Green Templeton in the News
On this page you can find all the latest media appearances for our Green Templeton College community.
We can’t be 100% sure face masks work – but that shouldn’t stop us wearing them
The Guardian, 5 June 2020
Senior Research Fellow Trish Greenhalgh, professor of primary care health sciences at Oxford University, writes on the efficacy of face coverings for reducing COVID-19 transmission in public places.
ESG passes the Covid challenge
Finantial Times online, 02 June 2020
Research Fellow Amir Amel-Zadeh, Associate Professor at the Saïd Business School, comments on the importance of sustainability to investors. A study he co-authored found that companies with a good sustainability rating received 15 per cent per cent more investment from wealthy investors every month over the years 2016-19, compared to those with a low rating.
May was sunniest month ever recorded in Oxford’s history
Oxford Mail, 02 June 2020
Sunlight readings from the Radcliffe Meterological Station for March to May also show that spring 2020 has been far sunnier than anything measured in previous years, with 59.3 more hours of sunshine than the previous record set in 1990.
The World Tonight (at 22:31)
BBC Radio 4, 02 June 2020
Senior Research Fellow Trudie Lang, Professor of Global Health Research at Oxford, joins a panel discussing the latest developments in the UK response to Covid-19.
First results from UK coronavirus trial due next month
The Daily Telegraph Online, 02 June 2020
The UK-Recovery trial, led by Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Deputy Director of the Big Data Institute at Nuffield Department of Population Health and Director of Health Data Research UK, Oxford will have first result due in early July, but researchers have warned that there is unlikely to magic solution contained in the data.
England is easing out of lockdown – is it safe?
The Guardian podcast, 02 June 2020
Governing Body Fellow Professor David Hunter, professor of epidemiology and medicine at the University of Oxford, looks at the risks of easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England.
Public trust in UK government over coronavirus falls sharply
The Guardian, 01 June 2020
Senior Research Fellow Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen comments on surveys conducted on behalf of the University of Oxford’s Reuters Institute by YouGov, indicating that less than half of Britons now trust the Westminster government to provide correct information on the pandemic.
The coronavirus infection rate is still too high. There will probably be a second wave
The Guardian, 28 May 2020
Governing Body Fellow David Hunter, professor of epidemiology and medicine in the Nuffield Department of Population Health, writes that government actions may not achieve sufficient stabilisation of the virus to avoid a resurgence in infection.
Oxford University scientist behind huge UK trial warns it’s ‘extraordinarily unlikely’ one drug will be effective on its own
Daily Mail, 21 May 2020
Senior Research Fellow Martin Landray says more likely a combination of drugs have an effect.
Inside Donald Trump’s anti-coronavirus cocktail
Daily Telegraph, 19 May 2020
Emeritus Fellow Jeffrey Aronson comments on Donald Trump’s claim that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine to protect him from COVID-19.
COVID-19 in Africa (at 52.45)
BBC Radio 4 PM, 18 May 2020
Senior Research Fellow Trudie Lang interviewed about steep rise of cases in Africa and particularly in urban settings of extreme poverty. Also, the contrast between urban and rural settings and how this could impact spread, age factors, the importance of public health messaging and how testing could be crucial.
The pandemic has spawned a new way to study medical records
The Economist, 14 May 2020
Article on research led by Fellow Ben Goldacre that was carried out by studying the medical records of some 17m people on the books of GPs in England and the 5,683 COVID-attributable deaths therein.
BRC theme lead to study ‘remote-by-default’ care in COVID-19 pandemic
NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre news, 12 May 2020
Senior Research Fellow Trish Greenhalgh, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, was awarded £750,000 from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for a new study entitled ‘Remote-by-Default Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic’, in collaboration with the Nuffield Trust and University of Plymouth.
Coronavirus: Birthday Covid-19 patient takes part in trials
BBC News Online, 12 May 2020
A feature on Bursar Tim Clayden who was hospitalised with COVID-19 and is taking part in research into treating and understanding the virus.
See also: Urgent studies taking place in Oxford to try and solve the Covid-19 crisis, ITV Meridian
Oxford bursar who spent birthday in JR part of Covid-19 trials, Oxford Mail
The over 70s can optimise their health by bridging the generation gap
Daily Telegraph, 12 May 2020
Emeritus Fellow Sir Muir Gray explains how older people face both mental and physical consequences if they don’t exercise, but there’s a fun way to keep healthy.
How will nanotechnology revolutionise medicine?
BBC Science Focus, 11 May 2020
Research Fellow Sonia Contera explains how nanotech could help target cancer cells, deliver drugs and fight antibiotic resistance.
If we follow Boris Johnson’s advice, coronavirus will spread
Guardian, 11 May 2020
Governing Body Fellow David Hunter writes that the countries that have succeeded in taming their coronavirus epidemics – such as South Korea, Taiwan, China, Australia and New Zealand – differ from the UK in many ways. But they all have in common ‘test, trace, isolate’ as the centrepiece of their strategy.
Coronavirus: there is no global south exceptionalism
The Conversation, 11 May 2020
Governing Body Fellow David Hunter writes that COVID-19 may have got to the global south later, but all the evidence is that it has arrived, behaves the same way, and that these countries are only a few weeks behind in their epidemics.
Coronavirus: Is the PM trying to achieve the impossible?
BBC News Online, 10 May 2020
Senior Research Fellow Trish Greenhalgh comments on the UK government’s Sunday night announcement. She said: ‘It looks like the PM is trying to implement the “have cake and eat it” maxim he popularised in a previous life…This announcement could give us the worst of both worlds.’
