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Reading in the news - Fri 21 Oct – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Fri 21 Oct

Release Date 21 October 2016

Reading in the media

Here is the round up of news coverage of the University of Reading for Friday 21 October.


Ozone gas laws are a changin': Professor Keith Shine traded Bob Dylan song quotes on Inside Science on BBC Radio 4 (30 secs) as they discussed CFCs, after the ozone-harming harming gases were outlawed at the Montreal Protocol meeting last week.

Minister visit: The visit of Penny Mordaunt to Reading to see products there that help people with disabilities was covered by BBC Radio Berkshire (1 hr 20 mins 20 secs).

Iraq conflict: Dr Dina Rezk was interviewed on BBC Berkshire (1 hr 38 mins 14 secs) about the conflict in Iraq and how important Mosul is as a strategic location.

Clinton vs Trump: Dr Mark Shanahan discussed the final US presidential debate and Donald Trump's ‘thin skin' on BBC Berkshire (2 hrs 6 mins 20 secs).

Diet drinks causing diabetes: Prof Christine Williams was quoted in a feature in The Telegraph suggesting higher calorie intake does not directly cause diabetes, and diet drinks could be as bad as full sugar ones. She was also quoted in a discussion on City Talk FM Liverpool. Other coverage was in the Daily Mail, Huffington Post and Express.

New cancer treatment: Pioneering proton beam treatments could be provided at the new Thames Valley Science Park, reports Get Reading.

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