Reading in the news - Fri 29 May29 May 2020
#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to help during the crisis
- The University’s llama herd, and their role in helping find antibodies that could help treat COVID-19, highlighted as Professor Gary Stephens (Pharmacy) spoke to Heart Radio, in hourly news bulletins, and to BBC Radio Berkshire. His Conversation article was printed in the i Paper (Friday edition) and i news website. Read our news story >
- NutraIngredients reports that UK gut health experts, including Professor Glenn Gibson and Dr Gemma Walton (Chemistry, Food & Pharmacy), have written to the Department for Health on the role of pre- and probiotics against COVID-19.
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to Talk Radio’s breakfast show about the science behind new UK government ‘6 people’ rules
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences), and Dr Clarke, are quoted in the Daily Mail, Time Posts, Daily Post, and MedScape on COVID-19 test kits available to buy from online retailers
- Dr Clarke quoted on the science behind the ‘two metre’ social distancing rule quoted by Press Association and used in dozens of regional media, such as the Yorkshire Post and Metro.
- Dr Manuela Gonzalez-Suarez (Biological Sciences) interviewed by Harper’s Bazaar on links between environmental damage and future pandemics.
- Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) explained how the new Test & Trace system will work in the UK to BBC Radio Berkshire’s Andrew Peach.
Rugby to business: World Cup-winning Springboks rugby star Tendai Mtawarira has started an online course at Henley Business School Africa, thanks to a scholarship programme, reports South Africa’s Biz Community.
Horn discovery: Fishermen in Wales unearthed the horn of an auroch, an ancient cattle breed, in the Severn Estuary – Professor Martin Bell (Archaeology) is mentioned in coverage in the South Wales Argus.
- Former Reading lecturer James Carter talks about the power of poetry on BBC Berkshire.
- Chris Bones, formerly of Henley Business School quoted by the Financial Times on the move by big-name food makers to sell products direct to the public online.
- The Eastern Relief Road, which serves Thames Valley Science Park, and other new roads are filling the area up with traffic, a Shinfield parish councillor tells the Wokingham Paper.
- The University is included in a Reading version of the boardgame, reports Get Reading