Men are TWICE as likely to die from coronavirus as women, reveals biggest ever study of COVID-19 risk factors
Daily Mail, 8 May 2020
Report of study co-led by Research Fellow Ben Goldacre from Oxford University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Black people four times more likely to die from Covid-19, ONS finds
Guardian, 7 May 2020
Research Fellow Ben Goldacre comments on a major new study he co-led: ‘People have very reasonably speculated that the increased risk among BME people might be due to people having higher risk of cardiovascular disease or diabetes…our analysis shows that is actually not the case.’
[Extensive coverage elsewhere]
Climate change: Could the coronavirus crisis spur a green recovery?
BBC News, 6 May 2020
Associate Fellow Roger Harrabin assesses how some governments want to harness their economic recovery plans to boost low-carbon industries.
Let over seventies decide on their own behaviour during the pandemic
Daily Telegraph, 5 May 2020
Emeritus Fellow Muir Gray writes that chronological age is a crude measure of risk and it is important to aim to increase healthspan as well as lifespan.
Tracking the virus hunters
BBC World Service, 4 May 2020
Senior Research Fellow Trudie Lang reflects on how the entire world is caught up in the quest to combat the latest virus, which has crossed the species barrier into humans and is entirely new, a situation that unfolded with startling speed but was not necessarily a surprise.
Global conference seeking to raise $8bn for coronavirus vaccine
Al-Jazeera, 4 May 2020
Senior Research Fellow Martin Landray talks about the work he is co-leading on developing effective treatments as part of the RECOVERY trial.
Farmers Show Us How to Fear Properly
The Oxford Real Farming Conference, 4 May 2020
Associate Fellow Charles Foster explores fear: ‘It shows us, like nothing else, what we’re really like. It dissolves pretence and disables pose.’
‘Biggest failure in a generation’: Where did Britain go wrong?
Sydney Morning Herald, 3 May 2020
Governing Body Fellow David Hunter described how the ‘British response so far is not a model to follow. It has one of the worst epidemics in Europe and the world. That may have happened anyway. There’s no way to know for sure, but some aspects of the response have almost certainly contributed to the high mortality.’
Coronavirus lockdown: set free healthy over‑70s, say doctors
The Sunday Times, 3 May 2020
Emeritus Fellow Muir Gray warns that a prolonged lockdown could create problems for the elderly through ‘deconditioning syndrome’.
What we can all learn from the 100-year-old super survivors who caught coronavirus – and lived
Mail on Sunday, 3 May 2020
Emeritus Fellow Muir Gray comments on age in relation to being resilient to COVID-19. He says: ‘People who are 90 or 100 vary in more ways than they are similar so you have always got to be cautious when looking at chronological age alone.’
Ebola drug can speed recovery time in Covid-19 patients, trial results suggest
ITV.com, 29 April 2020
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trudie Lang comments on a Chinese study into the use of a drug used to treat Ebola for treating coronavirus patients.
The Coronavirus Newscast: Normal People and Difficult Puzzles (from 11 minutes)
BBC News, 29 April 2020
Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray interviewed on COVID-19 drug trial.
If platforms do not protect gig workers, who will?
New Internationalist, 23 April 2020
This pandemic will subside, and when it does, we cannot go back to a world in which platforms once again wash their hands of all responsibility to their workers, and society at large argue Senior Research Fellow Professor Mark Graham and colleagues.
The WHO wants to fight the coronavirus ‘infodemic.’ Here’s how.
Washington Post, 23 April 2020
Senior Research Fellow Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen and Richard Fletcher surveyed people in six countries to find out who’s getting accurate information and from where.
Why the UK is ahead of the curve in the global race to find coronavirus treatments
REACTION, 22 April 2020
Q&A with Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray.
The Real Reason to Wear a Mask
The Atlantic, 22 April 2020
Much of the confusion around masks stems from the conflation of two very different uses argue Senior Research Fellow Professor Trish Greenhalgh, Zeynep Tufekci and Jeremy Howard.
[Extensive coverage elsewhere]
Coronavirus: world’s biggest trial of drug to treat Covid-19 begins in UK
The Guardian, 17 April 2020
‘One of the things it tells you is what can happen when everybody is incentivised.’ Fascinating interview with Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray on Covid-19 drug trial he is co-leading.
Evidence based guidance for video consultations – supporting the response to COVID-19
Q Blog, 17 April 2020
Research Fellow Sara Shaw shares insight into the work undertaken to support the development of video consultation services .
Should everyone be wearing face masks?
The Guardian, 15 April 2020
The standard level of scientific evidence is no good in the issue of adopting face masks… randomised controlled trials are the gold standard in drug development, but not appropriate to face masks in a pandemic says Senior Research Fellow Professor Trish Greenhalgh of Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford.
Jamie Brooks was two days away from becoming an Arsenal Invincible before illness struck
Sunday Mirror, 12 April 2020
The Lodge’s Jamie Brooks tells of his fateful football journey with great honesty in this piece and reflects with remarkable optimism.
The Future is Nano and it will revolutionise medical science
aeon essay, 9 April 2020
Research Fellow Sonia Contera writes on the theme of her recent book and concludes that ‘the new nanotechnology seems to point toward is an inexorable dimming of the boundaries between the sciences’.
‘OXVENT’ ventilator project shortlisted by UK government
6 April 2020
Overview of progress of the Oxvent ventilator, developed by a team including Green Templeton Senior Research Fellow Professor Tim Denison, Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies with a joint appointment in Engineering Science and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford. The Oxvent device development is part of the stream of ongoing investigations that the University has been conducting in an effort to understand and battle Covid-19.
