Reading in the news - Mon 13 Jun
13 June 2022
UK's food strategy: Professor Carol Wagstaff (Food) was interviewed by BBC Breakfast on the UK's latest food strategy to make its food supply chain more sustainable, and her comments aired over BBC Radio 5, BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Newcastle, BBC Radio Cornwall, BBC Radio Merseyside, BBC Radio Guernsey, BBC Radio Shropshire, BBC Radio Wiltshire, and BBC Radio Foyle. Prof Wagstaff was also interviewed by BBC Radio 5 on specific proposals in the National Food Strategy about a sugar and salt tax.
Plants and mental health: Sunday Morning Live, BBC Radio Suffolk, Yahoo!, Sunday Post (in print), Libelle, and India Education Diary report on a joint study with Royal Horticultural Society that found dying plants may have a negative impact on mental health. Dr Tijana Blanusa (Agriculture) is quoted. Read our news story.
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- PhD researcher Akshay Deoras (Meteorology) is quoted by Hindustan Times on monsoon movement over Maharashtra, and by Hindustan Times and The Indian Express on the monsoon's expected arrival in Mumbai.
- India Education Diary quotes Paul Inman (Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International)) on the University's climate science research partnerships at UK-India Education Talks. Read our news story.
- India Education Diary reports on Reading's research on the effect of new food policies on the purchasing behaviour of the public to help tackle climate change and improve diets, quoting Dr Cherry Law (Agriculture). Read our news story.
- Head Topics report on the University's collaboration with the Lagos State Government to raise awareness of the dangers of air pollution, quoting Professor Alan Howard (Geography).
- Motorcycle magazine Back Street Heroes (in print) mentions a research article on ethics and climate denial.
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by Heute on false claims that Covid vaccinations cause monkeypox.
- Insider and Tech Register quote Dr Rita Fontinha (Henley Business School) on her collaborative research with Professor James Walker (Henley Business School) on the introduction of the four-day work week and flexible working.
- The Sunday Telegraph (in print) reports on free speech debates, mentioning Professor Rosa Freedman (Law) and Professor Jo Phoenix (Law).
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted by News Colony, Express Digest, and others on the UK's need for more monkeypox vaccinations.
- PhD researcher Jacob Gardner (Biological Sciences) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about the Jurassic Park film series.
- Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou (Politics) is quoted by El Pais (and in print) on the projects of right-wing populists in the West.
- Coverage by The Journal (in print) on research from the School of Biological Sciences by former Reading academic Dr Tara Pirie on animals killed by pet cats.
- University World News reports on Reading's collaboration with Greek Universities running new English-taught programmes.
- India Education Diary reports on the University's QS World Ranking. Read our news story.
- RUSU's summer ball was mentioned on BBC Radio Berkshire.
- BBC Radio Berkshire mentioned the upcoming summer beer festival, Time Hops, which will take place at the University's 3Sixty venue and student union.
- 6060 News publishes an interview with a Reading doctoral student.
- University World News mentions the location of Reading's campus in Malaysia.
- A speaker on BBC Three Counties Radio mentioned a student at the University.
- A speaker on BBC Radio Berkshire mentioned how he used to work at the University in satellite imaging.
- The Independent (in print) names Reading graduate and Conservative politician, Penny Mordaunt MP, as the next possible Tory party leader.
- Business Live reports on a Henley Business School graduate's position as a non-executive director at the software company, THG.