Reading in the news - Fri 9 Oct09 October 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live, France 24, France TV, LBC Radio, Heart Radio, BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire and BBC Radio West Midlands, and was quoted on BBC Radio Kent. He is quoted by Mail Online on many young people probably catching Covid-19 in a bar or restaurant; and the Science Times on calls by some scientists to pursue a herd immunity approach to the pandemic.
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by Newsweek on how long the coronavirus can live on skin and bleached surfaces.
#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to tackle the coronavirus crisis. Read our round-up
- The Reading Chronicle reports on the latest figures on confirmed coronavirus cases at the University, using the new dashboard.
Reading reading research: Times Education Supplement quotes Professor Rhona Stainthorp (IoE) on why following text with your finger can help develop reading skills.
- Smithsonian Magazine quotes Professor Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) on September 2020 being confirmed as the hottest globally on record.
- Further reports by The Sun and the Express quote Professor Jane Setter (English Language and Linguistics) on the accents of the children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
- In Your Area reports on the discovery of the burial site of the ‘Marlow Warlord’ by a Surrey metal detectorist, which was subsequently excavated by the University of Reading archaeologists. Read our news story.
- Voice of Vienna quotes Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou (Politics and IR) on the conviction of the leaders of the Greek party Golden Dawn.
- MSN News quotes Professor Philip Beaman (Psychology) on why certain songs stick in your head, after it was reported that prisoners in Oklahoma were tortured by being forced to listen to ‘Baby Shark’ on repeat.
- The Hindustan Times quotes PhD student Akshay Deoras (Meteorology) on the Mumbai monsoon.
- Perishable News reports on an Institute of Environmental Analytics project combining weather forecasts with historical data to assist fresh produce growers.
- The Media Line previews a video talk by Professor Rachel Mairs (Classics) on Arabic teachers and interpreters.
- Wokingham Borough Council’s news website previews next week’s Virtual Youth Climate Conference, where Africa Bauza Garcia-Arcicollar and Dr Alex McLaughlin from the University will be speaking.