Capital punishment in Japan, geopolitics in Brexit, and how pop music can help tackle dementia: Reading in the News - 23 March23 March 2018
Aum executions: Dr Mai Sato (Law) writes for the Conversation about the impending executions of 20 Aum cultists who carried out the Sarin gas attack in 1995.
Dementia and music: BBC One’s Holding Back the Years visited the University of Reading’s Great Hall to find out about a project looking at the role of creating music to help people with dementia, including an interview with a student from BA in Primary Education with Music Specialism (QTS) course who was involved in the project.
Making smoked foods healthier: Further coverage following a presentation by Dr Jane Parker (Food) at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, in NyTeknik.
- An article by Prof Geoff Sloan (PIR) looks at the possible geopolitical implications of Brexit, in FPRI.
- Popular podcast No Such Thing as a Fish presenter Dan Schreiber spoke to BBC Berkshire (approx. 53 mins in) about facts about Reading, including that the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre is based at the University.
- An article in Pop Sugar looks at what happened when a reporter stopped wearing deodorant for three months. The article cites Prof Philippa Darbre’s (SBS) research into aluminium found in antiperspirants and the link to cancerous breast tissue.
- BBC Berkshire (approx. 1hr 20 mins in) spoke to Dr James Reade (Economics) about blue passports and protectionism.
- Further reporting on research by Prof Paul Williams (Met) on how climate change effects air turbulence, in Down to Earth.
- West Wales Chronicle report on Aled Rhys Jones, an UoR Agriculture graduate who is going to be leading an agriculture academy junior programme.