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Reading in the news - Mon 24 Oct – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Mon 24 Oct

Release Date 24 October 2016

A virtual reality model of Roman Silchester goes on display today

Here is Monday's round up of media coverage for the University of Reading.


Virtual reality smells: The invention of University of Reading anthropologist Dr Ian Ewart to create a virtual reality simulator of Roman Silchester, including authentic smells, was featured on BBC Radio Berkshire (1 hr 5 mins 5 secs), BBC Radio Sussex (1 hr 24 mins 15 secs) and Get Reading as it goes on display to the public today.

Story of Henry I: A theatrical show exploring how Henry I came to the throne and what he was like was discussed by Reading Medieval history professor Lindy Grant on Radio Berkshire (1 hr 8 mins 30 secs).

Wildlife fracking threat: Petro Industry News featured a Reading study on how fracking could affect wildlife.

Allotments row: London Evening Standard referred to expertise from the University of Reading's Dr Jeremy Burchardt in an ongoing row over the proposed redevelopment of allotments in Ealing.

Other coverage:

  • The university's Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology was featured in a list of things to do during half term in
  • Britain's first female bishop the Right Reverend Rachel Treweek was interviewed in The Telegraph, including a mention that she studied linguistics at Reading
  • Prof Christine Williams' insight into how diet fizzy drinks could still cause diabetes was featured on health sites, MSN Health and
  • The Soap and Glory bus heading to the university was reported by Get Reading
  • The MERL reopening was picked up by Mail Online, who ran some ‘heartwarming nostalgic rural photos'
  • Professor Chris Scott discussed the loss of the Mars probe on a number of BBC Berks shows last week

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