Reading in the news - Wed 16 Feb
16 February 2022
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr David Rose (Agriculture) spoke to BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Suffolk about his research on the impact of Covid on farmers' mental health. BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC Radio Devon, BBC Radio Suffolk, and CFM Radio Carlisle also report on the research. Read our news story.
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted by The BMJ on the UK's scrapping of isolation rules.
- Professor Richard Bennett (Agriculture) is quoted by Il Giornale Del Cibo on confidence in agri-food since the start of the pandemic.
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- Professor Richard Allan (Meteorology) was interviewed by France 24 on the effects of climate change.
- Professor Bill Collins (Meteorology) is quoted by the Daily Mail (and in print) and Big World Tale on the air pollution caused by wood burning. Read his comments in full on our website.
- Mirage News reports on a three-year research project led by Professor Danny Feltham (Meteorology) to deliver a model of sea-ice fragmentation's role in the melting of the Arctic ice-cap to climate and weather modelling groups.
- The University Challenge quarter-final between Imperial College and Reading is reported by The Sun, Mirror, Berkshire Live, UAE News, and others. The University's team captain, Michael Hutchinson spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about their performance.
- Dr Robbie Girling and Dr James Ryalls (Agriculture) are quoted by South Africa Today on research that revealed the effects of pollution on pollinators' ability to smell crops and wildflowers. Read our news story.
- Yahoo!, Ameritrade, Street Insider and others report of a Reading graduate's appointment as Nucleome Therapeutic's Chief Business Officer.
- Reading is mentioned by The Sun and others as one of the many UK universities where some staff will be taking strike action over pension and pay disputes.
- Guy Baxter (Head of Archives) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about the recent donation of James Joyce's artefacts and personal letters to the University. Read our news story.
- Dr Jim Leary (formerly Archaeology) is quoted by History Extra on the excavation of Silbury Hill.
- An article by Dr Jorge Guira (Law) on The Conversation on the economic impact of Ukraine's tension with Russia is republished by UPI and QRIUS.
- Professor Duncan Garrow (Archaeology) is quoted by News of The South on the discovery of a 5,000-year-old chalk sculpture.
- A student from the University spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire as part of a regular ‘Coffee Club’ segment.
- The University is listed by Analytics India Mag as a successful applicant to the Turing Network Development Awards in AI.
- A previous Typography researcher and consultant employed by the University is the subject of Eye Magazine's article on workflow.
- Media Update reports on an MBA holder from Henley Business School's appointment as African Bank's head of strategic comms and PR.
- Business Innovation Mag reports on a Reading graduate's appointment to Alder King's energy team as a negotiator.
- Professor Simon Pearson, a former scientist at the University, is quoted by British Farmer & Grower (in print) on artificial labour in growing, harvesting, and packing produce.