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Reading in the news - Mon 1 August – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Mon 1 August

Release Date 01 August 2016

Media coverage

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

Turkey: Dr Tom Long (Politics & International Relations) spoke to Turkey’s international news channel TRT World on the upcoming task facing her if she is to become President.

Robot Wars: Reading cybernetics student Will Thomas competed on the BBC’s popular returning series Robot Wars. Will spoke to BBC Berkshire ahead of competing. The Reading Chronicle also covers the story.

Depression: Prof Peter Cooper (School of Psychology Clinical Language Sciences) discusses the impact of post-natal depression on children on BBC Berkshire following his election as a Fellow of the British Academy. Read our news story.

Pollinators: Prof Simon Potts (Agri-Environment) discusses his research on the decline of pollinators in Europe at European Commission Research.

Archaeology: An archaeological find by a team of researchers at Reading is referenced in The Guardian.

Business: Reading research on entrepreneurship among younger siblings is mentioned in The Times.


Other topics:


  • Gut bacteria: Prof Glenn Gibson (Food & Nutritional Sciences) is working on a project to investigate how bacteria in the gut can influence a person’s mood. Covered at Medical Xpress.
  • Crops: A Reading PhD student has co-authored a study to explore the links between climate change and arable crop diseases using modelling. Covered at and Global Milling.
  • St Patrick’s hall: Getreading reports that the Victorian Society has made a formal objection to the redevelopment of St Patrick’s hall.
  • URS building: The URS building has been listed as a Grade 2 building, covered at Getreading.
  • Thames Valley Science Park: News that construction has begun on the new Gateway Building at Thames Valley Science Park is covered in The Business Magazine, UKSPA and Property Mall.
  • Olympics: News of a former Reading student competing in the Olympics is reported by The Reading Chronicle and Getreading.



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