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Reading in the news - Fri 22 May – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Fri 22 May

Release Date 22 May 2020

Reading in the news



  • Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) and Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) are quoted in an article for the Daily Mail about antibody tests available on the high street.
  • The Times also quotes Dr Clarke about antibody testing in a report on Scotland’s plan to ease lockdown.
  • Dr Edwards spoke to talkSport and BBC London about antibody testing.
  • Prof Helen Dodd (Psychology) is quoted about children’s mental health during lockdown in an article for the Telegraph on the psychology of having a heatwave during the pandemic.
  • India Today quote Prof Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) on a partnership between AstraZeneca and Oxford Uni to make a vaccine at scale.
  • Dr Charmi Patel (Henley Business School) is quoted in Forbes about more flexible working conditions to cope with Covid-19, particularly for working parents.


Sunshine record: Record sunshine for spring recorded at the UoR Weather Station is reported in the Telegraph (and on the front page of the print edition), The Sun, and . Prof Andrew Charlton-Perez (Met) spoke to BBC Berkshire about the record.




  • Wokingham Paper reports on the launch of a new online portal for the University of Reading’s museums.



Other coverage:


  • An article for CNN looks at the health benefits of drinking tea, and quotes Prof Gunter Kuhnle (Food).
  • Research by Professor Giles Harrison (Meteorology) and colleagues about 1960s nuke tests increasing rainfall appears in New Scientist (print edition).
  • TimeOut meanwhile covers research on falling pollution in London.
  • Karen Rowlett (Library) is quoted in a WonkHE article about the impact of Covid-19 on libraries, and how they’ve adapted.
  • The Conversation have run an article by Annalisa Marzano (classics) about the history of Roman gardens.
  • Dr Vladimir Rauta (Politics and IR) is quoted in The National about proxy wars being fought in Africa.
  • International Investment report on a new collaboration between the financial services organisations in partnership with the Henley Business School.










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