Green Templeton in the News
‘A rich business magnate owning [Twitter] raises the same kinds of issues as wealthy individuals controlling influential news media or other social media platforms.’
On this page you can find all the latest media appearances for our Green Templeton College community.
The right – and wrong – way to exercise in your 70s, 80s and beyond
The Daily Telegraph, 9 May 2022
Sir Muir Gray of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences comments on how much activity older people should be getting.
The price of free speech: why Elon Musk’s $44bn vision for Twitter could fall apart
The Guardian, 30 April 2022
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, director of the Reuters Institute comments that a rich business magnate owning [twitter] raises the same kinds of issues as wealthy individuals controlling influential news media or other social media platforms
4 Ways to Fix Social Media That Don’t Cost $44 Billion
Time, 29 April 2022
Social media moderation is complex. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, director of the Reuters Institute, says that political polarization means there is no agreement on what good and bad moderation, or even ‘harmful’ content, looks like.
EXPLAINER-Shanghai death numbers raise questions over its COVID accounting
Mail online (Reuters), 28 April 2022
Zhengming Chen, epidemiology professor at Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Population Health, comments on China’s mass Covid testing programme.
Doctors could be reprimanded over inaccurate tweets
Express & Star, 27 April 2022
New guidance from regulators includes information on social media conduct of medics. Emeritus Fellow, Professor Neil Mortensen comments on the new document.
UN Dialogue Cites Pinduoduo’s Work in Bringing Agriculture into The Digital Economy
Nature World News, 25 April 2022
Professor Fu Xiaolan, highlights the importance that digital technology and innovation can play in helping to uplift disadvantaged communities.
COVID-19 4th wave may not be deadly, but here’s what India needs to watch out for
The News Minute, 25 April 2022
Research Fellow, Professor Shahid Jameel says that it is unlikely we will see a new COVID-19 ‘wave’ comparable to Delta
China Covid-19 tsar pushed treatments without revealing business ties
The Financial Times, 25 April 2022
Professor Trish Greenhalgh, a health sciences professor at the University of Oxford, comments on backlashes against technology platforms.
A new app will ‘revolutionise healthcare’ by alerting people to risk of cancer other diseases
i News, 16 April 2022
Professor Trish Greenhalgh comments on the revolution of the ZOE COVID study app along with Associate Fellow Dr Raghib Ali.
Oxford beat Cambridge 21-17 in Varsity match at Twickenham
The Oxford Mail, 4 April 2022
Report on the Varsity match featuring Andrew Durutalo (Executive MBA, 2021), who helped secure Oxford’s victory.
Experts See China Stuck in a Slowly Evolving COVID-Zero Loop
Bloomberg, 24 March 2022
A spike in cases is starting to test Beijing’s COVID-Zero resolve. Features a comment from Chen Zhengming, an epidemiology professor at the University of Oxford.
Public health measures are key to curbing COVID in UK, say scientists
The guardian, 20 March 2022
Sir Martin Landray, joint chief investigator of the Recovery Trial and professor of medicine and epidemiology at Oxford Population Health, comments on the success of the Recovery Trial.
Analysis: China’s COVID governance under pressure as Omicron spreads
Reuters, 16 March 2022
Zhengmin Chen, professor of epidemiology at the University of Oxford comments on whether existing policies can really be effective in curbing infection growth.
Australia dives in global soft power index as Fortress Australia takes its toll
Sydney Morning Herald, 16 March 2022
Dr Paul Temporal, an associate professor at the Saïd business school, explains how COVID-19 has affected Australia’s and New Zealand’s soft power.
How will shifts in China’s economic policies affect global commerce?
BBC Sounds, 10 March 2022
Xiaolan Fu, professor of technology and international development Oxford University discusses China’s plans to move away from the reliance on global trade towards expanding domestic consumption, alongside targets for encouraging innovation in technology and artificial intelligence.
COVID can shrink brain and damage its tissue, finds research
The Guardian, 8 March 2022
Research Fellow Dr Gwenaëlle Douaud shares the results of latest research into COVID-19 infections.
