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Reading in the news - Thu 10 Jun

Release Date 10 June 2021

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COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic 

  • Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted in a Financial Times article about the Delta variant. 
  • Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to BBC Radio Manchester about the UK's vaccine supplies; and BBC Radio Oxford about lifting of restrictions and rising COVID-19 cases.
  • Berkshire Live lists UoR's SportsPark and London Road Campus as surge testing sites for COVID-19. 

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

  • The Hindustan Times quotes PhD student Akshay Deoras on Doppler radars forecasting clouds in Mumbai. 
  • BBC Radio Cornwall mentions Professor Richard Allan's (Met) research on higher rainfall levels in the UK.    

Vegan diets: Comments by Professor Gunter Kuhnle (Food) on the reliability of new research conducted elsewhere, which suggests vegan and vegetarian diets may reduce the severity of COVID-19, are reported by news sites including The Irish Examiner, The Eastern Eye and China Daily

Racial equity: The ‘Equity Effect', a new Henley Business School report on racial equity and the impact on businesses, is covered by City AM and MSN. Read Henley's story here.

Other Coverage:

  • Frozen Food Europe mentions a UoR study on processed meats in burgers. 
  • Dr Mark Dallas' (Pharmacy) comments on the clinical trials of newly approved Alzheimer's drugs are further covered by News Cabal.
  • Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics) is quoted in NewsWeek on Donald Trump's relationship with China's government. 
  • The India Education Diary covers news that UoR has risen three places since last year in the QS World University Rankings 2022. Read our news story.
  • The Hampshire Live and Northants Live cover news that Dr Matt Ordidge (Research Fellow) was offered his second COVID jab in Portsmouth, despite living in Reading. 
  • The Warrington Guardian reports that former UoR student Lucy Glover has been named in the Team GB rowing squad for the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Jon Foster-Pedley (Henley Business School South Africa) has written an opinion piece for Daily Maverick on the importance of good teachers.
  • AgTrader and other Australian news sites report on research Reading was involved in on the health benefits of drinking milk.
  • Nursery World runs a feature on how children's play has changed during the pandemic - containing comment from professor Helen Dodd (Psychology).
  • A Toddleabout article on encouraging pre-school children to eat fruit and vegetables mentions UoR research on introducing visual techniques through picture books.
  • AdvanceHE features case studies from UoR on how the University is representing and embedding the student voice into its policies and practices.



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