Reading in the news - Wed 5 Aug05 August 2020
#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to help during the COVID-19 crisis. See our round-up here.
- Wokingham Paper report on the ArtLab project which has helped Reading primary school children engage with art during lockdown. Read our news story here.
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus outbreak
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to Sky News following the publication of a report by the UK’s Home Office Select Committee looking at failings in quarantining travellers to the UK particularly in March. The Breeze FM also picked up Dr Clarke’s comments.
- Vogue and News24 further report Prof Uma Kambhampati’s (Economics) research on how female heads of state have led their country to better outcomes than their male peers
- Prof Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted in a Mail Online article about research about the possible transmission of COVID-19 from mother to foetus.
Science of BBQs: Popular scicomms podcast Naked Scientists publish an extract from their latest episode, where they spoke to Dr Jane Parker (Food) about flavour chemistry.
- Emeritus Professor Brian Scott-Quinn (Henley Business School) is quoted in Bloomberg about BP’s announcement of a future shift to a low carbon economy.
- Inverse have republished an article in the Conversation by Dr Mark Dallas (Pharmacy) about 10 factors linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s Disease.
- An article in the Daily Mail (in print) about a tragic case of a man who committed suicide notes UoR research into earworms, after the man reportedly suffered from ‘last song syndrome’.
- The Telegraph run an obituary for Clive Ponting OBE, former UoR student and civil servant.
- An article published in Aeon looking at digital storytelling cites former UoR philosopher Prof Galen Strawson.
- Connectivity report on funding to create the world’s first automated farm. Dr David Rose (Agriculture) who is involved in the project is quoted.
- Further reports of the Royal Bank of Canada investing in news sustainability projects, including an environmental charity linked to UoR’s Integrated Catchment Model, is reported in FinExtra.