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Reading in the news - Thu 2 Dec – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Thu 2 Dec

Release Date 02 December 2021

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COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic

  • Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) was quoted by The Times (and in print) on effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine on the Omicron variant; Today UK News on why England is not advising people to work from home; BBC Berkshire (and again here) and by Heart Radio Berkshire and Heart Radio Kent on Christmas and COVID.
  • Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) was quoted by The Times (and in print) on how to have a COVID-safe Christmas. 
  • Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) answered BBC Radio Berkshire's questions on the Omicron variant. 

#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment 

  • Professor Mark Fellowes (Biological Sciences) was quoted by The Telegraph (and in print) on the impact that domestic cats have on the UK's wildlife.
  • Professor Ed Hawkins (Meteorology) was mentioned by Country Living for his climate stripes merchandise which raising money for environmental charities and the University to fund climate research.
  • PhD researcher Akshay Deoras (Meteorology) was quoted by Hindustan Times on the climate impact of La Niña: an annual complex weather pattern.

Other Coverage:

  • The University's strike action over pensions was mentioned by ITV News online, ITV Meridian, Greatest Hits RadioWhat's On, Heart Radio Berkshire and Professor Robert Van de Noort (Vice-Chancellor of the University) was quoted by BBC Radio Berkshire.
  • Professor Rosa Freedman (Law) was quoted by The Sun (and in print) on harassment, and she was mentioned by Good Morning Britain on cancel culture. 
  • BBC Radio Berkshire spoke to the University of Reading team following their last 16 win on University Challenge.
  • Professor Suzanne Graham (Education) was quoted by Vulture on learning new languages while using a browser app that teaches you as you watch TV.
  • Dr Helen Parish (History) was quoted by Stuff on findings that people who are stressed tend to prepare for Christmas earlier. 
  • Dr Naeema Pasha (Henley Business School) was quoted by Marie Claire on normalizing career changes. 
  • Professor Ian Givens (Agriculture / IFNH) was quoted by IPS NewsGlobal Issues, and Moja News on a study he co-authored that found eating millet could combat anemia. 
  • Henley Business School Africa was mentioned by YIBA for being the first school to be accredited by the Association of African Business Schools. 
  • A previous professor at Reading was mentioned by Athlone Advertiser on being appointed as visiting professor at the Technological University of Shannon. 
  • A talk about the Ure Museum's Egyptian collection was mentioned on The Swansea Bay.
  • A student from Reading was mentioned by Hort News as being one of the NFU's Student & Young Farmer Ambassadors for 2022.  
  • A Henley graduate was mentioned by Forbes for developing an idea concerning the requirements for meaningful societal change.
  • A Reading graduate was mentioned by NWZ and SKIPR on becoming a new member of the Supervisory Board of the Northwest Hospital Group.
  • An article on a graduate of Reading was published by People Newspapers.



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