Reading in the news - Fri 28 Aug28 August 2020
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- Wokingham Paper cover the story about poetry workshops run by Dr Yasmine Shamma (English Literature) for local refugees. Read our news story.
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to LBC Radio about how safe it is to send children back to school; is quoted by Mail Online and the Daily Star Post on the outbreak of COVID-19 cases in food factories; and by the Herald Scotland about testing in the lead up to the new school term.
- Professor Adrian Palmer (Henley Business School) is interviewed by Get Reading about the likely financial cost to the area of Reading Festival not taking place this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Professor James Reade (Economics) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about Financial Fair Play rules in football being potentially relaxed in the wake of the pandemic disruption.
Heatwaves: Professor Hannah Cloke (GES) is quoted by Carbon Brief on the excess deaths thought to have been caused by heatwaves this month.
Science questions: Professor William Harwin (Biomedical Engineering) helped answer a reader’s question about pedometers in New Scientist.
Learning Mandarin: A Master’s in Education student at Reading is quoted in The Economist about the value of learning Mandarin today.
- The Financial Times publishes a letter by Emeritus Professor Barry Jones (Politics & International Relations) on how Scotland should approach another independence referendum.
- Professor Steve Musson (GES) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about how retailers are trying to get customers back into stores ahead of Christmas.
- Times Live interviews an MBA student at Henley Business School Africa about how she hopes to use the course to aid her career in the police.
- Dr Graeme Larsen (Built Environment) writes a piece for Construction Manager on how wearable robotics.
- An Agriculture student at the University of Reading is featured by Farming Wales in an article on the new intake of the NFU's Student & Young Farmer Ambassador Programme.
- Tractor and Farming Heritage reports on the Sustainable Agriculture Bursary available to students at the University of Reading.
- The Editor’s Overview in Elevator World refers to some life advice given in a speech at the 2015 University of Reading Graduation ceremony.