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Reading in the news - Wed 15 Sep – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Wed 15 Sep

Release Date 15 September 2021

Reading in the news


COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic 

  • Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted in the Independent (and in their online newspaper edition), Yahoo! News, ABC News Australia, China Daily about the newly announced winter plan for limiting the spread of Covid-19 in the UK, iNews about vaccines for 12-15 year olds, and in Breitbart about concerns over vaccinating children. Dr Clarke also spoke to BBC Manchester, BBC Berkshire and BBC Foyle.
  • Sky News reports on the slowdown of vaccination rollout in the UK compared to other countries, and quotes Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy). The article is reproduced in other regional channels, and Dr Edwards spoke to BBC Berkshire about the Covid-19 winter plan for the UK.
  • Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted in the Times (and in print) about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine which won’t be used during booster vaccines; and also in the Times about comments made by Nicki Minaj who was barred from a major event due to spreading misinformation about vaccines.
  • Newsweek quotes Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics and IR) about the recall election of Californian Governor over Covid-19 handling. The article is reproduced in Head Topics.


#PlanetPartners: Reading’s global work for a sustainable future

  • Heart Berkshire mention that the University of Reading is hosting a climate education summit featuring voices from Government, young people and climate experts about the need for improved climate teaching in the curriculum.
  • Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography/Meteorology) spoke to BBC World’ Weather Watch about extreme weather events.
  • Anglia Farmer (in print) further reports on the Close the Hedgerow project about ecological benefits of better hedgerow management.


Other coverage

  • CapX reproduces an article in the Conversation by Professor Jacopo Torriti and PhD researcher Timur Yunusov about electricity prices.
  • Dr David Rose (Agriculture) is quoted in Science Business about genetic modification in farming.
  • Claire Hewett (Henley Business School) comments in People Management (in print) about what’s ‘next’ for digital learning for businesses.
  • CMI reports on racism in the workplace, following a webinar featuring Dr Naeema Pasha (Henley Business School).
  • Professors Andrew and Nada Kakabadse and PhD researcher Ruchi Goyal (Henley Business School) write for Financier Worldwide about cyber security threats that board members need to understand.


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