Green Templeton In The News

On this page you can find all the latest media appearances for our Green Templeton College community in 2019.

August 2019

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.

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
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.

Coverage elsewhere including:

Women with diabetes are 47% more likely than men to get heart failure ‘because they take longer to diagnose and don’t get the same level of care’
Daily Mail, 18 July 2019

Link between diabetes and heart failure stronger in women than men, study says
CNN, 18 July 2019

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.

June 2019

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
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.

Further reviews including:

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.

Coverage elsewhere including:

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.

Coverage elsewhere including:

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.

May 2019

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.

April 2019

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.

Coverage elsewhere including:

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

Scientists have blown apart the belief that moderate drinking can protect people from strokes
The Sun, 5 April 2019

One alcoholic drink a day raises risk of stroke, study finds 
Evening Standard, 5 April 2019

A glass of wine or pint of beer each night raises the risk of a stroke, finds major study that debunks myth that light drinking protects health 
Daily Mail, 5 April 2019

Even low alcohol consumption is bad news for strokes – study
The Guardian, 5 April 2019

March 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.

Coverage elsewhere including:

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.

February 2019

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.

January 2019

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.

Coverage elsewhere including:

Some are born great? No, with the right start in life we all have the same chance to succeed
The Telegraph, 23 January 2019

Race and class DON’T matter, say scientists: New research shows healthy babies from any country or background develop at the same speed
Daily Mail, 24 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.

Coverage elsewhere including:

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.