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Reading in the media - Weds 26 Oct – University of Reading

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Reading in the media - Weds 26 Oct

Release Date 26 October 2016

Reading in the news

Here is Wednesday's round-up of media coverage of the University of Reading.

Champagne prevents Alzheimer's: Research by the University of Reading that suggests champagne helps prevent Alzheimers was picked up in a radio feature in the US, played on KUIK Radio Portland, WIBC FM Indianapolis and KXNT Las Vegas. Mail Online also mentioned this research in a dementia feature.

Sir David on Heathrow: Vice Chancellor Sir David Bell told BBC Radio Berkshire (2 hrs 24 mins 44 secs) listeners the benefits an expanded Heathrow would have for the Thames Valley region and the university. Sir David's full statement can be read on our news page.

Smell Roman history: Dr Ian Ewart's virtual reality model of Roman Silchester, complete with authentic smells, was enjoyed by children and adults on BBC South Today (22 mins 10 secs).

Mosul offensive: Dr Dina Rezk spoke on France 24 TV channel on the ISIS offensive in Iraq.

Colombia knowledge sharing: Times Higher Education reports on a project led by Henley Business School to build a network of experts in science, technology and innovation in Colombia.

Other coverage:

  • Research at the University's Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory on the threat to horse chestnut trees was referred to in the Hastings and St Leonards Observer
  • Dr Ted Shepherd's research on how Arctic heating creates weird weather in the Northern Hemisphere featured on the Radio Ecoshock Show

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