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Reading in the news - Tue 2 Mar

Release Date 02 March 2021

Reading in the news


Space Hurricane: Widespread coverage of new research which has found a plasma hurricane in space, in the Mirror, Independent, Sky News, Mail Online, Evening Standard, MSN News and more than 100 local titles, and Lad Bible. Prof Mike Lockwood (Met) who was involved in the paper is quoted. Read our news story about the research here.


COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic 

  • Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by Mail Online and Metro on the relationship between obesity and vaccine effectiveness.
  • Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to Times Radio (approx. 11 mins in), and is quoted by LBC about the Brazilian variant of concern and the Telegraph about another variant, B1525. Dr Clarke’s comments about the Brazilian variant were also mentioned on BBC Berkshire, and played across BBC radio including BBC R2, BBC R4 and 5 Live.
  • Cheddar Business, a US cable channel, mention research by Prof Uma Kambhampati (Economics) on how female world leaders have responded better than their male counterparts to the pandemic.


#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to tackle the coronavirus crisis

  • Further coverage of a project looking at how farmers’ mental health has been affected by the pandemic, on Greatest Hits Radio online. Dr David Rose is quoted.


Other coverage

  • Naked Scientists podcast spoke to Prof Andrew Glennerster (Psychology) about making normal TV look 3D.
  • Dr Claire Ryder (Met) spoke to BBC Berkshire about her work looking at Saharan dust and climate change.
  • report on research about how ecosystems respond to rising temperatures, and quotes Prof Chris Venditti who was involved in the paper.
  • Research by Dr Julia Vogt (Psychology) is quoted in an article for Medium about happiness.
  • Express Online covers Prof Gunter Kuhnle’s (Food) research on flavanols. Read more about the paper here.
  • Coverage of research about how high fat diets may be over activating the heart to produce destructive proteins, in Medical Xpress, Big News Network and Tech Times. Dr Naureen Sunbal Bhatti (Biological Sciences) is quoted. Read our news story here.
  • Prof Chris Scott (Met) spoke to BBC Berkshire about meteors that were spotted in the UK.
  • Bloomberg further report on the four day working week and cite the Henley Business School report on the subject.
  • Arable Farming (in print) report on a number of UKRI-funded projects about the food system, including a project led by Prof Carol Wagstaff (Food). Read more here.
  • Prof Michael Schmitt (Law) is among the experts speaking at US Cyber Command’s annual legal conference, reports Lawfare.
  • Reading Chronicle reports about planning for a new Greggs to be opened near to the Whiteknight Campus.
  • Former UoR Chancellor Sir John Madejski has backed a new scholarship scheme, in Wokingham Today.


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