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Reading in the news - Mon 7 Oct

Release Date 07 October 2019

Reading in the news


Extreme weather: Professor Hannah Cloke (GES and Meteorology) is quoted by Huffington Post and Yahoo News on the record-breaking weather seen in 2019 and how it relates to climate change.

Khashoggi murder: France 24 interviewed Dr Dina Rezk (History) on the anniversary of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and criticism of Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.

Superfoods: The Mail on Sunday quotes Professor Gunter Kuhnle (Food and Nutritional Sciences) on the truth behind superfood claims around blueberries.

Head lice treatment: The Sun quotes Dr Alejandra Perotti (Biological Sciences) from her article for The Conversation on treating head lice. Read the original article in full here.

Academic freedom: The Sunday Times quotes Professor Rosa Freedman (School of Law) on academic freedom and feeling safe on campus.

Other coverage


  • Brazilian TV channel RPC TV - Globo interviewed PhD student Oliver Wilson (GES) about the threat of extinction to the country’s distinctive Araucaria tree due to climate change. Read his article on The Conversation.
  • TICbeat republishes an article for The Conversation by Anupam Nanda (REP) on effective urban planning. Read the full article here.
  • Forrester quotes Lisanne Bainbridge (Psychology), who worked at the University in 1983, on the dangers associated with developing robots to carry out tasks for humans.



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