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Round mounds, Brexit and why champagne is good for your health – Reading in the news Weds 14 June

Release Date 14 June 2017


Archaeology project: Further reports on the archaeological analysis of Forbury Hill, in Forbury Gardens, Reading, on BBC South. The team will now carry out radiocarbon analysis on the sample taken from the mound to date it. This was the last in a series of 20 mounds around the UK being investigated by the team. Read our story on the previous mound in Slough here - they story is also featured in the Slough Observer.

Brexit plans in disarray: Dr Jonathan Golub (Politics) provides expert comment on Theresa May's position on Brexit, following the results of last week's General Election. Solo News reports. 

Top 1% claim: New Straits Times features a story on the ASA ruling over the University of Reading's claim it is in the top 1% of universities worldwide, and explores how this impacts on British universities with overseas campuses.

Drinking champagne is good for your health: True Viral News is running a story on research from the University of Reading which found that having champagne three times a week can prevent the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's

Paris Climate Agreement: Prof Nigel Arnell (Meteorology) is quoted with this article on what the Paris Climate Agreement actually is, explaining his optimism for what the deal could achieve. P2P Foundation reports.

Other coverage:

  • Philadelphia-based podcast Local Mouthful discusses the study by the University of Reading and the University of Copenhagen which found that the way we evaluate the nutritional content of food is all wrong.
  • The Institution of Mechanical Engineers features a story on how female engineers in the UK earn, on average, £10k less a year than their male colleagues. Emeritus Professor Averil MacDonald is quoted within the article.
  • Former lecturer at UoR, Dr Barbara Brockway, is quoted within an article in Independent Pharmacist about sun protection in the UK.
  • UoR research shows how reducing carbon emissions can prevent billions of people from being exposed to unheard of changes in climate in the coming decades. Prof Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) was involved in writing the paper. Water Active features an article on the research. Read our story here.



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