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Reading in the news - Mon 15 August – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Mon 15 August

Release Date 15 August 2016

Media coverage

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

Department for Education: Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell writes for TES about recent changes to the setup of the Department for Education.  

Mental health: Prof Cathy Creswell (School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences) is featured on a podcast endorsed by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, which focuses on childhood anxiety. The podcast is produced by the Anna Freud charity. The Times, Who Magazine and The Inquisitr News are among those covering the news.


  • Moments after former Reading student Alex Gregory’s gold medal win in the men’s four rowing event, Sports and Recreation Director Iain Akhurst spoke to BBC News and BBC Berkshire about Alex’s time with the Reading University Boat Club.
  • Getreading also covers the news of Alex’s triumph and of graduate Sam Townsend’s efforts in Rio.
  • Further coverage of Nathaniel Storey’s analysis of why the Olympic diving pool may have turned green is covered in the Daily Mail.

Other topics

  • NSS: Farmers Weekly reports that Reading’s programmes in agriculture scored high satisfaction rates in the National Student Survey.
  • Climate change: Data prepared by Dr Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) showing average global temperatures is mentioned at The World Weekly.
  • Tennis player: Dr Andreas Karatzas (Food & Nutritional Sciences) comments on the story of an alleged poisoning of a young tennis star. His comments are carried in the Tapei Times, MSN Australia and further regional titles globally.
  • E-books: Research conducted by Prof Rhona Stainthorp (Institute of Education) on how children like to read is quoted at Netdoctor


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