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Decaffeinated coffee and cheese, and a tribute to Jo Cox MP: Reading in the News - 30 May – University of Reading

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Decaffeinated coffee and cheese, and a tribute to Jo Cox MP: Reading in the News - 30 May

Release Date 30 May 2017

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Decaffeination: Dr Afroditi Chatzifragkou and Dr David Jukes (Food) appeared on BBC 2’s Rip Off Britain, explaining the process of decaffeination of coffee, and the regulations around describing a product as being decaffeinated.  

Sponsoring academies: Comments by Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell are reported in an article on Conservative plans to force universities and private schools to sponsor academies, in iNews. Sir David’s comments, noting concern over the assumptions that the policy is based on, were made at a press briefing of experts from the education sector.


Cheese: A Reading study (Food and Nutritional Sciences) showing dairy products do not increase the risk of heart attack or stroke continues to be covered worldwide. Prof Ian Givens (IFNH) is quoted in the Daily Mail, Food News International, New Nation, and the story is also in The Times and The Sun. Read our news story here.


Big Band lunch: Reading Chronicle report on a Big Band lunch event organised on the London Road campus which will commemorate Jo Cox MP who was murdered last year. The event has been organised in collaboration with the Great Get Together, and takes place on Sunday 4 June. The Vice-Chancellor, Sir David Bell, is quoted. Read our news story here.

Popular weather forecasters: Reading Met graduate Tomasz Schafernaker has been voted Britain’s favourite weather forecaster in a Radio Times poll covered in the Daily Mail.


Other coverage


  • Prof Susanne Clausen (Art) spoke to BBC Berkshire (2hr 6 mins in) about Reading International, and the latest project Britlins.
  • Dr Faris Khamidi (Built Environment UoRM) is quoted in Malaysian news sites Astro Awani and Bernama about the need for dialogue between local authorities and communities in urban planning.
  • A University of Reading student is featured in the Reading Chronicle after creating an app that helps dementia sufferers recognise family members and objects. He was flown to Texas last week to present the app to a global audience.
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler (Law) is quoted in a report about a campaign for the rights of EU citizens following Brexit, in Parliament Magazine.
  • Reading’s MA in Typeface Design is mentioned in a How Design article about creating typefaces for other languages.






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