Reading in the news: Mon 16 Mar16 March 2020
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) appeared several times on Sky News to talk about the Government announcement of a move to phase two of a plan to deal with Covid-19. Dr Clarke also joined a panel of experts on Sky News’ a week in interviews, LBC, BBC Berkshire answering listeners questions, and on the Breeze FM.
- Dr Rachel McCloy (Psychology) writes for New Scientist about the science of dealing with uncertainty, and how to “worry better”.
- Visiting Associate Professor Ben Neuman (Biological Sciences) answered listeners questions on talkRADIO.
- New Scientist quotes Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) about natural genetic diversity in cases of Covid-19.
- Dr James Reade (Economics) spoke to BBC News Channel about the effect that postponing the English Football League will have on club finances. Dr Reade’s interview also aired on BBC Radio 2 and local BBC radio stations.
- People Management quote Prof Nada Kakabadse (Henley Business School) about business continuity planning in UK businesses to cope with Covid-19.
Guardian awards: The University of Reading has had two projects shortlisted in the 2020 Guardian awards, in the categories of Research Impact and Marketing and comms campaign.
Populism: The Atlantic write about populism and the struggle to define it, and quotes Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou (Politics and IR).
- Dr David Rose (Agriculture) spoke to BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today about the Agriculture bill making its way through the UK Parliament at the moment.
- Times Educational Supplement looks at curiosity for subjects in children, and quotes Dr Kou Muruyama (Psychology).
- An obituary in the Daily Telegraph for Lieutenant Commander John Manners notes that his photography and research files on countryside life are held at the Museum of English Rural Life.
- BBC Sheffield (and other Yorkshire stations) spoke to Prof Paul Williams (Met) about the weather on Mount Everest.
- Prof Gail Marshall (Literature and Languages) writes for THE to review a book about self-help guidance in modern literature.
- A Telegraph article about the changing leadership in European banks notes that UoR graduate Marianne Lake is a contender for the role of CEO at JP Morgan.
- Sunday Times writes that UoR German and Economics graduate Dame Alison Carnwath has won a lifetime achievement gong at the Non-Executive Director of the Year Awards 2020.