Reading in the news - Wed 22 Apr22 April 2020
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) quotes appear in the Sun and Express about mutations of the coronavirus.
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to Sky News, LBC News and talkRADIO about a variety of topics.
- Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics and IR) is quoted in Al Jazeera magazine about comments by a Foreign Office official over the UK joining the EU Ventilator scheme.
- Snopes reposts an article first appearing in the Conversation by PhD researcher Taibat Ibitoye looking at food and diet myths being shared related to preventing or curing COVID-19.
- Comments by Dr James Reade (Economics) about whether the UK will need to ask to extend transition deal due to COVID-19 appear in Sputnik News.
- Dr Jorge Guira writes for the Conversation about the future of airliners following COVID-19 badly affecting their business.
#WeAreTogether: The University has been supporting efforts to tackle the pandemic in a number of ways and is using the Universities UK tag #WeAreTogether to highlight work done by members of our community. Read more about our response here.
- A donation of 100 web cameras to two hospitals including the Royal Berkshire is covered by BBC Radio Berkshire, The Breeze FM and Reading.co.uk. Read our news story here.
- UoR has supported a group of local schools to print PPE, reports the Boarding Schools Association.
- BBC Berkshire cover a project which sees creative activity books created by the UoR Centre for Health Humanities used in hospitals including the RBH. Read more about the work here.
Soup: BBC Two’s Inside the Factory spoke to Dr Miriam Clegg (Food) about why soup keeps people fuller for longer.