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Reading in the news - Weds 20 July – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Weds 20 July

Release Date 20 July 2016

Media coverage

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

Pokémon Go: Dr Matthew Nicholls (Classics) tells BBC South Today how the University is using hit augmented reality game Pokémon Go to attract people to its free online courses (report begins at 10 mins, 50 secs). 

Weather: On the hottest day of 2016, Dr Pete Inness (Meteorology) spoke live to Sky News and BBC Berkshire about the current heatwave. Dr Roger Brugge (Meteorology) predicted one of Reading’s hottest nights at Getreading.

Brexit: Enzo Raimo, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement), discusses the prospect that universities could open EU branch campuses in Times Higher Education.

Other topics:


  • Omega 3: Dr Alister McNeish (Pharmacology) comments on a study on the effect of omega-3 fatty acid intake on survival after colorectal cancer at Foreign Affairs and Science Media Centre.
  • Catering: B&I Catering reports that Matthew White, Director of catering, hotel and conference services, has been appointed as Chair of The University Catering Association (TUCO).
  • Arctic Sea Ice: Dr Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) is listed in News Deeply as an ‘expert to watch’ in contributing to the understanding of Arctic sea ice.
  • Chickenpox: Dr Ben Neuman (Biomedical Sciences) discusses how long chickenpox are contagious for at IOL.
  • Event: The University of Reading hosted the annual Bollywood Jalwa, organised by Reading’s Indian community. Covered in the Reading Chronicle.
  • Deodorant: Reading research on deodorant ingredients is mention at Mercola. 



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