We are fighting a 21st-century disease with 20th-century weapons
The Guardian, 5 April 2020
Professor David Hunter, Governing Body Fellow of Green Templeton College, Richard Doll Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine and Director of the Translational Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford, calls for a unified digital health data system for the NHS to help detect and control the next pandemic threat.
Biggest ever med test
The Sun, 4 April 2020
Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Deputy Director of the Big Data Institute at Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, and Director of Health Data Research UK, Oxford, comments on co-leading the largest clinical trial for Covid-19 treatments in the world, based at the University of Oxford.
[Extensive coverage elsewhere]
World’s largest trial of potential coronavirus treatments rolled out across the UK
gov.uk, 3 April 2020
UK Government Press release on the largest randomised clinical trial of potential coronavirus (COVID-19) treatments in the world, co-led by Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Deputy Director of the Big Data Institute at Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, and Director of Health Data Research UK, Oxford.
How the COVID-19 lockdown will take its own toll on health
Reuters UK, 3 April 2020
Research led by Green Templeton Research Fellow Dr Aaron Reeves, Associate Professor of Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford reveals that in Europe and the United States, suicide rates rise about 1% for every one percentage point increase in unemployment.
Medical students are graduating early to take on coronavirus – are they ready?
New Statesman, 3 April 2020
Green Templeton graduating Medical student Christian Holland comments on being among the 2020 graduates invited to complete their provisional registration as doctors and apply for an interim Foundation Year 1 post (Fi1) – a new role enabling graduates to work in hospitals from 3 April 2020 onwards.
How to avoid piling on the pounds in isolation: Sir Muir Gray, an expert on ageing, says take up jigsaws to stop hunger pangs and eat pots of protein.
Daily Mail, 2 April 2020
Sir Muir Gray CBE, Emeritus Fellow of Green Templeton College and Professor of Primary Healthcare at Oxford and NHS consultant in public health, on avoiding unhealthy weight gain during coronavirus lockdown.
How to sing yourself happier: Don’t let isolation get you down. Try these surprising ways to keep positive and stay fit in mind and body…
Daily Mail, 1 April 2020
Sir Muir Gray CBE, Emeritus Fellow of Green Templeton College and Professor of Primary Healthcare at Oxford and NHS consultant in public health, explores ways to stay mentally and physically well during isolation.
Don’t let yourself catch anxiety! Of course we’re worried about getting the virus, but being trapped at home can also cause panic and depression. Here, our experts reveal the best ways to keep yourself mentally healthy
Mail Online UK, 31 March 2020
Professor David Hunter, Governing Body Fellow of Green Templeton College, Richard Doll Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine and Director of the Translational Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford, comments on the adverse effects of social distancing on some older people.
Exercise for elderly: Are over 70s allowed out for exercise?
Daily Express online, 30 March 2020
Sir Muir Gray CBE, Emeritus Fellow of Green Templeton College and Professor of Primary Healthcare at Oxford and NHS consultant in public health, comments on getting exercise during the current coronavirus quarantine.
Imagining the future connected business
Raconteur, March 30 2020
Green Templeton student Sanna Ojanperä (DPhil Information, Communication & Social Sciences) comments on the possible future of work, workers and workplaces in 2030.
How will No 10 keep the show on the road as tensions rise and illness strikes?
The Observer, 28 March 2020
Professor David Hunter, Governing Body Fellow of Green Templeton College, Richard Doll Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine and Director of the Translational Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford, comments on the national effort needed to ensure effective Covid-19 testing.
Frustrated to be stuck inside during the coronavirus lockdown? How to stay fit and well indoors… whatever your age
Daily Mail Online, 27 March 2020
Sir Muir Gray CBE, Emeritus Fellow of Green Templeton College and Professor of Primary Healthcare at Oxford and NHS consultant in public health, gives advice on staying healthy, saying isolation is an opportunity to ‘reboot’.
What Is The Coronavirus ”Antibody Test” And How Will It Work?
Huffington Post UK (Blog), 25 March 2020
Green Templeton Senior Research Fellow Professor Trudie Lang, director of the Global Health Network, University of Oxford, comments on antibody tests to see who has been infected with coronavirus.
Fighting on the virus front line: As the gravest crisis the NHS has ever faced rages on … meet the army of selfless heroes who are risking their lives to battle coronavirus
Daily Mail Online, 23 March 2020
Green Templeton final-year University of Oxford medical student Harriet Loney speaks about volunteering on the nhs.uk coronavirus frontline: “I became a doctor to save lives – that’s what I hope I’m doing now, just sooner than I expected.”
Oxford medical students step-up to support fight against Covid-19
Oxford University News & Events, 23 March 2020
Green Templeton student Harriet Loney is one of twenty-four final year medical students at Oxford University who have volunteered to join the NHS effort to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
Coverage elsewhere including:
Coronavirus: behind the plastic, sweat and tears pour down
The Times, 29 March 2020
Covid-19: Oxford medical students join fight against the pandemic
Health Europa, 24 March 2020
UK scientists to track mutations in coronavirus to map spread
Reuters, 23 March 2020
Governing Body Fellow Professor Paul Klenerman, Sidney Truelove Professor of Gastroenterology at the Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, is part of a team of scientists tracking the spread and mutations of the new coronavirus using gene sequencing to analyze the strains causing thousands of COVID-19 infections across the country.
