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Reading in the news - Wed 31 Mar – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Wed 31 Mar

Release Date 31 March 2021

Reading in the news


COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic

  • Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by Reuters, Mail Online, This is Money, CNBC Africa, The Star in Malaysia, Metro US, Yahoo News Singapore, and US radio station websites on virus mutations.
  • Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted in the Daily Mail on Germany banning the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for under-60s; Mail Online about a study on the deadliness of the Kent variant; answered listeners’ questions on BBC Radio Berkshire (approx. 3 hours 5 mins in); was on LBC talking about vaccines; and TalkRADIO about new ONS data on antibody prevalence in the UK.
  • Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) joined BBC Radio Berkshire to answer listeners’ questions about Covid-19.
  • Prof Glenn Gibson (Food) was on BBC Radio Berkshire talking about how probiotics can help Covid-19 patients.
  • Dr Norbert Morawetz (Henley Business School)  is quoted in City AM for a piece on employment during the pandemic. The article is reproduced on MSN.

#UniForReading: fulfilling our role as a civic university


  • The Planner reports on the planning approval of the first temporary stages in the Shinfield Studios scheme at Thames Valley Science Park. Read our news story.

Animal rescue: Dr Phil Baker (Biological Sciences) spoke to BBC Radio 4 about the fate of animals who have been injured and brought home by cats.

Ever Given: Professor Hannah Cloke spoke to ITV News at 10 on Monday evening about the cargo ship that was stuck in the Suez Canal.


Other coverage

  • Katie Barfoot (Psychology) featured on a Naked Scientists podcast talking about the relationship between flavonoids and the brain.
  • South African radio station Kaya FM mentions Henley Business School research into side hustles for a piece on how to make some extra money.
  • Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean and Director at Henley Business School Africa, has his contribution to a report into risks faced by financial advisers and insurance brokers in the coming years mentioned in an FA News article.
  • Dr Darius Widera (Pharmacy) is quoted by Pharma Live on a study into a new cancer treatment.
  • Prof Ian Givens (Food) is quoted in a Dairy Farmer (print) article on the future of the dairy industry.
  • Dr Alanna Skuse (English Lit) has written an article for Qrius on how literature can tell us about historical attitudes towards transplants.
  • A Reading Typography graduate, who designed the font for the Minari movie poster, writes a blog on Medium about studying at Reading and his career.


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