University of Glasgow in the Media

Published: 2 November 2012

A round up of the University's coverage in the media during October

The normal focus for this monthly feature is to mention research or academic opinion that has been covered in the media, and there was plenty of that in October. But positive publicity for the University of Glasgow also came through James Morton’s endeavours in The Great British Bake-Off, where the medical student from Shetland narrowly missed out on the coveted national title. More than six million viewers saw James make it to the last three, and his baking skills – and taste in natty jumpers – was widely reported across the national press.

Also featuring prominently on the BBC in October was the Hunterian, which served as the base for the fascinating three part television series Prehistoric Autopsy.  

Other media success featuring the University of Glasgow included research into why exercise before eating breakfast is especially beneficial, a new online digital archive of the works of Robert Burns that was covered across print, radio and television; the launch of the 150th anniversary exhibition for the vet school which featured in the Herald and across BBC TV, radio and online; the uncovering of a medieval bishop’s palace in the borders; the launch of the Solway Centre for the Environment at our Dumfries campus; coverage of a conference on the resurgence of knitting; and research that could lead to a vaccine for the rare SBV livestock disease; and comment on SKY News and elsewhere of the death of a man from Congo fever virus.

Our tie-up with the Scotsman saw two more major features to accompany the Vox Populi series, and there was academic comment across a range of issues and stories as diverse as the position of Trident nuclear weapons in a post independent Scotland, the Venezuelan presidential elections and  the not-proven verdict in Scots law.

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First published: 2 November 2012

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