Covid-19 and the Stiff Upper Lip — The Pandemic Response in the United Kingdom
The New England Journal of Medicine, 20 March 2020
Professor David Hunter, Governing Body Fellow of Green Templeton College, Richard Doll Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine and Director of the Translational Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford, explores the upcoming challenge of Covid-19 facing the NHS.
Coronavirus pandemic is a disaster for the world, but a few good things might emerge from it
The Conversation, 18 March 2020
Professor Charles Foster, Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College and Visiting Professor at the Oxford Law Faculty, looks for silver linings during the Coronavirus pandemic.
What the Government’s new coronavirus advice means for how we live now
The Daily Telegraph, 17 March 2020
Sir Muir Gray CBE, Emeritus Fellow of Green Templeton College and former NHS Chief Knowledge Officer, and expert in healthy ageing at Oxford University, comments on the impact that the government’s new coronavirus advice means for how we live now. He said: “Being active can have a significant impact on preventing dementia and frailty.”
The coronavirus myths that went viral
Mail Online, 17 March 2020
Green Templeton Senior Research Fellow Professor Trudie Lang, director of the Global Health Network at the University of Oxford, comments on common misconceptions around coronavirus.
12 Articles for Managing With Resilience in a Time of Uncertainty
MIT Sloan Management Review, 11 March 2020
A list of COVID-19 relevant articles by MIT Sloan Management Review features ‘Using Scenario Planning to Reshape Strategy’ by Professor Rafael Ramirez, Green Templeton Fellow and Director of the Oxford Scenarios Programme at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
Protecting the elderly and frail from coronavirus: Everything you need to know
The Telegraph, 10 March 2020
Sir Muir Gray CBE, Emeritus Fellow of Green Templeton College and former NHS Chief Knowledge Officer, advocates staying active physically and mentally when isolating due to coronavirus, including using online learning as a way of keeping the brain active.
Containment Work from home if you can, says researcher
The Guardian, 10 March 2020
Professor Trudie Lang, director of the Global Health Network at the University of Oxford, comments on responses to the current coronavirus outbreak.
Women under-represented in editor roles
Financial Times, 9 March 2020
A report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University shows that less than a quarter of leading news outlets in some of the biggest global markets are headed by a female editor, despite women on average making up 40 per cent of their journalists. The research looked at 168 largest media outlets across 10 countries including the UK, US, Japan, Brazil and Germany, and found that only 38 had a female editor in-chief.
The experts who have guided the British public through coronavirus outbreak
The Observer, 8 March 2020
Professor Trudie Lang, professor of global health research at Oxford University, is cited as one of the five main players who have helped to restore British faith in the value of experts. The Observer reports that she has been consistent in warning that the medical profession needs to learn lessons from the current coronavirus outbreak.
‘This is not a drill. This is not the time to give up’
The Sunday Times (Ireland), 8 March 2020
An article about the best way to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak includes comment from Trudie Lang, professor of global health research at Oxford University, who feels containment is still possible but only with swift action.
Nature Physics, 6 March 2020
Nano Comes to Life, by Green Templeton Research Fellow and Associate Professor of Biological Physics, Dr Sonia Contera, is reviewed by the Senior Editor of Nature Nanotechnology.
Battling Debt And Technology Shifts: Behind The Scenes With CEO Alain Bellemare Of The Bombardier Transportation Sale
Forbes, 6 March 2020
Associate Fellow Professor Karl Moore, Professor of Strategy & Organization at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University profiles Bombardier Inc’s CEO, and explores the company’s future.
Sony and Nike become latest big names to shut UK bases after workers catch coronavirus as New Bond Street office sends staff home – after Deloitte locked down London HQ
Mail Online UK, 4 March 2020
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trudie Lang, Director of the Global Health Network at Oxford University, and a current adviser to the Chief Medical Officer and UK government, comments on the latest advice from Public Health England on coronavirus.
Coronavirus: the huge unknowns
The Observer, 16 February 2020
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trudie Lang, Director of the Global Health Network at Oxford University, comments on the global research infrastructure to tackle the coronavirus.
‘How I hid my autism to fit in’
BBC News, 15 February 2020
Green Templeton student Eloise Stark (DPhil Psychiatry) is interviewed about her autism story and how autism can be ‘hidden’ by compensatory strategies in many girls and women, but also boys and men.
Sir Muir Gray launches winter fuel campaign with Age UK Oxfordshire
The Oxford Mail, 6 February 2020
Emeritus Fellow Sir Muir Gray CBE has teamed up with Age UK Oxfordshire and Active Oxfordshire to launch the Share Your Warmth appeal; calling on pensioners to join him in donating their winter fuel allowance to help elderly people stay active and live longer.
MailOnline accounted for a fifth of all time spent on news websites during the general election
MailOnline UK, 6 February 2020
A report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University shows that the most-read news website during the six-week general election campaign period was the MailOnline, which accounted for 21 per cent of all hours spent on British sites, while the BBC website accounted for 28 per cent.
Scientists create virus in the fight against superbugs
The Times, 4 February 2020
Green Templeton Fellow Professor Sonia Contera, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Nanotechnology and Associate Professor of Biological Physics, comments on research to create artificial virus-like objects that can target disease-causing bacteria.
Coronavirus: how quarantine has fought disease through the ages
BBC News, 31 January 2020
Governing Body Fellow Mark Harrison, Professor of the History of Medicine at the University of Oxford, comments on the origins of the concept of quarantine.
