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UoR media coverage - Mon 4 July – University of Reading

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UoR media coverage - Mon 4 July

Release Date 04 July 2016

Media coverage

Here’s Monday and the weekend’s summary of media coverage for the University of Reading.

EU referendum: Dr Jonathan Golub (Politics & International Relations) discusses post-Brexit politics with Canada’s CTV News and provided a post-Boris update on the race to be PM, again with CTV News. Dr Dominic Swords (Henley Business School) spoke to BBC World News about George Osborne ditching his budget surplus policy. Pro-Vice-Chancellor Enzo Raimo tells Getreading that the University will not stop working with Europe following Britain’s vote to leave the EU.

Cow emissions: BBC 1’s Countryfile features the Centre for Dairy Research’s research into greenhouse gas impact of cattle. Includes interview with Dr Chris Reynolds (Agriculture).

Robot cars: The Telegraph carries comment from Prof William Harwin, professor of cybernetics, on the first fatal crash involving a self-driving car. Also covered in The Independent and further titles around the world. 

Child development: Prof Lynne Murray (School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences) comments on a study suggesting iPads and similar touchscreen devices could result in the muscles and bones of young children not developing properly. The story is covered in the Mail on Sunday

Australian elections: Kris Wilson (Law) speaks to China’s CCTV about the Australian general election.

Meteorology: Prof Sue Gray (Meteorology) comments on a study on high altitude ice particles which could be harmful to aviation in the Daily Mirror

Other topics:

  • History: University research on local poverty in 1911 is mentioned on BBC News in a story on the former Huntley & Palmers biscuit factory.
  • Alumni: Musician Jamie Cullum mentions he studied at Reading in an interview with the Financial Times.
  • British Museum: The London Evening Standard reports that Dr Athena Leoussi (Modern Languages and European Studies) was a panellist at the British Museum’s 200th anniversary event.
  • Robots: BBC World Service Radio provided further coverage of an interview with Dr Berry Billingsley (Institute of Education) on the use of robot technology among young people.
  • Alumni: Two former Reading students who are now multi-millionaire property tycoons are suing each other reports the Daily Mail.
  • Virtual reality: Dr Andrew Glennerster (Psychology) discusses the affordability of virtual reality at IT Pro Portal.
  • Weather: Research from Dr Roger Brugge and the University Meteorology department on July’s weather is analysed at Getreading


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