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Reading in the news - Thu 14 Oct

Release Date 14 October 2021

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COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic

  • Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to BBC Radio Norfolk and BBC Radio Oxford, and was quoted by The TimesThe London EconomicKNEWS, The Week, and The National on a critical report of the UK's handling of the pandemic; The Guardian, Yahoo!The Nations News, NewsBreak, KNEWS, TVN, MedScape and BusinessFast on scientists receiving death threats after commenting on the pandemic; and he answered Good Morning Britain's questions about the UK's flu jab drive. 
  • Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) spoke with BBC Radio Berkshire on vaccinations in younger populations between the ages of 12-15 years old. 
  • Jon Foster-Pedley (Henley Business School Africa) discussed vaccinations and the importance of Covid-safety in Henley Business School Africa with John Maytham on his podcast, CapeTalk. This was also reported by MSN News. 

#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment 

  • Professor Mathew Owens (Meteorology) was quoted by Express, UNILAD and other news aggregation sites on the chance of a G5 storm hitting Earth in the future.
  • Professor Paul Williams (Meteorology) was quoted by ClashDaily on the global reduction of wind speeds due to climate change. 
  • Professor Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) was quoted by Creative Brief on the irreversibility of some effects of climate change.

Other coverage:

  • Professor Rosa Freedman (Law) was mentioned by The Times on supporting a professor at the heart of a trans debate. Professor Freedman also features in this Arirang TV report on the Afghan refugee crisis.
  • The University was mentioned in this Reading Today article about a plot of land in Earley that is currently undergoing a planning application from another developer.
  • Global Investor Group mentioned the University's partnership with the IMCA Centre, which provides sponsored scholarships to individuals in developing countries across Africa and Asia.
  • The University was mentioned by Leicestershire Live on the backing of Rebel Business School's campaign 'Think Like A Rebel' which aims to inspire young people into business. 
  • Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics) was quoted by NewsWeek on the threat that Donald Trump poses to Biden's presidency. 
  • Melina Moolman, managing director of MMA Recruitment based at the University, was quoted by MedicalBrief on plans to increase the number of nurses from South Africa and Zimbabwe, among other countries, in the UK. 
  • Sustainable fashion designer and chief executive of Hurr, Victoria Prew, mentioned her education at Henley Business School during an interview with The Times.
  • Criminal defence lawyer, Jim Sturman, mentioned his past education at the University during an interview with The Times.



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