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Reading in the news - Weds 13 July – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Weds 13 July

Release Date 13 July 2016

Media coverage

Here’s Wednesday’s summary of media coverage for the University of Reading.

New prime minister: Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics & International Relations) spoke to CNN (broadcast in the US and Europe) on the outgoing and incoming prime ministers. Mark also spoke to BBC Berkshire last night and live from Westminster throughout the morning on Theresa May’s appointment. Former Reading professor Alan Renwick also spoke on how Theresa May could deal with Brexit negotiations on BBC Berkshire.

Food: Prof Glenn Gibson (Food & Nutritional Sciences) provides comment in a Daily Mail article on holiday weight gain.

Archaeology: Coverage of 2015 discoveries from Reading’s Archaeology Field School near Stonehenge covered by the Daily Mail and the Metro.

MERL: News that the Museum of English Rural Life will reopen in October following a £3m redevelopment, covered at Farming UK.


Other topics:


  • Event: Getreading reports on the fourth annual Bollywood Jalwa which was held at University of Reading. 
  • Judging: Prof Bryan Cheyette (English Literature) will be on the judging panel to decide the winner of next year’s Jewish Quarterly Wingate literary prize, report the Jewish Chronicle.
  • Death penalty: Research by Dr Mai Sato (School of Law) on the death penalty in Japan is mentioned at Malaysiakini



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