Reading in the news - Mon 19 Oct19 October 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) writes for the Spectator on several aspects of the pandemic, and is quoted in a Mail on Sunday Q&A, by the Girl Sun. He also appeared on BBC South and BBC Radio Hereford and Worcestershire.
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by Newsweek on the potential for the virus to spread in sewage.
#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to tackle the coronavirus crisis. Read our round-up
- The Reading Chronicle and Wokingham Today report on the University’s progress towards getting a testing centre set up on campus.
- The Sunday Times mentions Dr Jane Parker’s research that led to loss of taste and smell being a recognised Covid-19 symptom in a feature on cases where patients have been left with ongoing issues.
Farm robots: The Times quotes Dr David Rose (Agri-Economics) on how farming could look in the future.
Golden Dawn: Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou (Politics & International Relations) spoke to TRT World about the conviction of the leaders of Golden Dawn, a far right political party in Greece.
- Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation interviewed Paul Inman (Pro-Vice-Chancellor: International) about opportunities at the NUIST Academy in Nanjing, China, for students unable to travel to the UK to attend university.
- The Guardian runs a picture spread of photos from the Photo Oxford Festival 2020, chaired by Paul Inman (PVC International).
- BBC Radio Berkshire spoke to Visiting Fellow Stephen Burt (Meteorology) about the wettest spell ever seen in Reading earlier this month.
- Get Reading quotes Dr Roger Brugge (Meteorology) in a feature looking back at the Great Storm of 1987.
- BBC Radio Berkshire spoke to Dr Lily Fitzgibbon (Psychology) about why children tell fibs to their parents.
- Sputnik News quotes Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics & International Relations) by on UK/US relations.
- The Herald Scotland and Glasgow Evening Times mention Reading research (Economics) into the impact of playing football matches behind closed doors, in its review of the weekend’s Premier League action.
- Get Reading reports on a study co-authored by Reading into the threat of roads to hedgehogs.
- Wokingham Today and Reading.co.uk report that The MERL has received a share of Arts Council England funding to support online engagement schemes during the pandemic. Read our news story.
- Bracknell News refers to Henley Business School research revealing alternative plans for the regeneration of Bracknell town centre that ultimately did not go ahead.
- China.org quotes Professor Rajneesh Narula (Henley Business School) on ongoing negotiations over a trade deal between the UK and the EU.
- Business Insider reports details of Henley Business School Africa’s MBA courses in a feature comparing the price of various options.
- A man who lost his job during the Covid-19 pandemic but has since set up his own business referenced Henley Business School research during a BBC Radio Northampton interview showing side hustle businesses make a huge contribution to the UK economy.
- Produce Business UK reports on data science techniques being used by the Institute of Environmental Analytics to help produce companies improve crop management.