NHS: Video appointments with GPs offer ‘minimal’ benefits, study suggests
Sky News online, 8 March 2022
Professor Trish Greenhalgh and her team found that telephone and face-to-face appointments were considered to be more effective.
Meet Lisa Yasko, Ukrainian Parliament Member Urges People To Fight For Humanity
shethepeople, 5 March 2022
Lisa Yasko (MPP, 2016) urges people to stand with Ukraine in their fight against Russia.
Europe increases pressure on Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT
POLITICO, 1 March 2022
Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, director of the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford, comments on RT’s real influence on the greater public in the U.K
How ‘Amazon Thinking’ Is Reshaping Primary Care: An Excerpt
Medscape 1 March 2022
Featuring excerpt from Searching for the Family Doctor: Primary Care on the Brink by Professor Timothy Hoff.
Leading surgeon calls for staff to get ‘back to the operating table’ to tackle waiting list crisis
The Irish News, 22 February 2022
Professor Neil Mortensen comments on supporting surgeons and members of the wider surgical team.
Covid-19: Scientists and medics warn that it is too soon to lift all restrictions in England
The BMJ, 22 February 2022
Trish Greenhalgh, professor of primary care health sciences at the University of Oxford, said that ending isolation and free testing in England was a ‘huge mistake’ and called on the government to publish the scientific reasoning for its decisions.
Remaining COVID-19 restrictions scrapped in England
CBC News (online), 21 February 2022A, Associated Press
Includes expert comment from Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Services at the University of Oxford.
Boris Johnson scraps remaining COVID restrictions in England
abc news, 21 February 2022
Trish Greenhalgh, professor of primary care health sciences at the University of Oxford comments that scraping COVID restrictions is a money saving exercise.
‘It gives me joy’: the LGBT Colombians embracing visibility in town with a legacy of abuse
The Guardian, 3 February 2022
Samuel Ritholtz (DPhil International Development, 2018) shares insight into the treatment of the LGBTQ+ community in El Carmen de Bolívar.
Why is India seeing a rise in death rate despite low COVID cases?
Business Standard, 3 February 2022
Shahid Jameel, Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford, comments on COVID deaths in India.
BBC Radio 5 Live – Nicky Campbell
27 January 2022, 10:50
Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences at Oxford University, joins a debate about the wearing of masks now that rules have changed in England.
Unilever is not crazy to loudly and proudly focus on sustainability
The London Economic, 20 January 2022
Dr Andrew White of Oxford’s Said Business School comments on Unilever’s drive to become more sustainable.
Should bad science be censored on social media?
BBC News (online), 19 January 2022, Rachel Schraer
Includes expert comment from Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, and Professor Gina Neff, a social scientist at the Oxford Internet Institute.
Impact With Yalda Hakim
BBC World, 10:18, 17 January 2022
Governing Body Fellow David Hunter is interviewed about the science behind a claim by the Chinese media that you can get COVID-19 or Omicron through receiving parcels or from frozen food.
Time to upgrade from cloth and surgical masks to respirators? Your questions answered
The Conversation, 17 January 2022
Many countries are rethinking their COVID-19 mask advice for the community. Senior Research Fellow Trish Greenhalgh co-authors this article on surgical masks.
BBC Radio 4, 15:45 12 January 2022
Senior Research Fellow Sir Martin Landray discusses the Omicron variant and how it has affected the use of drugs, identified by the RECOVERY trial. (of which he is co-lead)
Here’s where (and how) you are most likely to catch COVID – new study
The Conversation, 11 January 2022
Senior Research Fellow Trish Greenhalgh and co-authors release research on the ‘Likelihood’ of becoming infected and which activities are deemed ‘safe’
Wake up to Money, Nation of Isolation
BBC Radio 5 Live, 05:01 10 January 2022
Item reports on a global survey of trends by Oxford University, explaining: ‘this survey by the Reuters Institute at Oxford University questioned editors and chief executives around the world.
