Reading in the news - Fri 25 Sep25 September 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Prof Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted in the Times about the effect that the first vaccinations will have for people.
- Independent and Wales Online quote Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) in an article about a ‘zero-COVID’ strategy to reduce and manage infections.
- Dr Clarke spoke to Russia Today about plans to test a candidate vaccine by infecting patients with COVID-19, and BBC Berkshire about the start of the academic year for UK Universities.
- Retail Gazette quote Professor Moira Clark (Henley Business School) about potential stockpiling and how shops are poised to respond.
- Comments by Dr Naeema Pasha (Henley Business School) are included in an article for People Management about what lockdown and extended periods of home working is doing to employees’ mental health.
#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to tackle the coronavirus crisis. Read our round-up.
- BBC Berkshire spoke to UoR students about a suggestion that the Government will keep students from returning home for Christmas to avoid mass spreading of COVID-19, and what the University has done for students starting back.
- The visit of Universities Minister Michelle Donelan to UoR to see preparations for the new academic year are covered in Reading.co.uk.
- The RIBA Journal report on the reopening of schools of Architecture, and spoke to Professor Lorraine Farrelly (Architecture).
US Presidential election: Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics and IR) spoke to CNBC Europe about the upcoming election to decide the next US President. In addition, comments by Prof Kate Williams (History) appear in a Newsweek article about calls for Prince Harry to leave the line of succession following comments by the Duchess and Duke of Sussex about the US Presidential election.
Transgender Recognition Act: The Economist and Jewish Chronicle report on the a decision by the UK Government not to change gender recognition legislation, and quotes Professor Rosa Freedman (Law) about greater clarity needed around the proposed new law.
- The Daily Express reports on claims by Russia that Venus is ‘owned’ by them, and quotes Prof James Green (Law).
- Further coverage of research on the beneficial effect of ivy on insulating buildings in New Scientist (in print). Dr Tijana Blanusa (Biological Sciences) is quoted.
- Commercial News report on a quantum computer company which have leased space at the Thames Valley Science Park.