How scenario planning makes strategy more robust
Oxford Answers, 28 January 2020
Governing Body Fellow Professor Rafael Ramírez, Director of the award-winning Oxford Scenarios Programme, Academic Director of the Oxford Networked Strategy Lab, and one of the world’s leading experts on scenario planning, discusses the Oxford Scenario Planning Approach.
Doctors on guard at Heathrow to stop spread of deadly coronavirus
The Times, 25 January 2020
Senior Research Fellow Trudie Lang, director of the global health network at Oxford University, said that experiences handling ebola, Sars and zika virus had helped guide responses to the coronavirus outbreak.
Heart attack drug trial brings hope of saving 30,000 lives
Financial Times, 14 January 2020
Senior Research Fellow of Green Templeton College and Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Martin Landray, comments on a trial conducted by Oxford University scientists for Britons at risk of heart attacks to receive a twice-yearly injection. This would aim to save up to 30,000 lives over a decade, under one of the biggest population-wide prevention initiatives undertaken anywhere in the world.
Long-term support for self-harming children needed to reduce suicide risks, study warns
The Independent online, 9 January 2020
Green Templeton Governing Body Fellow Professor Keith Hawton, from the Centre for Suicide Research at the University of Oxford, authored a 16-year study that has found that the risk of suicide in the first year after presenting to A&E among children was 30 times higher than the expected rate of suicide for the general population of similar-age youngsters in England. Researchers said this risk remained at a similar level over more than 10 years.
Being obese in your 50s raises the risk of dementia by 21%
Mail Online UK, 18 December 2019
Green Templeton common room member Dr Sarah Floud, Senior Epidemiologist at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, authored a study revealing that being obese in your 50s raises the risk of dementia in later life. Women with a BMI of 30-plus – deemed obese – were 21 per cent more likely to get dementia than those of a healthy shape. The findings suggest maintaining a healthy weight is a good way to stave off the memory-robbing disorder in old age.
How Apple News editors quietly influence UK’s election reading
The Guardian, 11 December 2019
Professor Rasmus Nielsen, Senior Research Fellow of Green Templeton College, Director of The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Professor of Political Communication, University of Oxford, comments on the power of Apple News and equivalents such as Samsung’s Upday.
Books in brief – Nano Comes to Life book review
Nature, 10 December 2019
Barbara Kiser reviews five of the week’s best science picks in Nature, featuring Nano Comes to Life by Green Templeton Fellow Professor Sonia Contera, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Nanotechnology and Associate Professor of Biological Physics.
AI Is Not Similar To Human Intelligence. Thinking So Could Be Dangerous
Forbes, 30 November 2019
Reference to a recent paper in Minds and Machines, by Green Templeton student David Watson of the Oxford Internet Institute and Alan Turing Institute, which says that thinking an artificial intelligence works in the same way as a human brain can be misleading and even dangerous.
Scientists create DNA trap to ensnare viruses
The Times, 26 November 2019 (print version only)
Sonia Contera, Research Fellow of Green Templeton College and Associate Professor of Biological Physics, comments on new research into DNA and viruses.
Lost in Ethiopia
The Rhodes Scholar Blog, 18 November 2019
Rob Ferritto, Green Templeton College alumnus (MPhil in Water Science, Policy and Management, 2018), blogs about his fieldwork in Ethiopia for The Rhodes Trust Blog, exploring improving female empowerment in education and rights, as well as the trip’s cultural and life experiences.
How to get Corporate Strategy to Engage with Climate Change
Knowledge@Wharton, 15 November 2019
Professor Rafael Ramírez, Governing Body Fellow of Green Templeton College, Director of the Oxford Scenarios Programme and Professor of Practice, explores what can be done to change the low priority corporate strategy executives give to climate change.
Trish Greenhalgh: Towards an institute for patient-led research
British Medical Journal Opinion, 12 November 2019
Trish Greenhalgh, Senior Research Fellow of Green Templeton College and Professor (Clinical) of Primary Care Health Sciences, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, writes about the scientific and philosophical questions that could be taken forward by an institute for patient-led research.
Battling British reserve
The Guardian, 12 November 2019
Professor Rasmus Nielsen, Senior Research Fellow of Green Templeton College, Director of The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Professor of Political Communication, University of Oxford, comments on political parties’ use of WhatsApp.
Countries are increasingly willing to censor speech online
The Economist, 7 November 2019
Professor Rasmus Nielsen, Senior Research Fellow of Green Templeton College, Director of The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Professor of Political Communication, University of Oxford, comments on internet censorship laws.
The cities designing playgrounds for the elderly
BBC World, 29 October 2019
Elisabeth Hsu, Green Templeton Governing Body Fellow and Professor of Anthropology at Oxford University, comments on the history and culture of elderly exercise habits in China.
Pioneer of Britain in EU, 91, attends protest march for second Brexit referendum
Belfast Telegraph, 20 October 2019
Honorary Fellow and former President of Templeton College Uwe Kitzinger calls for a second Brexit referendum, after attending his first protest march at the age of 91.
Coverage elsewhere including:
Brexit news latest: Pioneer of Britain in EU, 91, joined People’s Vote march to call for second Brexit referendum
Evening Standard, 21 October 2019
You’re never too old to be as fit as a fiddle! NHS health specialist Sir Muir Gray explains the exercises that could be key to maintaining a strong body even into your 70s
Daily Mail, 18 September 2019
Sir Muir Gray explores the exercises that can help anyone, no matter what their age, achieve a strong body and healthier lifestyle.
