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Uncovering the secrets of Hulton Abbey - Reading in the news Fri 5 May

Release Date 05 May 2017

Human remains from Hulton Abbey were analysed on Channel 5

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


Arctic shipping routes: Research led by Dr Nathanael Melia (Meteorology) that shows melting Arctic sea ice may open up new, more direct routes for cargo ships featured in the IndependentHuffington PostAOL and Hellenic Shipping News. This followed prominent coverage by the New York Times this week. Read our news story here.

Science Park green light: Stories on planning permission being granted for the second phase of the University’s Thames Valley Science Park are covered by The Business Magazine and Insider Media Limited.

Castle archaeology: Dr Mary Lewis (Archaeology) helped Channel 5 show Secrets of Great British Castles analyse human remains found at Hulton Abbey in Staffordshire to uncover secrets from its past.

Other coverage

  • Dr Craig Steel (Psychology) mentioned in credits of a BBC Two Horizon piece on psychosis, in which he provided expert advice to the programme makers.
  • Dr Paul Williams’ study on how climate change will increase severe air turbulence gets more coverage, by Deutsche WelleTravelers TodayStar TribuneKY3.comTech Times and Raycom News Network. It is also used in a story on Destination Thailand News on passengers being injured by turbulence on a flight to Bangkok.
  • Pictures from the RUSU Says Relax animal petting zoo held on Whiteknights campus this week are published by the Reading Chronicle.
  • A study showing the ancestry of African Americans can be traced back 5,000 years to sub-Saharan Africa, published in Science, is featured by Public Now.
  • A University report on house price rises is referred to in a Zoopla report on how more people are living with their parents due to the cost of buying a home.
  • Reading Chronicle ran a story on the number of students who have been told to leave the University after being caught cheating.

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