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Reading in the news - Wed 16 Sep – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Wed 16 Sep

Release Date 16 September 2020

Reading in the news


COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic


  • Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to LBC News about the current problems with Covid-19 testing in the UK, and is quoted in Huffington Post and Yahoo! News about how risky certain activities are for catching COVID-19.
  • Comments by Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) about immune responses to COVID vaccine trials are included in the print edition of the Economist.
  • Modern Diplomacy report on Professor Uma Kambhampati’s (Economics) research about how women world leaders are outperforming male counterparts in response to the pandemic.


Biodiversity loss: Articles in the Times (in print) and Yorkshire Post (in print) about a UN report about biodiversity loss quote Professor Tom Oliver (Biological Sciences).

Titanic: Comments by Professor Chris Scott (Meteorology) about how a space weather event could have been partly to blame for the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 appears in a Mail Online article.


Other coverage

  • Professor Chris Scott (Meteorology) spoke to BBC Berkshire about the discovery of clues that there may be life on Venus.
  • The National Interest have republished a blog for The Conversation by Dr David Rose (Agriculture) looking at how the increase in technology in farming could result in a loss of traditional knowledge and lifestyle. Read our news story about his study.
  • Wokingham Paper (in print) reports on the reopening of the MERL to visitors.


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