Breast cancer risk from using HRT is ‘twice what was thought’
The Guardian, 30 August 2019
In-depth coverage of a major new study co-authored by Dame Valerie Beral that found the risk of breast cancer from using hormone replacement therapy is double what was previously thought. Also features commentary from Sir Richard Peto.
Coverage elsewhere including:
Professor Dame Valerie Beral appears on Victoria Derbyshire
BBC, 30 August 2019
Menopausal hormone therapy risks ‘bigger and last longer’ than thought
BBC News, 30 August 2019
HRT raises breast cancer risk by third, major Oxford study finds
The Telegraph, 30 August 2019
HRT for menopause carries raised cancer risk, women warned
The Times, 30 August 2019
Global study doubles estimated risk of breast cancer from HRT
Financial Times, 30 August 2019
HRT for menopause increases breast cancer risk
Sky News, 30 August 2019
Menopausal hormone therapy linked to greater breast cancer risk for more than a decade after use
The Independent, 30 August 2019
Menopausal hormone therapy linked to greater breast cancer risk decade after use
ITV News, 30 August 2019
Hormone replacement therapy raises the risk of breast cancer by a third
Daily Mail, 30 August 2019
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) being linked to increase in breast cancer risk
The Mirror, 29 August 2019
HRT treatment for menopause increases risk of breast cancer by a third, experts warn
The Sun, 29 August 2019
SCORES ON THE DOORS: Latest hygiene results for Oxfordshire
Oxford Mail, 30 August 2019
Coverage of Green Templeton College’s five-star hygiene rating from Oxford City Council.
The dependability of retail health clinics
BYUradio, Sirius XM, 26 August 2019
Timothy Hoff discusses the push by retailers, including Amazon and Walmart, to get into the health clinic business.
One more way to die: delivering food in Cape Town’s gig economy
New York Times, 24 August 2019
Mark Graham comments on working conditions for food delivery workers in South Africa.
UK elderly suffer worst poverty rate in western Europe
The Observer, 18 August 2019
Coverage of a new report, Pension Reforms and Old Age Inequalities in Europe, authored by Bernhard Ebbinghaus.
How to be ambitious
BBC Business Daily, 8 August 2019 (first broadcast 1 August 2017)
Neel Burton discusses the meaning of ambition and the negative effects ambition can have.
Letters to the editor: Planning for the future
The Economist, 1 August 2019
A letter written by Rafael Ramírez and colleagues at the Oxford Scenarios Programme on the value of scenarios.
‘Hottest day ever’ as city temperatures reach 36.5C
Oxford Times, 1 August 2019
Coverage of the Radcliffe Meteorological Station recording a maximum temperature of 36.5C at 15:00 on Thursday 25 July 2019.
James Lovelock at 100: ‘My life has been one mass of visions’
New Statesman, 31 July 2019
James Lovelock gives an in-depth interview on his career as he marks his 100th birthday.
BBC Radio 4, The World Tonight
BBC Radio 4, 30 July 2019
Luke Allen comments on multidisciplinary healthcare compared with traditional GPs, following changes that will see GP practices receiving money for non-doctors to work alongside them.
Close ties in VC don’t pay off
Institutional Investor, 29 July 2019
Coverage of research co-led by Thomas Hellmann that analysed the largest 50 VC firms in the United States to understand how their relationships fared over time.
James Lovelock: Climate action vital ‘if we’re going to survive’
Sky News, 29 July 2019
James Lovelock shares his belief that robots will eventually design their own replacements.
BBC Breakfast, 29 July 2019
BBC Broadcast Meteorologist Matt Taylor visits the Radcliffe Observatory Meteorological Station for a segment on how weather is reported in the UK.
Oxford records ‘hottest ever day’ as city bakes
Oxford Mail, 26 July 2019
Ian Curtis of the Radcliffe Meteorological Station and Environmental Change Institute comments on the recent hot weather.
The Guardian view on James Lovelock: Earth, but not as we know it
The Guardian, 25 July 2019
An editorial on the achievements of James Lovelock as he marks his 100th birthday.
Something in the air: James Lovelock and atmospheric pollution
Science Museum, 22 July 2019
The Science Museum pays tribute to the life and career of James Lovelock as he celebrates his 100th birthday.
Coverage elsewhere including:
An asteroid could ‘wipe out’ humanity in a ‘catastrophic’ impact, scientist James Lovelock warns
The Metro, 26 July 2019
James Lovelock at 100 says asteroids pose key threat to humanity
The Guardian, 26 July 2019
Why Britain’s most eminent scientist is convinced cyborgs will rule the planet within 80 years – but don’t worry, they’ll look after us just as we care for lesser species… like plants!
Daily Mail, 20 July 2019
An in-depth interview with James Lovelock in which he discusses his visions of the future.
Diabetic women are at greater risk of heart failure than men
The Telegraph, 18 July 2019
Article on a new University of Oxford study co-authored by Dr Sanne Peters that found diabetic women are at a higher risk than men of heart failure.
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Diabetes increases risk of heart failure more in women than men – study
ITV News, 18 July 2019
Women with diabetes more at risk of heart failure than men, study warns
The Independent, 18 July 2019
James Lovelock says artifical intelligence is the start of new life
New Scientist, 11 July 2019
An interview with James Lovelock on his career, new book Novacene and Elon Musk’s Mars mission.
James Lovelock on the future of AI and climate change
BBC News, 4 July 2019
Ahead of his 100th birthday, James Lovelock speaks about his new book Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence.
