Reading in the news - Wed 2 Sep02 September 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted by New Scientist on pupils returning to schools; and The Times on exercising outdoors lowering the risk of COVID-19 transmission;
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by The Sun on the possible effects of COVID-19 on men’s testicles
- Food and Drink Matters quotes Dr Washika Haak-Saheem (Henley Business School) on how changes of habits during the COVID-19 lockdown could be good for the environment.
- Dr William Bailey-Watson (IoE) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about the pros and cons of delaying next year’s A-level and GCSE exams to allow students to catch up following COVID-19 lockdown disruption.
- The Boar quotes Professor Mark Fellowes (Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Academic Planning and Resource) on the prospect of a government bailout for universities following the changes to A-level grading.
- The Reading Chronicle reports that the Museum of English rural Life will reopen next week. Read our news story.
- Horticulture Week credits the University of Reading and the Royal Horticultural society for research showing ivy is the best wall plant for cooling buildings.
- Carbon Brief refers to research by Professor Manoj Joshi (Meteorology) while at Reading into temperature changes over land and oceans.
- Ethical Marketing News report the UK Space Agency funding for a project led by the Institute for Environmental Analytics to use satellite data to reduce risk around informal settlements in Colombia. Read our news story.
- Two obituaries for Reading alumni mention them study at Reading: Sports presenter Steve Lee studied in 1970s, reports Sports Journalists and Kidderminster Shuttle; and civil servant Clive Ponting, known for leaking documents about the sinking of the Argentinian cruiser General Belgrano during the Falklands War, studied History, reports The Herald Scotland.