Reading in the news - Mon 23 Nov23 November 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to Al Jazeera English; Times Radio (2hr 6 mins in); and is quoted in The Times (in print) about latest case numbers and R number, Mail Online about testing capacity, and again in Mail Online on nasal sprays that may protect against COVID-19 infection.
- Dr Clarke also spoke to BBC R5 Live and LBC about easing restrictions at Christmas; LBC on latest UK stats; BBC Radio Oxford’s phone in; and BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester about results from the development of a candidate vaccine at Oxford University.
- Telegraph quote Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) on developments on vaccines; and Professor Jones is also quoted in a Times article about vaccine ‘passports’.
- Further reports on a study suggesting that Italy was the first country to see Covid-19 cases asymptomatically, in Mail Online. Professor Mark Pagel (Biological Sciences) comments.
- Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) spoke to Sky News about plans for mass testing in the UK.
#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to tackle the coronavirus crisis. Read our round-up
- Further reports on the University of Reading’s plans for mass asymptomatic testing ahead of the Christmas holiday, in Reading Chronicle.
- BBC Radio Berkshire further mention a scheme to support young people with their mental health, and supported by Psychology student volunteers. Read our news story.
- LivingReading cover a new economic strategy launched by Reading UK, and quotes board member and the University’s Chief Financial Officer Sam Foley.
- Professor Roger Matthews (Archaeology) is quoted in a Financial Times article looking at the work of RASHID, which is preserving Iraq’s heritage and antiquities.
- The Times reports on a new book by Professor Ken Dark which covers the study of a former convent excavated in Nazareth which he believes stands on the site of Jesus’ childhood home.
- Professor Uma Kambhampati (Economics) has written a letter published in the Guardian support for calls to maintain foreign aid spending.
- BBC News online report on young entrepreneurs often suffering from imposter syndrome, and quotes Professor Ben Laker (Henley Business School).
- The Grocer (in print) and Medical Xpress mention a EIT Food-funded project led by Dr Simona Grasso (Agriculture) looking at consumer attitudes towards ‘hybrid meats’. Read our news story here.
- India Education Diary cover new research on the impact of heatwaves on human health. Lead author Chloe Brimicombe, Professors Hannah Cloke (Met and GES) and Ros Cornforth (Walker) are quoted. Read our news story here.
- Heart Berkshire mention a study looking at the experiences of Chinese students in the UK. Read our news story here.
- Further coverage of Health Claims Unpacked led by Professor Rodney Jones (English Language) in Food and Drink Technology.
- GetReading report that land formerly owned by the University has had work done to the woodlands.
- An interview with Jamie Cullum in the Independent (in print) notes that the jazz musician had already produced his first album by the time he graduated from Reading with a degree in English Literature and Film Studies.
- Park House on the Whiteknights Campus has been named in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide for Berkshire pubs, in GetReading.