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Reading in the News - Tues 23 July – University of Reading

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Reading in the News - Tues 23 July

Release Date 23 July 2019

Reading in the news


Name the Llama: Various news outlets including The Evening Standard, BBC News (and online), BBC South, BBC Radio Berkshire, The Reading Chronicle and Heart Radio Berkshire report on the University’s campaign to name the new baby llama, or cria, which has been born on one of the University’s farms. A total of 674 votes were cast in our Twitter poll, with the winner being announced this morning by Professor Gary Stephens (Pharmacy) as Jeremy with 69% of the votes. Read our original story here.

Climate Stripes: Professor Ed Hawkins’ climate stripes graphic is the subject of a column in The Times

New PM: BBC News ran a piece on the Conservative leader election, speaking to students and graduates from the University, including the new RUSU President, Molly Cleaver.


Moon Landing: Radio 5 Live spoke to Professor Mathew Owens (Met) about the weather conditions which affected the return of the Apollo 11 spacecraft after its crew walked on the moon for the first time 50 years ago.



  • The NY Times Post and The Mirror have an article on how working a four-day week drastically improved one woman’s life, mentioning a report by the Henley Business School on the benefits of adopting a shorter working week.
  • reports on the announcement of art graduate Amy Richardson being chosen as a selected artist for the Platform Graduate Award 2019.
  • Dr James Hanks (Agriculture) is mentioned in an article by British Dairying on factors affecting the longevity and income of cows.
  • Professor Richard Tiffin is mentioned in an article by British Farmer and Grower about a group of students visiting the UK from Bonn University in Germany.



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