Reading in the news - Thu 16 Apr16 April 2020
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted in the BMJ GP edition on face masks, appeared on Sky News (and here) and LBC News, and comments on a conspiracy theory about 5G spreading the coronavirus appears in Reuters, the National and further local papers.
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted in the Mirror on the virus reportedly mutating.
- Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics and IR) spoke to BBC Berkshire to react to the latest Government press conference.
- Berkshire Live and Schools Search report on a partnership between local schools and UoR to produce PPE for NHS frontline staff.
- Food donated by UoR catering services is being distributed by the Whitley Community Development Association alongside donations from local restaurants and supermarkets, reports Reading Chronicle.
Curiosity: Nature cover a new study looking at human curiosity and its power to bias decision making. Read more about the study here.
Science fiction: Amy Butt (Architecture) appears on BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking to discuss science fiction, and how the way of thinking extends to academic disciplines including building design.
- Nature News and Views runs a piece by Prof Mark Pagel (Biological Sciences) on evolution.
- An article in the Telegraph looking at whether data can increase productivity at work quotes Prof Derek Clements-Croome (Built Environment) on the impact of indoor air quality on productivity.
- Independent republish an article in the Conversation by Prof Tom Oliver about human interconnectedness and whether racism is inherent to human nature.
- Dr Tara Pirie (Biological Sciences) spoke to BBC Berkshire about Netflix show Tiger King.
- Newbury Weekly News reports on the University Centre Newbury, which UoR will be supporting to deliver Child Development courses.