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Reading in the news - Mon 18 July – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Mon 18 July

Release Date 18 July 2016

Media coverage

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

Politics: Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics & International Relations) discusses Theresa May’s visit to Scotland to meet with Nicola Sturgeon on BBC Berkshire. Dr Jonathan Golub (Politics & International Relations) speaks to CTV News (Canada) about Boris Johnson’s appointment as foreign secretary.

British Academy: News that Professors Jonathan Dancy (Philosophy) and Peter Cooper (Psychology) have been elected as Fellows of the British Academy is covered by BBC Berkshire and the Reading Chronicle. Read our news story.

Thames Valley Science Park: A ground breaking event to mark the beginning of construction at Thames Valley Science Park is reported by BBC Berkshire in its news bulletins and by Getreading. Read our news story.

2026 TRANSFORM: Getreading covers news that the University is investing more than £200 million in redeveloping the campus. Read our news story.


Other topics:


  • Biodiversity: Dr Tom Oliver (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) is quoted on the state of the world’s biodiversity at Yahoo, Business Insider, The Citizen (Tanzania) and further titles.
  • Archaeology: Prof Roger Matthews (Archaeology) is quoted in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on the world’s earliest farmers (article in German – Roger’s first quotes appear on page 2). Also covered at Science News.
  • Food: NYSE Post and WMNT Radio carry comments from Dr Gunter Kuhnle (Food) on a study into how fattening pasta is.
  • MERL: News that the Museum of English Rural Life will reopen in October following a £3m redevelopment, covered at Getreading.
  • Museums: The Cole Museum of Zoology and the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology are mentioned in Getreading’s list of things to do in the summer holidays. 
  • Reading culture: Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell is mentioned in a Getreading article on Chief Executive of Arts Council England Darren Henley visit to Reading.
  • Former Chancellor: The Henley Standard reports that the family of former Reading Chancellor Roger Makins, will be honoured with a plaque in Henley.


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