Reading in the news - Mon 21 Dec21 December 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) was interviewed by the Spectator looking back on the pandemic so far and discussing how to overcome it, and writes for the Sun about the new virus variant resulting in tougher Christmas restrictions. He was interviewed on this by ITV News at Ten, Sky News (and here), LBC Radio (and here), Capital and Heart local radio stations, Al Jazeera English and Arabic, Alaraby TV, CBC, Iran International TV, and TalkRADIO (and here), and quoted by the Independent, the Telegraph, The i, ITV.com and all over the world via the AFP news agency, including by Intelligencer and NBC (US), France24, Khabar and Mathrubhumi (India), The South African, Daily Sabah (Turkey), RTL (Luxembourg), International Business Times and Medical Xpress. He was also interviewed by BBC 5 Live on transmission in a school context; LBC on Italy announcing a Christmas lockdown; and BBC Berkshire on a range of questions.
- A Henley Business School study showing people think it is important that employers care about their impact on society is referenced in a People Management looking at whether businesses should pay back furlough money.
- Stoke on Trent Live report on a project led by Professor Helen Dodd (Psychology) and The MERL looking at how children’s play has changed during the pandemic. Read our news story.
- Dean and Director of Henley Business School Africa, Jon Foster-Pedley, writes for the Daily Maverick on the pandemic and our response to it.
#PlanetPartners: India Education Diary reports on the Malaysia launch of the Lancet Countdown report on climate change and health, one of two international presentations of the findings involving Reading experts. Read our news story.
Film studio deal: BBC South Today, BBC London News, BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC News online, Get Reading, Reading Chronicle, Reading.co.uk, Bracknell News, Wokingham Today, Televisual, Built Environment Networking, 4RFV and One News Page all cover the announcement of a deal for the lease of land at Shinfield that will see a major film studio be built there.
- Heart Berkshire spoke to Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics and IR) about the possibility of a Brexit deal.
- The Hindu reports that hospitalisations with snake bites in Madurai, India, increased in November, and references Reading research and campaign work by Sakthi Vaiyapuri (Pharmacy).
- New Food Magazine quotes Dr Jane Parker (Food and Nutritional Sciences) on flavourist training courses at the University of Reading.
- International Dairy reports Reading research showing consumers want to know more about food producers and their ethos. Read our news story.
- AgriLand reports a Reading study into using herbal leys in beef production.
- Food Navigator and India Education Diary reports Reading research into smart labelling for food. Read our news story.
- Real People includes Reading research (Food and Nutritional Sciences) showing flavanol-rich foods and drinks like tea can lower blood pressure, in a feature on things our bodies do in a typical year. Read our news story.
- Snopes republishes an article written for The Conversation by Professor Anne Lawrence-Mathers (History) on the historic origins of Christmas decorations.
- Berkshire Live include thoughts from Dr Tara Pirie (Biological Sciences) on big cat sightings in Berkshire in a feature on unusual facts about the local area.
- Continued coverage of the winner of the MTN Y’ello music talent show, which provided mentoring from Henley Business School to contestants, in Vanguard, Neusroom and others.
- BBC Gloucester discussed musician Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells record, and notes that a celebration to mark 40 years since its release was held at the University of Reading back in 2013.