David Prever, BBC Radio Oxford
BBC Radio Oxford, 2 July 2019
The programme visited Green Templeton College with Professor Richard Washington, Director of the Radcliffe Meteorological Station, to learn how the Radcliffe Meteorological Station works.
Oxford heatwave: 4th hottest June day ever recorded – 33C
Oxford Mail, 1 July 2019
The Radcliffe Meteorological Station features in this article about hot weather in Oxford.
In fighting cancer, look to what other animals do
The Economist, 29 June 2019
Article about bigger species having fewer tumours than smaller ones references the work of Professor Sir Richard Peto.
BBC Oxford, 28 June 2019
The Radcliffe Meteorological Station served as the backdrop for the local news’ introduction of the weekend weather forecast.
Novacene by James Lovelock review – a big welcome for the AI takeover
The Guardian, 27 June 2019
A review of James Lovelock’s new book, Novacene.
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Cyborgs could take over Earth and keep humans as pets, says Gaia theorist James Lovelock
The Telegraph, 4 July 2019
James Lovelock’s Novacene – are humans a step to higher intelligence?
Financial Times, 16 July 2019
Cyborgs will save humanity, says James Lovelock
Economist, 25 July 2019
A review of James Lovelock’s new book Novacene.
BBC Radio Oxford
BBC Oxford, 20 June 2019
Barbara Lorna Hudson speaks to Lilley Mitchell about her new Oxford-based novel Makeover and plans for a third book.
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The Oxford Times, 20 June 2019
A feature on Barbara Lorna Hudson’s new novel, Makeover.
Why ‘pro-poor’ policies on their own won’t shift inequality in South Africa
The Conversation, 16 June 2019
Dr Colin Bundy writes about South Africa and sociologist Goran Therborn’s study of inequality.
Rectors working towards systemic transformation
University World News, 15 June 2019
Article about the Tomsk Rectors’ Symposium which references borrowing the idea from the Emerging Markets Symposium.
Frustrated Britons avoiding Brexit news coverage, report finds
ITV, 12 June 2019
Coverage of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Digital News Report 2019.
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Who will pay for trusted news?
BBC News, 12 June 2019
Third of Britons say they avoid news out of Brexit frustration
The Guardian, 12 June 2019
More Britons avoiding the news due to Brexit frustrations, report finds
The Independent, 12 June 2019
BBC World Update
BBC News, 11 June 2019
Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen speaks on the role that search engines play in accessing news.
Rain or shine: watching the weather for 250 years
BBC News, 6 June 2019
A feature on the rich history of meteorology at the Radcliffe Observatory.
‘The models have bellies, hips and thighs that jiggle: the rise of body-positive swimwear’
The Guardian, 5 June 2019
Dr Jonathan Reynolds comments in an article about women’s swimwear.
How can we measure the impact of executive education?
Financial Times, 3 June 2019
Dr Andrew White comments in an article about measuring the value of courses at business schools.
The Week in Tech: Geopolitics Are Shaping Your Next Smartphone
New York Times, 24 May 2019
Professor Xiaolan Fu comments in an article about America’s ban on supplying products to Huawei.
Doctors used as ‘guinea pigs’ in opioid painkiller promotion
BBC News, 15 May 2019
Dr Ben Goldacre comments on new research from the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine on ovoid prescribing across England.
File on 4: Opioids: A Painful Prescription?
BBC Radio 4, 14 May 2019
Dr Ben Goldacre talks about his team’s research into trends and variation in opioid prescribing across England over the last 18 years.
Rasmus Nielsen of the Reuters Institute for Journalism – profile
Oxford Mail, 27 April 2019
Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, is the subject of an Oxford Mail profile.
Anti-mould ingredient in bread could be fuelling obesity epidemic, Harvard warns
The Telegraph, 24 April 2019
Professor Keith Frayn comments on a study claiming a common preservative used to prevent cakes and bread going mouldy could be fuelling the obesity crisis by harming metabolism.
Why China loves buying British retail
CHINAdaily, 17 April 2019
Dr Jonathan Reynolds comments on why British heritage brands are so popular with Chinese consumers.
Scientists find ‘link’ between stress and heart disease
The Times, 11 April 2019
Professor Sir Richard Peto comments on a study claiming a link between the stress caused by traumatic incidents and heart problems.
Richard Peto on why smoking kills but quitting saves lives
BBC Radio 4’s The Life Scientific, 9 April 2019
Governing Body Fellow Professor Sir Richard Peto discusses his life and career with Professor Jim Al-Khalili on Radio 4’s podcast The Life Scientific.
Stop kidding yourself that drinking is good for you, say scientists
The Times, 4 April 2019
Coverage of a University of Oxford study, co-authored by Governing Body Fellow Professor Sir Richard Peto, about the effects of alcohol on stroke risk.
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Alcohol doesn’t protect against strokes, scientists say – and even increases risk by 15%
The Telegraph, 4 April 2019
Even one drink a day increases stroke risk, study finds
BBC News, 5 April 2019
Occasional drinkers not healthier than teetotallers, myth busting stroke study shows
The Independent, 5 April 2019
One alcoholic drink a day raises risk of stroke, study finds
Evening Standard, 5 April 2019
Even low alcohol consumption is bad news for strokes – study
The Guardian, 5 April 2019
BBC Radio 4’s Inside Health
28 March 2019
Research Fellow Dr Ben Goldacre speaks to Radio 4’s Inside Health about the COMPare project and conducting and reporting the results of clinical trials.
In 2019 elections, Google and Facebook have great power, greater responsibility
Indian Express, 25 March 2019
Senior Research Fellow Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen writes about a new Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism report on English-language Indian internet users.
