Reading in the news - Tue 6 Oct06 October 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- The Times looks at the use of health trackers to measure oxygen levels and quotes Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences), and Dr Clarke was interviewed on BBC Radio London and BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester.
- Dr Rachel McCloy (Psychology) is quoted in Mail Online about a club taking legal action against the Government over the 10pm curfew.
- New York Times reports about a possible case of neglect which led to the death of a 12 year-old child, which may have been made worse due to the pandemic. Dr Alejandra Perotti (Biological Sciences) is quoted.
- WNBC Cozi TV mention research by UoR Economics about the potential effect of allowing small numbers of spectators watch sport on case rates.
‘Marlow Warlord’: Further coverage of the discovery of the burial of a 6th century Anglo-Saxon chieftain, and excavation by University of Reading archaeologists, in Mail Online, BBC News site, Science Daily, Phys.org, UniLad, and the Maidenhead Advertiser, and Dr Gabor Thomas spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire. Read our news story.
Black History Month: BBC Berkshire spoke to Beth Rebisz (History) about her PhD research on British Colonialism with the Museum of British Colonialism, and about Black History Month. Read more about events taking place during Black History Month at UoR here.
- Times Education Supplement look at whether the ubiquitous Comic Sans helps dyslexic learners. Prof Sue Walker (Typography) and Dr Holly Joseph (Education) are quoted, and the creator of the typeface Vincent Connare is a UoR graduate.
- A new podcast series by Kew Gardens looks at interesting stories that have botany behind them. Prof Richard Ellis (Agriculture) appears in the fifth episode, Harm or Harmony: How safe are we from the foods we eat?’.
- Further reporting on a Reading study (Pharmacy) that shows flatworms could replace rabbits for cosmetics testing, in Cosmetic Business. Read our news story.
- Gizmodo Australia look at cyber security concerns around microchip implants, and quotes Emeritus Professor Kevin Warwick.
- MSN Spain report on the appointment of Visiting Professor Jose Pla Barber to be the next President of the Caixa Ontinyent bank.
- A rare weather phenomenon, a water tornado, seen off the coast of Mumbai is reported in Hindustan Times. PhD researcher Akshay Deoras (Met) is quoted.
- Wokingham.today report on a quantum physics firm moving to the Thames Valley Science Park.
- Henley Africa MBA graduate Loyiso Bala is interviewed by 702.co.za about his ambition to study further.