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Reading in the news - Tues 19 July – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Tues 19 July

Release Date 19 July 2016

Media coverage

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

Diet study: Dr Gunter Kuhnle (Food) comments on a study claiming Mediterranean diets lower the risk of breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease, in the Daily Mail.

Thunderstorms: Prof Chris Scott (Meteorology) discusses thunderstorms on BBC Radio’s Mark Forrest Show. The interview was broadcast across all 39 BBC local stations including BBC Berkshire.

Honorary degree: Mary Riall discusses receiving her honorary degree from the University with BBC Berkshire. Read our news story.

Weather: Dr Roger Brugge (Meteorology) says the current hot weather may not last at Getreading and the Reading Chronicle.

Education: Dr Helen Bilton (Institute of Education) speaks to BBC Berkshire about grammar school education.


Other topics:


  • 2026: TRANSFORM: Insider Media covers news that the University is investing more than £200 million in redeveloping the campus. Read our news story.
  • Gardening: Dr Alastair Culham (Biological Sciences) offer tips on how to protect your garden during the current heatwave on BBC Berkshire.
  • Sustainability: Energy Manager Dan Fernbank discusses a Reading sustainability project being nominated for a National Environmental Award. The news is covered at Labmate.
  • Corporate governance: Prof Andrew Kakabadse (Henley Business School) discusses corporate governance at HR Magazine.
  • Blueberries: Reading research on the health benefits of blueberries covered at Women’s Health.




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