Reading in the news - Tue 15 Dec15 December 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight and BBC Berkshire following the announcement of a new mutation of the virus, and the comments were also used on BBC London TV and in MSN. TRT World, and BBC Radio West Mids about lifting restrictions for Christmas.
- Dr Clarke also spoke to TalkRADIO and quoted in the Sky News about London going into Tier 3; quoted in the Times about the use of face covering to reduce infections in the Capital; in the Telegraph about priority recipients of the Pfizer vaccine; and in the Reading Chronicle about possible move to Tier 3 for Berkshire in the new year.
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted in MSN News about the new mutation of the coronavirus.
- Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) spoke to BBC Berkshire about the rollout of vaccinations against COVID-19.
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- Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography and Met) is among seven researchers awarded a fellowship for scientific collaboration by ECMWF.
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Pharmaceutical Journal report on how MPharm courses have been adapted due to the global pandemic, and the University of Reading’s provisions are mentioned.
Multitasking: Forbes looks at whether multitasking can be mastered through practice. Professor Philip Beaman (Psychology) is quoted.
- Pink News reports on a Parliamentary hearing around the Gender Recognition Act, in which Professor Rosa Freedman (Law) gave oral evidence.
- Professor James Reade (Economics) spoke to TalkRADIO about research playing football matches without fans in the stadiums and the effect on results.
- Dr Richard Blakemore (History) spoke to BBC Berkshire ahead of the University’s Christmas lecture on the theme of pirates.
- PhD student Hannah Piekarz (Psychology) reviews a BBC drama series Small Axe for the Psychologist.
- Sputnik News quotes Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics and IR) about the US electoral college which voted on Dec 14 as part of the Presidential election process.
- Skift covers investment in new tech for immigration control, and mention a project to use biometric scanning to speed up border crossings led by Professor James Ferryman (Computer Sciences).
- Professor Helen Dodd (Psychology) is quoted in a SchoolsWeek advertorial looking for donors to support outdoor play equipment in primary schools.
- Food and Drink Technology report on the EIT Food-funded Grand Challenges project about trust in various parts of the food industry.
- University Business report on unconscious bias training in higher education. Professor Andrew Kakabadse (Henley Business School) is quoted.
- Radio Times (in print) notes that a team of alumni from UoR will be appearing on Christmas University Challenge on 29 December.
- Reading Chronicle report on a petition in relation to land formerly owned by UoR in Lower Earley.