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Reading in the news - Tue 20 Jul – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Tue 20 Jul

Release Date 20 July 2021

Reading in the news


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COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic 

  • Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted in CNN and Archyde on the hospitality industry leading to increased infection rates; BMJ on the effectiveness of self isolating; The Daily Mail about countries on the UK’s amber list; and spoke to BBC Hereford and Worcestor about encouraging young people to get the vaccine.
  • Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire following the government press conference on ‘Freedom Day’.
  • Dr Carl Singleton (Economics) co-wrote an article for The Conversation on lack of home support at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics due to Covid restrictions, published by QRIUS.

Other Coverage:

  • Jon Foster Pedley (Dean and Director of Henley Business School Africa) writes for the Daily Maverick on how businesses should face up to crises.
  • Professor Emeritus Phillipa Darbre (formerly of Biological Sciences) is quoted in The Times on her research on the health impacts of cosmetics.
  • Reach MD quotes Professor Gunter Kuhnle (Food) on herbal supplements being marketed as diet pills. 
  • Dr Alistair Culham (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) is quoted in The Express on when plants should be watered. 
  • Dr Conor Carville (English) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about the Samuel Beckett Research Centre at the University, and the writer’s legacy.
  • Former Reading Associate Profesor Ben Neumann (Biological Sciences) is quoted by the International Business Times on how viruses and parasites could theoretically turn people and animals into zombies.
  • Eit Food mentions the launch of a free online nutrition course for medical professionals, to which Reading has contributed content.
  • The Weather Observatory on the University campus is mentioned in a BBC Radio Devon piece on drought and rainfall.
  • Reading Architecture student Chlöe Louise Little is quoted in Newsbreak and Yahoo articles about overpacking for university students. 


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