Britain faces surgeon shortage, as cancelled operations leave graduates under-qualified
The Telegraph, 8 January 2022
Emeritus Fellow Neil Mortensen comments on a shortage of fully qualified surgeons in the UK
Here’s some good news for 2022: this could be the year the pandemic comes to an end
The Guardian, 4 January 2022
Associate Fellow Raghib Ali says that Reduced hospital admissions, new medicines and stronger vaccines are reasons for real optimism
We’ve upgraded our facemasks at the surgery: you should too
The Times, 3 January 2022
Article on face coverings by Mark Porter includes comment from Senior Research Fellow Trish Greenhalgh.
There’s no doubt, number of Omicron cases will go up in India
The Economic Times, 19 December 2022
Research Fellow Shahid Jameel warns of COVID-19 case rises in India
Beijing Olympics: US-led diplomatic boycott is misplaced
The Conversation, 10 December 2021
Associate Fellow Christian Visdomini discusses the boycott of the Beijing Olympics
As the world of work undergoes overwhelming change, does the idea you have to stay in a job for a year still apply?
BBC worklife, 7 December 2021
Governing Body Fellow Michael Smets shares insights into those who seek to change jobs quickly
Trish Greenhalgh: New COVID Rules Sparks Enforcement Debate As Face Masks Become Compulsory
Good Morning Britain, 30 November 2021
Senior Research Fellow Trish Greenhalgh discusses the importance of face coverings in combating the spread of COVID-19
Shahid Jameel: COP26, COVID & our species: What we do to cause a climate crisis also increases the risk of virus transmission
The Times of India, 31 October 2021
Research Fellow Shahid Jameel on why it is so significant that COP26 is taking place when the world is still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic and how what we do to cause climate crisis also increases the risk of virus transmission.
Mark Graham: Oxford University study finds strong support for action on gig economy
Independent, 29 October 2021
Senior Research Fellow Mark Graham discusses the latest developments in Gig economy and how platforms need to start making serious improvements now if they want to keep their customers on side and prevent this demand for change from escalating further
Thandi Luzuka: How to survive and thrive on an executive MBA
FT, 13 October 2021
EMBA Student Thandi Luzuka talks about her experience studying during the COVID-19 pandemic
Charles Foster: Top 10 books about human consciousness
The Guardian, 29 September 2021
Associate Fellow Professor Charles Foster shares his top 10 books about human consciousness
Ben Goldacre: after fame, I want to focus on the day job
Times Higher Education, 23 September 2021
Research Fellow Dr Ben Goldacre explains why he is happier not being famous and why the ‘hobbyist’ approach to scientific research no longer works.
COVID winter plan: UK blueprint doesn’t go far enough – here’s a health expert’s alternative
The Conversation, 16 September 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trish Greenhalgh says unless the British public learns to live with (as opposed to keep dying of) COVID, the ‘yo-yo’ cycle of pandemic response could continue indefinitely.
For the first time since July, China reports no new local COVID-19 cases
Reuters, 23 August 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Zhengming Chen comments on China reporting no new local COVID-19 cases for the first time since July.
BBC Radio 4’s My Name Is…
23 August 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Bernard Ebbinghaus contributes to this documentary asking why some pensioners live in poverty despite working their whole lives.
COVID: What’s the best way to top up our immunity?
BBC News, 21 August 2021
Governing Body Fellow Professor Paul Klenerman contributes to this article exploring the immune system’s response to natural infection with coronavirus and after vaccination.
BBC News, The Media Show
17 August 2021
Associate Fellow Meera Selva, Deputy Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, joins a discussion panel on ‘how hard is it to report on the ground in China and tell the story of that country to the wider world?’
Record 5.45m are on hospital waiting lists as backlog grows
12 August 2021
Governing Body Fellow Professor Neil Mortensen comments on the backlog of patients waiting for NHS treatment.
BBC Radio 4: The Media Show
11 August 2021 (21:30)
Associate Fellow Meera Selva, Deputy Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, comments on the difficulties for accurate reporting in China.
The case against hybrid work
BBC News, 10 August 2021
Governing Body Fellow Professor Michael Smets shares this thoughts on the idea that hybrid working could become the norm for workplaces post-pandemic.
