Reading in the news - Tue 18 Jan
18 January 2022
Germany flooding inquiry: Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography / Meteorology) is quoted widely in German press from her virtual appearance at the investigative committee of the Rhineland-Palatinate state parliament in Mainz, reviewing the response to the severe flooding in the Ahr river catchment last summer. Coverage includes the Weather Channel, General-Anzeiger, SWR, SWR3, Zeit Online, Allgemeine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Welt, Wormser Zeitung, Saarbrücker Zeitung and Tichys Einblick.
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted by The Sun on the UK's lowering number of people in intensive care and the positive effects of vaccinations; and CCYP and Zoomer on research about the common cold and Covid protection. He was interviewed by France TV Londres on the fall in case numbers in the UK; and BBC Radio Berkshire and BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester about the change in isolation periods.
- Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about what the UK's data on infections and hospitalisations indicates for the future.
- Reading analysis (Economics) on the impact of Covid on the performance of football players is quoted by iNews (and in print).
Tonga volcano eruption:
- Professor Giles Harrison (Meteorology) is quoted by The BBC, Yahoo!, Daily Magazine, The Times (and in print), and BBC Radio 4 on the pressure wave from the eruption of Pacific volcano, Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai, being detected in the UK.
- Visiting Research Fellow Dr Stephen Burt (Meteorology) was interviewed on Sky News, and quoted by Talk Radio and several other commercial radio stations around the UK, on Reading’s Atmospheric Observatory barometer detecting the pressure wave from the eruption.
- Professor Glenn Gibson (Food) is quoted by the Daily Mail (Mail+ and in print) on how postbiotic pills work.
- Professor Kate Williams's (History) article on the stripping of Prince Andrew's "His Royal Highness" title is published by The Guardian.
- Professor Kate Williams (History) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about Channel 5's Secrets of the Royal Palaces, which she presents.
- Pro-Vice Chancellor Dominik Zaum (Politics & International Relations) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about students returning to campus and the University's teaching plans.
- Dr Henry Miller (Art) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about his interest in the work of filmmaker Stephen Dwoskin.
- Retired Professor Michael Twyman (Typography) is quoted by Henley Standard on being presented with Bibliographical Society's gold medal for his contribution to the subject.
- Visiting Research Fellow Nigel Larkin (Biological Sciences) is quoted by Focus on co-leading the unearthing of Britain's largest Ichthyosaur,
- Louise Claassen (Henley Business School Africa) is quoted by Forbes Africa on immersive learning through the use of virtual reality.
- Michael Hutchinson, Reading's University Challenge team captain, spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about the team's performance in winning their first quarter-final last week.
- Feedstuffs mention a Reading study on the presence of antibiotic-resistant E.coli in the excrement of dairy calves.
- Financial Nigeria mentions a Reading study that predicted dry periods accompanied by rising temperatures in southern and south-western Africa, South America, and parts of Asia.
- A Reading postgraduate who received a Centenary Award Bursary is quoted by Farming and Grampian Online on how she will use the bursary to achieve her ambitions and fund her MSc in Sustainable Food and Agriculture at Reading.
- A previous professor at the University is quoted by Henley Standard on his experience working at Reading.
- Henley Business School is mentioned as a supporter of Rebel Business School by Ne Connected.