Reading in the news - Mon 2 Nov02 November 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) was interviewed on Good Morning Britain on ITV, TRT World, Talk Radio, BBC Politics South, LBC Radio, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester and Sky News. He wrote an article for The Spectator looking at the merits of the UK and Swedish approaches to the pandemic, with Talk Radio interviewing him as a result; and is quoted by the Daily Mail (and again); the Telegraph; Yahoo News; Get Reading; and Best Life Online.
- Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) is quoted in regional press around the UK on how effective a vaccine might be.
#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to tackle the coronavirus crisis. Read our round-up
- The University has announced a new hotline, among other measures to strengthen its response to Covid-19 within its community. Read our news story.
- BBC Radio Berkshire interviewed Vice Chancellor Professor Robert Van de Noort on the suspension of two students for breaching Covid-19 restrictions. BBC South Today also reported the suspensions.
- BBC Radio Berkshire interviewed the New Beginnings Reading charity, which teamed up with the University of Reading and Brighter Futures for Children last week to provide free meals to 250 children affected by the government decision not to extend free school meals through half term.
- Intelligencer quotes Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou (Politics & International Relations) on how the pandemic has impacted on far right politics.
- Charity Finance mentions the University’s move away from fossil fuel investment in a piece on investments.
- Reading.co.uk reports on Reading research into food waste. Read our news story.
- Wokingham Paper reports on Art students’ work being chosen from work across the South East for an online exhibition. Read our news story.
- University Business reports on a new book co-written by Professor Andrew Kakabadse (Henley Business School) on challenges facing university governing bodies.