BBC Radio 4, Inside Health
10 August 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Sir Martin Landray discusses how patient data from GP and hospital records can help better understand disease and identifying high-risk individuals.
COVID: media must rise above pitting scientists against each other – dealing with the pandemic requires nuance
23 July 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trish Greenhalgh and co-author Dominic Wilkinson argue for discussion in a way that goes beyond ‘oh yes it is’, ‘oh no it isn’t’ soundbites.
Is the Pill safe enough to buy over the counter?
20 July 2021
Commenting on the fact that the contraceptive pill will now go on sale in the UK in pharmacies six decades after it was launched, Emeritus Fellow Professor Dame Valerie Beral said ‘this is great news for women and probably should have happened years ago’.
Success of Jericho Book Fair brings a new art fair
14 July 2021
Artist-in-Residence Weimin He will be at the art fair signing copies of his book Tower of the Winds from 13:00 to 14:00 on Saturday 24 July.
14 July 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trish Greenhalgh joined Eddie Mair for a Q&A with listeners on how life in the UK could change once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted on 19 July.
Unlocking on July 19 is a ‘dangerous and unethical experiment’, warn 122 scientists and doctors including high profile SAGE members — as NHS already starts cancelling operations to cope with Covid surge
Daily Mail, 7 July 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trish Greenhalgh comments on scientists’ letter urging government to reconsider plans to lift all COVID-19 restrictions from 19 July.
5 Live Breakfast
BBC Radio 5, 5 July 2021 (from 08:14)
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trish Greenhalgh responds to Government plans to relax COVID-19 restrictions from 19 July, saying she believes rules should remain in place until more of the country are vaccinated.
GPs in England ‘failing to recognise thousands of long COVID cases’
The Guardian, 30 June 2021
Featuring comment from Research Fellow Dr Ben Goldacre, who led the study at Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.
‘Long Covid cases under-reported’ in GP records
BBC News, 30 June 2021
Official long Covid cases a tiny fraction of scientific estimates, according to GP records
iNews, 30 June 2021
Huge numbers of long Covid cases unrecorded by GPs, study suggests
The Times, 30 June 2021
BBC Radio 4’s More or Less
BBC Radio 4, 20 July 2021 (from the 19-minute mark)
A profile of Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray and Professor Peter Horby’s RECOVERY Trial, following their inclusion in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Why the COVID endgame could be a long one
Sydney Morning Herald, 17 June 2021
An editorial by Governing Body Fellow Professor David Hunter on what we currently know about COVID-19 and what the future may hold.
The latest on face mask rules: who is exempt from wearing one and what it means for schools
The Telegraph, 14 June 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trish Greenhalgh explains how wearing masks to protect others, rather than protect yourself, can result in fewer germs floating around overall.
Fed-up young workers fear they need offices to save their careers
Bloomberg, 14 June 2021
Governing Body Fellow Professor Michael Smets comments on the role of the office as a learning environment for workers, following a recent survey suggesting younger staff fear they’re missing out on career opportunities by working from home.
How Trump’s Trade War Built Shein, China’s First Global Fashion Giant
Bloomberg, 14 June 2021
Governing Body Fellow Dr Jonathan Reynolds contributes to this article on the rise of Shein, saying that its previous bid for Topshop was a ‘red flashing light for existing brands.’
Privacy must come before profit if we are to benefit from NHS data
Financial Times, 11 June 2021
Research Fellow Dr Ben Goldacre‘s analytics programme OpenSAFELY is referenced as an example of how NHS data sharing can be achieved in a more secure way.
Patient data transfer still set to start in July
BBC News, 5 June 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray comments on plans for the creation of a central store of data from GP records in England.
Lack of workplace flexibility will prompt a third of workers to leave, survey shows
City AM, 26 May 2021
Governing Body Fellow Professor Michael Smets comments on results of new survey on post-COVID working patterns, saying there is a place for both office and remote working.
The medical trial that proved Trump wrong
BBC World Service Radio, 24 May 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray gives an in-depth interview on the RECOVERY Trial, which has saved the lives of an estimated one million COVID-19 patients.
