Reading in the news - Thu 23 Sep
Release Date 23 September 2021
#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to tackle the coronavirus crisis
- Latest research involving Fifi the llama from the University of Reading has shown that the specialist antibodies taken from llamas can help treat Covid-19, on BBC News Online, Sky News Online, Telegraph (and in print), Independent, Daily Express, The Sun (in print), Daily Star (in print), , Newsweek, RTE; and in the Mail Online, Metro (and in print), Evening Standard, Yahoo! News and more than one hundred local media outlets via PA. The story was mentioned on BBC News Channel’s Outside Source, BBC Radio 4’s World at One, BBC World Radio, BBC Shetland, and BBC Radio Berkshire. UKRI have also shared the new research. Read more about Fifi the llama’s role in Covid-19 research.
#PlanetPartners: Reading’s global work for a sustainable future
- Dr Alex Arnall (Agriculture) was quoted in the Mail Online and in the Daily Mail (in print) regarding the importance of what the fifth Ocean State Report reveals about our environment's future, including coastal erosion and flooding in coastal communities around the world.
- Newsbreak and other media outlets quote Dr Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) on a report that he led which explores how lawmakers can slow the effects of man-made climate change.
- BerkshireLive reports that the University of Reading will be involved in hosting this year's Reading Climate Festival.
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to BBC Berkshire to answer listeners’ questions
- BBC News Channel discuss a new app to help people with stammers, which has been co-created by experts from UoR’s School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences.
- Further coverage of research about using natural plant extracts to cut the cancer risk of processed meats, in Food Ingredients, Nutrition Insight and the Reading Chronicle. Read our news story.
- Research about how fruit and vegetable consumption an exercise can lead to a happier life was discussed in Express Informer, as well as other publications.
- Professor Martin Bell’s (Archaeology) research was discussed in Current Archaeology in relation to the mystery of 'The Long Man of Wilmington'.
- Professional Pensions writes that a new ballot over university staff pensions will be considered in the University of Reading among other institutions.
- BBC Berkshire spoke to Professor James Reade (Economics) about financial fair play rules in football.
- The University of Reading is listed in a Tab article about costs of student accommodation.
- Dr Tara Pirie (Biological Sciences) spoke to BBC Berkshire as part of a regular ‘coffee club’ segment.
- Construction News report on new studios being built for Sky, and notes the deal for new studio space being built in Shinfield.