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Reading in the news - Fri 11 Oct – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Fri 11 Oct

Release Date 11 October 2019

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Snack on the go: Prof Ian Givens (IFHN) is quoted in the Telegraph about how banning snacking on public transport may have contributed to obesity in the UK.

Stirling prize: Dezeen have published a comment piece by PhD researcher and noted architect Piers Taylor about the awarding of the Stirling Prize for an environmentally friendly social housing scheme.

Japanese Typhoon: Visiting professor of Meteorology and CEO of the Royal Met Society Liz Bentley spoke to BBC 5 Live about a ‘super typhoon’ due to hit Japan.

Other coverage:


  • report on the dig at Lyminge in Kent, and quotes Dr Gabor Thomas (Archaeology) who led the work.
  • An article about workplace tech and mental health for Verdict notes a UoR report on an “always on” mentality that is linked to smartphones.
  • Cyprus Mail reports on record recruitment of Cypriot students to UoR.
  • An article on Islamic finance and banking notes that UoR provides a degree course in the subject, in Pakistan Observer.
  • Pest Magazine have a feature on rodenticide resistance written by Claire Jones and Montse Talavera (Biological Sciences).







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