Why opening windows is as important as Hands, Face, Space: Leading experts argue fresh air is crucial in the battle to stop COVID spreading
Daily Mail, 18 May 2021
Experts including Senior Research Fellow Professor Trish Greenhalgh comment on the importance of ventilation as indoor mixing resumes.
Pandemic-inspired idealism is prompting careers in health care. Caveat emptor
STAT, 11 May 2021
Visiting Associate Fellow Professor Timothy Hoff writes that the pandemic should offer all sorts of opportunities to improve the way health care is delivered and to make the lives of physicians, nurses, and other health care worker better
The pandemic has caused a shortage of cadavers
The Economist, 8 May 2021
Surgical training is suffering from a shortage of cadavers. Includes comment from Governing Body Fellow Professor Neil Mortensen.
Poor countries need billions in aid to avert Covid catastrophe, experts warn
The Observer, 2 May 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trudie Lang adds her voice to a group of global health experts who have criticised the UK government for making major reductions in its overseas aid at a time when it had never been needed more.
Getting the Most from Publicly Available Scenarios: 5 Ways to Avoid Costly Mistakes
California Review management, 29 April 2021
Governing Body Fellow Professor Rafael Ramírez explains the best ways to make use of publicly available scenario plans.
UK media challenge Boris Johnson over shock coronavirus comments
CNN, 28 April 2021
An article reflecting on how journalists from across the political spectrum rounded on Boris Johnson quotes a tweet from Senior Research Fellow Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen.
Football, fans and finance: how UEFA got the Super League sent off
Forbes, 26 April 2021
Governing Body Fellows Professor Michael Smets and Professor Tim Morris join Saïd Business School colleagues in commenting on the failure of the Super League.
From the Garden of England to the slums of Calcutta, our Kent COVID variant is now theirs
The Times, 25 April 2021
Feature report on the spread of COVID-19 features comment from Senior Research Fellow Professor Trudie Lang.
Why India’s COVID catastrophe heralds dawn of ‘two-tiered’ world
The Telegraph, 24 April 2021
Includes commentary from Senior Research Fellow Professor Trudie Lang on global inequities in the fight against COVID.
A year on, startling new findings about COVID and pregnant women revealed
Thursday 22 April 2021
Governing Body Fellow Professor Stephen Kennedy discusses the results of the INTERCOVID study, which he oversaw, tracking data on 2,130 pregnant women across the world.
Lateral flow tests still have a vital role in the UK’s fight against COVID
The Guardian, 19 April 2021
Governing Body Fellow Professor David Hunter discusses the benefits of both lateral flow device (LFD) tests and PCR tests.
Science in Action: Rolling out the vaccines faster
BBC World Service, 15 April 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trudie Lang says in most countries there is no lack of public health or infrastructure potential for rolling out the vaccines, if only the supply existed.
No rise in suicides in early months of COVID pandemic, study suggests
The Guardian, 13 April 2021
Article discussing a Lancet Psychiatry paper authored by a team of international researchers including Governing Body Fellow Professor Keith Hawton.
Why washing your weekly shopping probably does nothing to protect you from COVID: virus seems to be airborne and isn’t generally transmitted via surfaces, evidence suggests
Mail on Sunday, 10 April 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trish Greenhalgh provides commentary on why air, not surfaces, is the main COVID risk.
The ‘outdated’ social-distancing measures like temperature checks that aren’t just annoying – they won’t protect you
Mail on Sunday, 3 April 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trish Greenhalgh argues ventilation is key to reducing the transmission of COVID-19.
‘A truly frightening backlog’: ex-NHS chief warns of delays in vital care
The Guardian, 2 April 2021
Governing Body Fellow Professor Neil Mortensen comments on the disruption COVID-19 has caused to planned NHS surgery and other elective treatments.
5 Live Breakfast
BBC Radio 5, 30 March 2021 (from 2:06:10)
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trish Greenhalgh discusses the aerosol transmission of COVID-19, as the UK government relaxes rules on allowing people to meet outdoors.
