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Reading in the news - Mon 9 Sep – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Mon 9 Sep

Release Date 09 September 2019

Reading in the news

Four-day week: Henley Business School research showing the benefits of a four-day week is mentioned in a BBC Indonesia article on how changing work patterns could help the environment and in a Yahoo News piece. Read Henley’s news story here.

Foot and mouth vaccine: A new foot and mouth vaccine, developed using University of Reading expertise and recently granted a licence, is reported in The Scottish Farmer, Irish Examiner, South West Farmer and Darlington and Stockton Times. Read our news story here.

Scottish clans: The Scotsman reports on an archaeological excavation that shed light on the history of Dunyvaig Castle in Islay. Read our news story.

Royal eco-endorsements: CBC quotes Professor Mike Goodman (Geography) in a piece on Prince Harry calling for tourism to be more sustainable, despite flying in a private plane as a royal.

Other coverage


  • Cosmopolitan magazine mentions Henley Business School’s research on side hustling in an article on the health risks associated with juggling too many ventures.
  • BBC Radio Berkshire interviewed Sir John Madejski for its Reading FC podcast, including the legacy he has left at the University as former chancellor.
  • The Catholic Herald reports on the recent Reading archaeological dig in Lyminge, Kent, at an Anglo-Saxon abbey. Read our news story.
  • The Conversation publishes an article by Professor Gavin Parker (Built Environment) on why communities don’t have more of a say in planning decisions in their neighbourhoods. This is picked up by Yahoo News.
  • Hindustan Times quotes Reading PhD student Akshay Deoras (Meteorology) on the Indian monsoon rainfall.
  • The Sussex Express mentions the Victorian mouse trap that was found to have caught a mouse inside a display cabinet at the Museum of English Rural Life in an article on 19th century pest control.
  • Get Reading reports on the upcoming Reading Thames Festival line-up, including a live art installation focusing on climate change and people’s actions.



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