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Reading in the news - Thurs 21 July – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Thurs 21 July

Release Date 21 July 2016

Media coverage

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

Higher education: Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell discusses how the changes to structures in Whitehall following Theresa May’s appointment as prime minister can have a positive impact on higher education. The article appears in Times Higher Education.

Climate change: Dr Laura Wilcox (Meteorology) speaks to BBC News at Six (from 24:15) about June’s record global temperatures.

Omega 3: Dr Alister McNeish (Pharmacology) comments on a study on the effect of omega-3 fatty acid intake on survival after colorectal cancer in the Daily Telegraph.

Salary sacrifice: HR Manager Claire Eckett discusses benefits available to University employees through salary sacrifice at Employee Benefits.


Other topics:


  • British Academy: News that Professors Jonathan Dancy (Philosophy) and Peter Cooper (Psychology) have been elected as Fellows of the British Academy is covered by the Reading Chronicle. Read our news story.
  • Asylum seekers: Dr Ruvi Ziegler (School of Law) authors an article at African Arguments on Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers in Israel.
  • Weather: Dr Roger Brugge (Meteorology) provides analysis of the current hot weather in the Maidenhead Advertiser.
  • Comment: Prof Chris Scott (Meteorology) comments on the latest news stories on Bill Buckley’s midweek men show on BBC Berkshire



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