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Reading in the news - Fri 16 Oct

Release Date 16 October 2020

Reading in the news

COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic

  • Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) was a guest on a BBC Radio 5 Live phone-in, responding to the thoughts of the public about regional restrictions.
  • Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by China Daily Hong Kong on transmission among students.
  • Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about the effectiveness of the government’s new Covid regional restrictions.
  • EG quotes a Real Estate & Planning student on her aspirations for the future and how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected her studies.

#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to tackle the coronavirus crisis. Read our round-up

  • Get Reading reports on the Vice Chancellor’s address to students over obeying Covid-19 restrictions.
  • BBC Radio Berkshire spoke to two Reading students about how their courses are going during the pandemic.

Deadly heatwaves: Professor Hannah Cloke (GES) writes for New Scientist about the invisible threat that heatwaves pose in the UK. Read our expert comment from PhD student Chloe Brimicombe (GES) for Disaster Risk Reduction Day on Wednesday on the same issue.

Other coverage

  • Viborg Folkeblad (Denmark) mentions Reading research showing agroforestry increases the number of pollinators found on farmland, in an article on agroforestry. Read our news story.
  • People Management quotes Steve Ludlow (Henley Business School) on a rising lack of proficiency among workforces.
  • Wokingham Today quotes Councillor Clive Jones, deputy leader of Wokingham Liberal Democrats and soon-to-be governor at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, as saying he is hopeful a new Royal Berkshire Hospital could be a teaching hospital in partnership with the University.
  • The MERL was mentioned on BBC Radio Berkshire in an interview with Councillor Karen Rowland, Reading Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture, as being a recipient of Arts Council England funding. Read our news story.
  • Immobilien Zeitung (Germany) publishes the climate stripes for Germany, created by Professor Ed Hawkins (Meteorology), in an article on rising temperatures due to climate change.
  • reports that a Reading student is competing in an agriculture scholarship contest for innovative farming ideas.
  • City AM report on the state of sports governance, based on a survey carried out with Henley Business School.
  • New Forest National Park Authority announces that Professor Gavin Parker (Henley Business School) has been appointed chair of its board.


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