COVID: The London bus trip that saved maybe a million lives
BBC News, 25 March 2021
An article summarising Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray‘s interview with BBC Radio 4’s Inside Health about his RECOVERY Trial.
Inside Health: RECOVERY Trial
BBC Radio 4, 23 March 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray joins Professor Peter Horby to discuss their groundbreaking RECOVERY Trial, which has saved the lives of an estimated one million COVID-19 patients.
Dexamethasone hailed as lifesaver for up to a million COVID patients worldwide
The Guardian, 23 March 2021
Article spotlighting Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray‘s RECOVERY Trial, which began in March 2020 and has saved the lives of an estimated million people globally, including 22,000 in the UK.
COVID-19: What happens next?
The Guardian, 23 March 2021
One year after the first lockdown was announced in the UK, Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray speaks to Science Weekly podcast about what the next 12 months may hold.
Sometimes sleeping on the job should be paid too
Financial Times, 23 March 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Mark Graham comments on the Uber business model and suggests they could, for example, top up drivers’ pay to reflect the average amount of time they spend between assignments.
Donated plasma from COVID-19 survivors is of no benefit for hospital patients, study finds
The Independent, 18 March 2021
Coverage of a clinical trial involving 11,500 NHS patients includes commentary from Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray.
Harry and Meghan: What’s the media’s ‘invisible contract’ with British royalty?
BBC News, 11 March 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen comments on media coverage of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Should runners wear masks?
Good Morning Britain, ITV, 2 March 2021 (08:15 mark)
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trish Greenhalgh joins the ITV morning show for a discussion on whether runners should wear masks to help the fight against COVID-19.
How British science came to the rescue
The Economist, 27 February 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray‘s RECOVERY Trial is referenced in this article about Britain’s scientific response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘The vaccine hesitant trust us. We can change their minds.’
The Telegraph, 26 February 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trudie Lang contributes to an article about ambassadors who are working to persuade people in their community to have the jab.
New drugs identified as possible tools to fight COVID-19
National Geographic, 24 February 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray provides commentary in article about treating COVID-19 with a combination of medications.
Facebook Australia row: How Facebook became so powerful in news
BBC News, 18 February 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen says distinctions between credible reporting and rumour are being eroded by Facebook’s “feed” format.
COVID-19 news: Home and work testing to expand in England next month
New Scientist, 11 February 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray comments on the use of tocilzumab when used in combination with steroids, like dexamethasone, to treat COVID-19.
Are two masks better than one? The rise of ‘double masking’
The Telegraph, 11 February 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trish Greenhalgh comments on the efficacy of wearing two masks.
What to expect after having the COVID vaccine – and the advice on drinking alcohol
The Telegraph, 9 February 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trudie Lang is among the experts in this explanatory article about the coronavirus vaccine.
All you need to know about having the COVID vaccine – and whether you can drink that night
The Mirror, 2 February 2021
Al Jazeera TV segment on property prices
6 February 2021 (15:45 mark)
Senior Research Fellow Professor Andrew Baum provides expert commentary on the complexities of rising house prices and their knock-on effects.
COVID: ‘Convalescent plasma no benefit to hospital patients’
BBC News, 5 February 2021
Article referencing an arm of the Recovery trial, which is investigating a number of promising COVID treatments, and quote from Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray.
Even with vaccines, we still need treatments for COVID. So what works?
The Guardian, 2 February 2021
Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray comments on the importance of both vaccinations and treatment.
Online fashion giant ASOS has bought Topshop as part of a £364 million deal, but the retailer’s physical stores will still close
Business Insider, 1 February 2021
Governing Body Fellow Dr Jonathan Reynolds comments on the purchase of Topshop by ASOS.
Boohoo snaps up Debenhams brand for £55m as ASOS targets Topshop
Financial Times, 25 January 2020
Governing Body Fellow Dr Jonathan Reynolds comments on news that online retailer Boohoo has agreed to buy department store Debenhams.
Staff ‘pressured to go back to work’ in breach of UK COVID rules
The Observer, 16 January 2021
Governing Body Fellow Professor David Hunter comments in this article claiming one in nine employees say they were ordered to return during the pandemic.
