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Reading in the news - Wed 25 Mar – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Wed 25 Mar

Release Date 25 March 2020

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  • Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to Sky News (and here) and TalkRADIO about the announcement of increasing measures to delay spread of Covid-19, and is quoted in the Independent and Yahoo! News about reports of a second wave of the virus affecting Hong Kong.
  • The Conversation have published a piece written by Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) about testing for Covid-19 and what’s being developed. The article was republished by Yahoo! News.
  • Comments by Prof Bill Collins (Met) about  appear in the Independent, Mail Online, The New European, and many local UK papers.
  • Prof Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted in an article for the Daily Mail that medics are more likely to catch Covid-19, and in The Times about reports that the virus was found on a cruise liner 17 days after it was evacuated. 




Read more of our expert comments on our news site.

New Thinking: Amy Butt (Architecture) joined the BBC New Thinking podcast run in conjunction with AHRC. Butt spoke about how science fiction extends beyond literature into other disciplines including the built environment.


Other coverage


  • The Psychologist have published a piece by Tim Anstiss and Jonathan Passmore (Henley Business School) on the topic of compassion.
  • An obituary for Jessica Houdret, an author and film maker on herbs and their uses, is published by the Daily Telegraph. Houdret studied English Literature at UoR as a mature student.



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