The 'David vs Goliath battle' between flu and humans - Reading in the news Tue 30 Jan
Release Date 30 January 2018
Here is today's media coverage report.
Understanding flu: Radio 4’s The Life Scientific programme interviewed Professor Wendy Barclay from Imperial College London about the ‘David vs Goliath battle’ between the flu virus and the human body, including a mention of her time researching influenza at the University of Reading as a molecular virologist.
Archaeology awards: Dr Jim Leary (Archaeology) spoke to BBC Radio Wiltshire (23 mins 20 secs) about the findings at last year’s Archaeology Field School in the Vale of Pewsey, which have seen him nominated for Archaeologist of the Year by Current Archaeology Magazine. Read our news story on Reading’s triple nomination in the awards.
Strike announcement: BBC Radio Berkshire reported the University and College Union (UCU) announcement that members, including staff at Reading, will be taking industrial action over pensions for 14 days, starting on February 22.
- Heart Radio mentioned Henley Business School research that showed having conversations in the workplace can help improve rapport between employees and managers. Read Henley’s news story.
- Visiting Professor David Gregory (Chemistry, Food & Pharmacy) has been announced as new Chairperson of the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre, report Scotland Food and Drink, WorldFishing.net and Fish Site.
- Further coverage of the analysis of LinkedIn’s 2018 buzzwords list, quoting Professor Rodney Jones (English Language and Applied Linguistics), appears in Social Samosa, Undercover Recruiter, Global Recruiter and BeritaSatu.com in Indonesia.