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Reading in the news - Mon 12 September – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Mon 12 September

Release Date 12 September 2016

Media coverage

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

Reading Festival: NME Magazine publishes a 16-page supplement created by 12 Reading and Henley Business School students, reviewing Reading Festival 2016. Read the digital edition of the supplement and the online content produced by the students live from the festival.

Psychology: Prof Slawomir Nasuto and Dr Ian Daly (Bio-engineering) work with music artists Tinie Tempah to discover what happens to the brain when it hears music. The Guardian covers the story.

Turbulence: Dr Paul Williams (Meteorology) analyses the increase in reported ‘severe turbulence’ on flights. Paul is also interviewed by BBC Radio 4 (syndicated regionally).

Diamond in the sky: Stephen Burt (Meteorology) discusses the ‘diamond in the sky’ seen over Reading in The Times.

Ash trees: Prof Michael Shaw (Crop Production) comments on a story in the Daily Mail saying that pests imported in wood used for burning in household stoves, could damage Britain’s ash tree population. Also covered at Capital Bay.

Five-a-day: Dr Gunter Kuhnle (Food & Nutritional Sciences) comments on a study showing the number of people eating their recommended five-a-day fruit and vegetable intake has fallen. His comments appear in The Telegraph.  


Other topics:


  • Nutrition: Dr Danny Commane (Human Nutrition) discusses diet supplements on BBC Berkshire.
  • Arctic shipping routes: talkRADIO reports a new study by Dr Nathanael Melia and Dr Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) suggesting that shipping routes across the Arctic are going to open up significantly this century even with a best-case reduction in CO2 emissions. Read our news story.
  • Entrepreneurship: Henley Business School has launched an alumni network to collaborate with business leaders and investors whose purpose is to help build the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship as a centre of entrepreneurial excellence. Reported at The Business Magazine.
  • Plants: Dr Tijana Blanusa (Agriculture Policy & Development) will speak at an industry event on the positive impact vegetation can have in towns and cities. The story is covered at Pro Landscaper.
  • Cycling: A cycling project from the University of Reading is mentioned at Getreading.
  • Human cyborg: Visiting Professor Kevin Warwick mentioned in a story at The Richest on human cyborgs. 





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