Reading in the news - Wed 15 Apr15 April 2020
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) was interviewed on Sky News, Talk Radio, The Breeze FM, BBC Radio Berkshire, and by BBC Online, Reuters, Mail Online, Huffington Post, Metro, Independent, Yahoo News and more than 100 regional news titles, including the Bristol Post, on the comments made by TV presenter Eamonn Holmes about the 5G conspiracy theory, and again following his subsequent clarification. Read our expert comment.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted in the Times on washing clothes at 60 degrees Celsius being an effective way of killing the coronavirus, and by Newsweek and MSN News on the virus reportedly mutating.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->The Reading Chronicle reports on the workbooks created by the University of Reading (English Literature) and Royal Berkshire Hospital to keep minds active during the lockdown. Read our news story.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Professor Helen Bilton (IoE) is quoted in the Birmingham Mail, Yorkshire Post and Banffshire Herald on advice for home schooling children.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->The Metro republishes an article written for The Conversation by Professor Adrian Bell (Henley Business School), Dr James Reade (Economics) and Dr Carl Singleton (Economics) on why footballers have been unfairly targeted over salary cuts amid the COVID-19 crisis.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Dr Charmi Patel (Henley Business School) contributed to a Forbes article on the importance of being more compassionate during the crisis.
Share the wealth: Research by Professor Peter Scott and Professor James Walker (Henley Business School) is reported in a Financial Times article on a predicted shift in wealth distribution following the pandemic.
- Dr Rohan Deb Roy (History) spoke on a number of US radio stations, including WBGH in Boston, on the antimalarial drug chloroquine, which has been mooted as a potential treatment for COVID-19. Read an article on The Conversation on the drug by Dr Parastou Donyai (Pharmacy).
- Flight International quotes Professor Paul Williams (Meteorology) on the record-breaking transatlantic flight driven by Storm Ciara in February this year.
- Angie Elwin (GES) is quoted by Earthwatch on a citizen science soil project led by Reading.
- The Reading Chronicle reports on the University of Reading being named in the top 10 best universities for employment by Debut Careers. See the full rankings here.