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Reading in the news - Fri 3 Dec – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Fri 3 Dec

Release Date 03 December 2021

Reading in the news


COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic

  • Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) was quoted by The Times on the effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine on the Omicron variant; by The Guardian (in print), and The Times (in print) on how to have a Covid-safe Christmas, and spoke to Al Jazeera Arabic and BBC Radio Surrey.  
  • Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about how to have safe Christmas Parties. 
  • Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) was quoted by The National News on viruses becoming milder over time.

#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment 


  • Professor Mark Fellowes (Biological Sciences) was quoted by Yahoo! and The Telegraph on the impact that domestic cats have on the UK's wildlife.
  • Research from the University on an expected increase in the turbulence of planes was mentioned by The Sun, Escape, and other outlets. 
  • Dr Keri Nicoll (Meteorology) is mentioned in an article about cloud seeding drone technology, in Sask Today

#UniForReading: reaffirming our role as a civic university 

  • Students from the University were mentioned by Newbury Today on helping a period poverty campaign with branding and marketing. 

Other Coverage:


  • Professor Rosa Freedman (Law) was interviewed by Channel 4 News and was mentioned by The Telegraph and Head Topics on cancel culture.
  • Professor Ian Givens (Agriculture) was quoted by Global Issues on findings that eating millet can combat anemia. 
  • DC News quotes Professor Mark Pagel (Biological Sciences) on the sounds and meanings of the oldest words. 
  • Dr Sharon Varney (Henley Business School) was mentioned by CSW on adapting new ways to work. 
  • Fintech and Finance mention Dr Naeema Pasha (Henley Business School) about an upcoming panel event. 
  • The University of Reading Library’s refurbishment were mentioned by Voltimum
  • An article on the University of Johannesburg's next art gallery curator on Arts Link and Creative Feel mentioned Henley Business School.


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