Reading in the news - Tue 8 Dec08 December 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Dr Al Edward (Pharmacy) is quoted by the Guardian, Daily Mail and Telegraph on a mass covid-19 testing scheme in Slovakia.
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to Al Jazeera about the Russian Sputnik V vaccine; and to BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester and Heart Radio Berkshire about the Pfizer vaccine rollout beginning in the UK.
- BBC South interviewed Professor James Reade (Economics) about his research into the impact playing football matches behind closed doors has on results, as some fans returned to stadiums this weekend.
#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to tackle the coronavirus crisis. Read our round-up
- Get Reading and Reading Chronicle report on the Earl of Wessex’s visit to the University to meet scientists working on new technologies to fight the coronavirus.
Bird flu: Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to Talk Radio about the cull of turkeys in England after another outbreak of avian influenza.
- Farming UK and Business Innovation Magazine reports on a new virtual research centre co-run by University of Reading experts, and quotes Dr David Rose (Agriculture). Read our news story.
- Heart Radio Berkshire and Planet Radio online report on an appeal for volunteers for an EIT Food-funded cancer food study being run by the University. Read our news story.
- BBC Radio Berkshire spoke to Dr Afroditi Chatzifragkou (Food & Nutritional Sciences) about her research on recycling and upcycling food to reduce waste.
- ZD Net quotes Professor Sharm Manwani (Henley Business School) in an article on how to effectively manage colleagues while working from home.
- BBC Radio Berkshire spoke to Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics & International Relations) about the ongoing Brexit negotiations.
- Further coverage in ART News of research published by Professor Ken Dark (Economics) suggesting a likely location for the childhood home of Jesus in Nazareth.
- Building Specifier reports on research co-led by Reading that showed the quality of house and neighbourhood design is being overlooked in favour of hitting targets.
- The Express mentions the discovery of an Anglo Saxon warlord by Reading archaeologists, and quotes Dr Gabor Thomas (Archaeology), in a story on a Bronze Age burial excavation. Read our news story.
- Knowledge publishes an article co-written by Dr Caroline Rook (Henley Business School) on technology and mental health, ahead of today’s Summit of Mental Health in Organizations, where she features as a speaker, as previewed by Exame.
- The Financial Times publishes a letter co-signed by Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Dominik Zaum (Politics & International Relations) calling for the UK government to uphold the Nolan Principles, including honesty, accountability and leadership, ahead of tomorrow’s UN International Anti-Corruption Day..
- South Africa Today and First Post report Reading and NCAS research showing Greenland’s melting ice sheet is approaching a tipping point beyond which it will never regrow.
- The University’s Weather Observatory is mentioned by a Henley Standard reader in a letter to the newspaper describing his efforts to detect climate change through amateur weather observations over the past 50 years.