Reading in the news - Fri 3 Apr03 April 2020
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) appeared on Sky News to discuss the use of face masks; BBC Radio Ulster about the pace and scale of virus testing; he is quoted in the Daily Telegraph about the risk to children; quoted in many outlets across Asia, including the Phuket News, about the usefulness of masks; and finally by The Independent (shared by MSN News) about whether anyone can predict when the end of the pandemic will be.
- Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) is quoted in a piece by The Independent about the testing of frontline NHS staff; the Financial Times about unsafe screening kits; and again in the Financial Times about the speed of the rollout of testing;.
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted in a piece by the Daily Mail about whether face masks are effective at slowing the spread of the virus. He is also quoted by Channel 4 News commenting on a paper about the molecular structure of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes the COVID-19 disease.
- Professor Parastou Donyai (Pharmacy) is quoted in a piece by The Independent about the urban myths and fake news being purported around the pandemic.
- Dr Jane Parker (Food and Bioprocessing Sciences) is quoted in a piece by Daily Times about loss of smell and taste as symptoms of the virus.
- Professor Chris Hilson (Law) is quoted by the Daily Mail, Yahoo News, The National and dozens of local news outlets, including the Bracknell News, about the postponement of COP26 in Glasgow due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- MD Alert quotes Emeritus Professor Lynne Murray (Psychology) in a piece about parenting resources on offer during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- The Epoch Times shares an article written by Professor Patricia Riddell for The Conversation, on why some people will obey the lockdown rules while others won’t.
- The RIBA Journal spoke to third year Architecture student Wiktoria Jaros about how working from her family home in London has impacted on her studies as well as her mental health.
- Eye on Design features images from the Otto and Marie Neurath Isotype Collection in a piece about the role of design during a public health crisis.
Inherited racism: Dr Tom Oliver (Ecology) wrote an article for The Conversation on whether racism and bigotry can be linked to our DNA.
National flood defences: Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography) is quoted in a piece by The Guardian on the use of natural defences to combat flooding.
- The Metro, BBC Radio Berkshire and The Breeze cover a student petition in relation to exams and assessments.
- Dr Tara Pirie spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire for a discussion about big cats.
- The University is mentioned in a piece by India Education Diary about the International Universities Climate Alliance (IUCA).
- An article written by PhD researcher Danielle House (Geography and Environmental Sciences) on researching memory and disappearance in Mexico, is published by E-International Relations.
- The University’s Malaysian campus is mentioned in an article by Asia Sentinal.
- The Guardian runs an obituary to historian Roger Fielding, who studied modern history at the University from 1960-63.