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Reading in the news - Thu 8 Apr – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Thu 8 Apr

Release Date 08 April 2021

Reading in the news


COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic

  • Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to Deutsche Welle about COVID-19 in Brazil; answered listeners’ questions on BBC Radio 5 Live, LBC, talkRADIO; BBC Berkshire, and talkSPORT; BBC local radio stations including BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire, and BBC Radio Northampton, about the risks of the AZ jab; and BBC London TV about the symptoms of blood clots. Dr Clarke is also quoted in an article for TheUSPost.

#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment 

Online antisemitism: An article for the Jewish Chronicle about the rise of antisemitism online following the pandemic mentions an academic campaign that includes Profs Rosa Freedman and Ruvi Ziegler (Law).


Other coverage

  • CNN reports on the declining use of ‘chop suey’ typefaces, and mentions the University of Reading’s Typography and Graphic Communication department.
  • Farming Weekly interviews UoR Agriculture graduate and livestock auctioneer Sally Mitchell.
  • Prof Bhismadev Chakrabarti (Psychology) is quoted in the Daily Hunt and the Healthsite in an article about support for families with children with autism.
  • The Mirror (in print) spoke to UoR FTT graduate Rebecca Watson about starting a career during the pandemic.
  • An article about risk in investing for Portfolio Adviser cites research from Henley Business School about risk tolerance and age.
  • This is Wiltshire carries an article about a UoR student who benefitted from a local bursary to help him continue his classics degree.


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