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Reading in the News - Tues 23 August – University of Reading

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Reading in the News - Tues 23 August

Release Date 23 August 2016

Dr Chris Jones

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

Eclipse winds: New research from Prof Giles Harrison and Prof Suzanne Gray (Meteorology) says that the speed and direction of wind is impacted by a solar eclipse. The news is covered in at Getreading and BBC Berkshire. Read our news story.

Heart attacks: New funding from the British Heart Foundation will allow further research at Reading into the way blood clots form to help improve the treatment and prevention of heart attacks. Dr Chris Jones (Biomedical Sciences) spoke to BBC Berkshire. Read our news story.

Redheads: Prof Kate Williams (History) spoke to BBC World Service Radio about historic prejudice of those with red hair. Also broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

Other topics

  • Haiti cholera outbreak: Further coverage of Dr Rosa Freedman’s article on the UN admitting its role in the Haiti cholera outbreak and how victims can be compensated. Covered at The Conversation (in French) and mentioned in an article in The Guardian discussing the topic.
  • Olympics: Reading graduate Alex Gregory is mentioned in a Getreading article on the success of local athletes at the Rio Olympic Games.
  • Rowing: Reading student Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne has been selected to represent Great Britain at the World U23 Rowing Championships in Rotterdam, reports the Henley Standard.


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