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Disinformation is everywhere
The Hindu, 25 March 2019
For Indians, smartphone is the primary source of news’
The Hindu Online, 28 March 2019
Dr Miriam Stoppard: The growth of a baby’s brain power is 90% down to nurture
The Mirror, 1 March 2019
Article on the INTERGROWTH-21st Project, jointly led by Governing Body Fellow Professor Stephen Kennedy, the co-director of the Oxford Maternal and Perinatal Health Institute.
Stunning new book shows off Chinese artist Weimin He’s Oxford drawings
Oxford Mail, 28 February 2019
A feature on Green Templeton Artist-in-Residence Weimin He about his new book, Tower of the Winds: Works on Paper by Weimin He, which documents the transformation of the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter.
Women business leaders need to be respected more than liked
Financial Times, 27 February 2019
Green Templeton DPhil alumna Dr Andromachi Athanasopoulou has written a letter to the Financial Times about female leadership. She recently spoke on this topic at the 2019 Green Templeton Lectures on Leadership.
No-deal Brexit will seriously damage NHS, academics warn in The Lancet Review
Huffington Post UK, 26 February 2019
Coverage of a paper in The Lancet co-authored by Research Fellow Dr Nick Fahy, detailing how a no-deal Brexit will cause “significant harm” to the NHS.
GPs make money by prescribing costlier medicines
The Times, 20 February 2019
Research Fellow Dr Ben Goldacre speaks to The Times about his research on GPs who dispense their own medication.
Radcliffe Observatory in ITV’s Endeavour
ITV, 17 February 2019
The Radcliffe Observatory was featured in the second episode of Endeavour’s sixth series on ITV. The episode, called ‘Apollo’, saw DS Morse investigating the life of a promising young astrophysicist.
Should the government determine what counts as quality journalism?
The Economist, 16 February 2019
Senior Research Fellow Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen comments to The Economist about the Cairncross Review recommendations.
Can you optimise your baby’s brain before it’s even been born?
The Telegraph, 11 February 2019
Governing Body Fellow Professor Stephen Kennedy speaks to The Telegraph about his new research with INTERGROWTH-21st Project.
Video doctor appointments are the future, but there is a reluctance to change
Independent, 5 February 2019
Senior Research Fellow Trish Greenhalgh’s co-written article for The Conversation on the future of video consultation hospital appointments is republished by the Independent.
The UnHerd Tortoise: are elite media start-ups just hype?
New Statesman, 30 January 2019
Senior Research Fellow Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen comments to New Statesman about the effectiveness of boutique digital media outlets.
‘They can sell anything’: how the Kardashians changed fashion
The Guardian, 28 January 2019
Governing Body Fellow Dr Jonathan Reynolds speaks to The Guardian on the rise of ultra low-cost online fashion retailers.
As HuffPost and Buzzfeed shed staff, has the digital content bubble burst?
The Guardian, 25 January 2019
Senior Research Fellow Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen speaks to The Guardian about the future of digital content websites.
Patients at risk as UK universities fail to disclose results of clinical trials
The Telegraph, 24 January 2019
Research Fellow Dr Ben Goldacre, co-founder of the All Trials campaign, comments to The Telegraph on clinical trials reporting by UK universities.
Five things everybody needs to know about the future of journalism
WEF, 23 January 2019
Senior Research Fellow Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen and Meera Selva, Director of the Journalism Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute, write about the future of journalism for the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.
Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholars launch Leadership Programme Fundraiser at WEF Davos
WEF, 23 January 2019
Green Templeton students Laura Aristizábal Borrero and Dana Qarout are part of an Oxford graduates team launching a scholarship fundraising campaign at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
All babies are born equal, no matter their race or class
The Telegraph, 23 January 2019
Governing Body Fellow Professor Stephen Kennedy talks to The Telegraph about his new research with the INTERGROWTH-21st Project.
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Some are born great? No, with the right start in life we all have the same chance to succeed
The Telegraph, 23 January 2019
Green Templeton in BBC Oxford’s round-up of snowy weather
BBC Oxford, 22 January 2019
A video from the Green Templeton Instagram account is included in a video round-up from BBC Oxford detailing recent snowy weather in Oxford.
Thinkers who will shape the future of business revealed by Thinkers50
Thinkers50, 21 January 2019
Governing Body Fellow, Dr Michael Smets, is named on the Thinkers50 Radar list for 2019 as an ‘up and coming voice of leadership’.
Can science explain everything?
17 January 2019
Emeritus Fellow Professor John Lennox gives a video interview on the relationship between science and God.
Skype hospital appointments are coming – but don’t hold your breath
The Conversation, 17 January 2019
Senior Research Fellow Trish Greenhalgh speaks to The Conversation about the benefits – and challenges – of remote video consultations.
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Seeing a doctor by Skype dismissed as highly unlikely
The Times, 10 January 2019
Brexit has created a ‘lost generation’ of public services
The Guardian, 16 January 2019
Research Fellow Dr Mara Airoldi is interviewed by The Guardian about the impact of Brexit negotiations on the UK’s public services.
BBC Radio 4’s ‘In Tooth and Claw’
BBC Radio 4, 10 January 2019
Associate Fellow Charles Foster presents a BBC Radio 4 documentary examining the relationship between nature writing and violence.
Skype appointment ‘is not a panacea’
The Times, 9 January 2019
Senior Research Fellow Trish Greenhalgh and Research Fellow Dr Sara Shaw write a letter to The Times about research into Skype consultations in the NHS.