Reading in the news - Mon 30 Mar30 March 2020
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted in the Daily Mail about treatments for Covid-19, and the Telegraph, Mirror, Evening Standard, Yahoo! News, Manchester Evening News (see 19.04) about the death toll passing 1000. Dr Clarke also spoke to Sky News (and here); TalkRADIO, LBC radio and BBC Berkshire.
- Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) spoke to CNN International, is quoted in an article for The Week about a search for a vaccine, and in Yahoo! News and local papers about the difference between an antigen and antibody test.
- Newsweek quotes Prof Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) about a new self-administered test for Covid-19.
- Comments from Prof Parastou Donyai (Pharmacy) about the use of ibuprofen and Covid-19 have been published in BBC Indonesia’s fact check article.
- Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics) spoke to BBC Berkshire about Boris Johnson contracting Covid-19 and the line of succession in Government.
- Daily Mail report on several universities including Reading that have cancelled summer graduations over the Covid-19 pandemic.
- The University of Reading’s announcement that students in halls wouldn’t have to pay for their third term’s rent is mentioned on the Breeze FM.
- Jonathan Foster-Pedley (Henley Business School Africa) writes for the Mail and Guardian about value of online executive education. In addition, Graham Philpott (Henley Business School) is quoted in a Chartered Management Institute article about distance learning.
Hemingway: An article in the Guardian about personal correspondence between Ernest Hemingway and his British publisher Jonathan Cape, whose archives are mentioned as held at the University of Reading’s special collections. The article also appeared in the print edition of the Observer.
- Further coverage of Prof Ed Hawkins’ (Met) call for volunteers to support Rainfall rescue to digitize weather records, in Smithsonian Magazine.
- Nutra Ingredients report on the use of prebiotics to help constipation. Prof Glenn Gibson (Food) is quoted.