Reading in the news - Fri 5 Jun05 June 2020
#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to help during the crisis
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire’s Breakfast Show – and repeated again on the afternoon show – about the University’s fundraising and volunteering campaign to improve COVID-19 home tests. News of the campaign also featured on The Breeze FM and Reading.co.uk. Read our news story.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->BBC Radio Berkshire mentioned online events being held by The MERL in its round up of lockdown activities.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->BBC Radio Stoke interviewed Professor Gary Stephens (Pharmacy) about how the University’s llamas can contribute nanobodies to potentially treat COVID-19. Read our news story.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->The Portsmouth News reports on research by Dr James Reade and Dr Carl Singleton (Economics), predicting where football teams would have finished had their league seasons not been ended due to the coronavirus.
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Compulsory face coverings on public transport will only prevent infections if people wear them properly, Dr Simon Clarke commented to Sky News, TalkRADIO, BBC Radio London and the Independent. Read our full expert comment.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Dr Rita Fontinha (Henley Business School) spoke to People Management about what the post-pandemic pay landscape could look like.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Professor Adrian Palmer (Henley Business School) is quoted in Metro about the impact the pandemic could have on our eating habits.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Professor Adrian Bell (ICMA Centre) appeared on the first episode of Recovery, a new podcast series from The Conversation looking at how the world recovered from other crises in history, to discuss the aftermath of the Black Death.
Financial shortfall: BBC Radio Berkshire reports that the University has told staff it needs to save £100m over three years to make up lost income as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Black Lives Matter: The Reading Chronicle reports the University’s statement on the Black Lives Matter protests around the world, and announcement of a report into what Reading can do to better support its BAME community. Read the full University statement.
- ITV Meridian reports Reading’s plans to reopen campus to students for the 2020/21 academic year.
- Dr Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj (Henley Business School) spoke to Yahoo Finance in America to discuss the role that leadership plays in promoting an inclusive and diverse workspace. She also wrote for Forbes on the importance of diversity and inclusion leads in companies.
- The Jersey Evening Post reports on Professor Ed Hawkins’ (Meteorology) warming stripes inspiring an artist’s mural.