Reading in the news - Mon 23 May
23 May 2022
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted by The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Yahoo!, The Daily Star, Urdu Point, News Chant, France 24, Ary News, Business Fast, The Citizen, News Colony, Phil Star Global, Money UDN, Manila Standard, and Breitbart on the strains and mortality rate of monkeypox.
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by The Daily Mail, Express Digest, News Amed, Business Fast, and Business Mayor on the transmissibility of monkeypox.
Natural History Museum collaboration: The Breeze Radio, Heart Radio Berkshire, The BBC, India Education Diary and Nestia report on the University's collaboration with the Natural History Museum to develop and global and sustainable base for natural sciences research at the Thames Valley Science Park. Professor Robert Van de Noort (Vice-Chancellor) also spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about the partnership. Read our news story.
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- Professor Tom Oliver (Biological Sciences) is quoted by The Telegraph (in print), Phys.org, Science Daily, and News Wise on the University's collaborative research predicting the movement of moth species in response to climate change. Read our news story.
- BBC Radio Oxford mentioned Professor Ed Hawkins' (Meteorology) climate stripes.
- Phys.org reports on research co-authored by Reading on why heat loss in the North Atlantic could be underestimated by climate models.
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by The Daily Mail, Express Digest, Business Fast, and What's New 2 Day on the current severity and transmissibility of new Covid variants.
- The Mail Plus mentions the University's research on why Covid can affect the smell of different foods.
City status bid: Professor Steve Musson (Geography) is mentioned by The Independent (and in print) and Tech Register on the economic benefits of city status, after Milton Keynes beat Reading and other UK towns to be given city status for the Queen’s platinum jubilee. The University's support for the improvement of Reading's reputation is mentioned in a statement published by The Reading Chronicle on the town's failed attempt to gain city status.
- The Independent, Yahoo!, Wokingham Today, Bloo Loop, News Break, and MSN quote a University study on the economic value of pollinating insects in the UK.
- An article by Professor Gunter Kuhnle, Dr Charlotte Mills, and Professor Jeremy Spencer (Food) on The Conversation on the science of diet and health is republished by Berkshire Live, Wales Online, Plymouth Live, Nottinghamshire Live, Leicestershire Live, Cornwall Live, and other regional outlets.
- Dr Miriam Clegg's (Food) article on The Conversation on the nutritional value of plant-based milk is republished by Big News Network and Foreign Affairs.
- Professor Helen Bilton (Education) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about teaching religious education in school.
- The Journal (in print) reports on Professor Hella Eckardt's (Archaeology) research project on Roman objects thrown into rivers that won Research Project of The Year in the 2022 Current Archaeology Awards. Read our news story.
- The Breeze Radio reports on the appointment of Paul Lindley as the University's new chancellor. Read our news story.
- Professor Andrew Urquhart (Henley Business School) is quoted by News Week on Bitcoin as an inflation hedge.
- Professor Gary Stephens (Pharmacy) is quoted by Medical News Today on the demand for clinical trials on the effect of CBD and herbal supplements on the heart.
- Business Live reports on Henley Business School Africa's collaboration with Standard Bank which resulted in winning a development award from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
- Imerisia reports on Henley Business School's collaboration with CEO Clubs Greece to create the Henley MA Board Practice and Directorship Program, led by Professor Andrew Kakabadse (Henley Business School).
- A University study on the cost of organic farming is mentioned in a letter to the editor of The Sunday Times (in print).
- BBC Radio Berkshire mentions musician Flo Blue's upcoming live performance at the University.
- The University was mentioned by The Pianist (in print) as being Nils Franke's (an expert in pianist-composers) past place of work.