Saxon archaeological project in Lyminge, Kent.
  • Long Room reports on a new form of lactose discovered by Reading scientists. Read our news story.
  • Long Room also reports on research into human-elephant conflict in Africa. Read our news story.
  • publishes a guest blog by PhD student Imogen Allen (Food & Nutritional Sciences) on how 3D food printing could be useful for space travel.
  • The International Rice Research Institute reports on the Seed Quality Management Workshop in June, where Professor Richard Ellis spoke on seed science.
  • Uncova and Global Diaspora News mention a Reading study revealing the benefits of pure orange juice to the brain. Read our news story.
  • Coin Telegraph quotes John Keogh (Henley Business School) on how the food industry makes use of Blockchain technology.



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