Reading in the news - Thu 28 May28 May 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted in Mail Online about antibody testing; the Metro and local papers including GetReading about potential relaxing of the two metre rule for distancing; in Yahoo! About face masks; and Bloomberg’s CityLab about safety on public transport.
- Prof Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) spoke to China Daily about the likely and unlikely origins of the virus.
- Prof Helen Dodd (Psychology) writes for Children and Young People Now about how play can help children reintegrate into schooling.
- BBC News channel and Daily Mail reports on plans for different universities including UoR to adapt teaching and learning for the next academic year. Prof Julian Park (PVC) spoke to BBC Berkshire about UoR’s plans, and The Breeze also covered it.
- Dr Mark Shanahan is quoted in Al Jazeera online (and reposted by MSN) about the Prime Minister’s appearance before the Liaison Committee in Parliament about the Government’s handling of the pandemic. Prof Rosa Freedman (Law) spoke to France 24 about the handling of the story concerning Dominic Cummings.
- BisNow report on the history and current state of property leases in the light of Covid-19, and quotes Prof Peter Scott on rent reviews.
Football predictions: BBC Sport report on the predictions made by the scorecasting model produced by Dr James Reade and Dr Carl Singleton (Economics). The model has suggested how the League One season might finish. BBC Coventry and Warwickshire also covered the story in relation to Coventry City being most likely to top the League One table.
- Independent have reposted a piece from the Conversation by Archaeology academics about rewilding and the Baltic.
- An article for Dezeen, which is republished in MSN, sees PhD student and TV personality Piers Taylor talk about the Invisible Studios and notes a project built together with UoR students.
- Food Manufacture report on a student team from UoR who have made it to the UK final of a product development competition, Ecotrophelia, with their take on banoffee pie.
- BSRIA look at the link between office environments and health and wellbeing, and quotes Emeritus Prof Derek Clements Croome (SBE).
- Prof Chris Scott (Met) spoke to BBC Berkshire about the testing of a new rocket by Virgin Orbit.