Reading in the news - Tue 26 May26 May 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to Sky News about the actions of PM’s Chief Advisor Dominic Cummings during lockdown, with clips used on LBC, TalkRADIO and Wave Radio. He is quoted in the Express on the two-metre social distancing advice, the Daily Mail on different people being more at risk, and by Tech Radar on claims 5G masts reduce people’s immunity.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Dr Dyan Sellayah (Biological Sciences) is quoted in the Sunday Telegraph on why obesity increases the likelihood of contracting COVID-19.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics and International Relations) is quoted by Al Jazeera on the government’s reputation following lockdown decisions.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Dr James Reade (Economics) is quoted by Mail on Sunday and German website watson.de on home advantage disappearing in football matches played during lockdown. The original article for The Conversation is referred to in one on a similar subject on The Conversation France.
#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to help during the crisis
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]--> BBC Radio Berkshire interviewed Classics student Domenica Taverna, who is tutoring younger people while shielding in halls. Read our news story.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->A bargains and deal-finding column in the Sun mentions Reading’s free online course helping young people manage anxiety and depression during lockdown. Read our news story.
#LockdownClimateChange: how COVID-19 changes show a greener future
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Eurasia Review reports on research involving Reading’s Professor Janet Barlow (Meteorology), which showed CO2 emissions in European cities have dropped significantly since lockdown began. Read our news story.
Sunny spring: The Times, Telegraph, Wokingham Paper, LBC Radio and Reading.co.uk report on the record amount of sunshine in Reading this spring, quoting Dr Peter Inness (Meteorology). Read our news story.
Four-day week: A Daily Mail column discusses Henley Business School research on the benefits of a four-day week. Read Henley’s news story.
- GQ Magazine quotes Dr Ciara McCabe (Psychology) on the craze of dopamine fasting. Read her original article for The Conversation.
- Jon Foster Pedley, Dean and Director of Henley Business School Africa, writes for the Daily Maverick on how universities around the world need to evolve.
- A feature on an entrepreneur who worked with the University to develop a recipe for healthy ice cream appears in the Express and London Tribune.
- Findings of an excavation of a Scottish castle led by Professor Steve Mithen (Archaeology) is reported by Wissenschaft.de in Germany. Read our news story.
- Food.gov.uk report that Reading Emeritus Professor Peter Gregory (Agriculture) has been appointed to Food Standards Agency’s Science Council.
- Indonesia Expat mentions a Reading online course helping people prepare for university.
- A book by Professor Peter Scott (Henley Business School) is mentioned in a Bis Now article on the history of home renting.
- Visiting Professor Chuks Okereke (GES) is interviewed by This Day on Nigeria’s action against climate change.
- CEO World publishes its annual world university rankings, featuring Reading.