Brexit, doctor trust, ghost sharks
BYU Radio, 5 January 2021
Visiting Associate Fellow Professor Timothy Hoff discusses doctor-patient trust and relationships in the United States.
Coronavirus doctor’s diary: ‘Have I got COVID for a second time?’
BBC News, 17 December 2020
Governing Body Fellow Professor Paul Klenerman contributes to this article in his role “leading one of the major national immunity studies on COVID-19.”
Creating Space for Religious Diversity at Work
Harvard Business Review, 10 December 2020
Governing Body Fellows Professor Michael Smets and Professor Tim Morris co-author a paper looking at how organisations can navigate competing commitments and different views.
Face mask rules and who is exempt from wearing one
The Telegraph, 2 December 2020
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trish Greenhalgh comments on the government’s latest guidance on wearing face masks.
Arcadia collapse caps downfall of king of the High Street Sir Philip Green
Yahoo! Finance, 30 November 2020
Governing Body Fellow Dr Jonathan Reynolds comments on the collapse of the Arcadia Group.
Life after Covid: will our world ever be the same?
The Guardian, 29 November 2020
Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray contributes to discussion about the role of British scientists in reacting to the pandemic.
Anti-inflammatory drug used to treat GOUT will be tested as a treatment for COVID-19 in Oxford trial
Daily Mail, 27 November 2020
Includes commentary from Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray, who co-leads the RECOVERY trial.
Journalists vital in pandemic fight: experts
The Straits Times, 24 November 2020
Coverage of Honorary Fellow Professor Denise Lievesley‘s remarks at the virtual Science in the Newsroom Global Summit 2020.
Mass-testing project in Liverpool offers hope for the whole of England
The Guardian, 21 November 2020
Includes reference to a British Medical Journal publication by Emeritus Fellow Sir Muir Gray.
COVID-19: World Health Organization advises against drug Donald Trump took to treat coronavirus
Sky News, 20 November 2020
Includes expert commentary from Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray.
Coronavirus vaccine hopes grow as 30,000 volunteers are recruited to administer jabs
The Daily Telegraph, 19 November 2020
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trudie Lang provides reaction to updated data on the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid vaccine trial.
Covid vaccine: Pfizer says ‘94% effective in over-65s’
BBC News, 18 November 2020
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trudie Lang comments on latest data from the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid vaccine trial.
BBC Radio 4 World At One
16 November 2020
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trudie Lang comments on Moderna’s announcement about its COVID-19 vaccine trials.
Is the COVID vaccine safe and will it work? Three experts answer your questions
The Daily Telegraph, 15 November 2020
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trudie Lang answers some common questions surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine.
BBC Radio 5 Live
11 November 2020 (08:38)
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trudie Lang discusses the logistics of rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine programme.
Covid patients should seek early treatment, as study warns of danger in even a slight drop in oxygen
The Telegraph, 9 November 2020
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trish Greenhalgh comments on new study that finds just a small drop in blood oxygen levels can indicate an increased risk of dying.
Oxford: The soggy view from UK’s oldest rain record
BBC News, 3 November 2020
An in-depth look at the history of the Radcliffe Meteorological Station in the context of record rainfall in October 2020.
October was Oxford’s fourth wettest month in history
Oxford Mail, 3 November 2020
A review of the weather in Oxford in October 2020 using measurements taken by the Radcliffe Meteorological Station.
BBC 1, South Today
2 November 2020
October was the wettest month in Oxford for 145 years according to weather measurements recorded at the Radcliffe Meteorological Station in Green Templeton by observers from Oxford University.
BBC Radio 5 Live
30 October 2020
Governing Body Fellow Professor Neil Mortensen speaks about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the treatment of other medical conditions and surgeries.
Covid patient ‘better’ after monoclonal antibodies used on Trump
BBC News, 27 October 2020
Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray comments on the effectiveness of the experimental antibody treatment for coronavirus used to treat US President Donald Trump after it was used to treat a patient in Wales for the first time.
How Africa fought the Pandemic
Financial Times, 23 October 2020
Senior Research Fellow Trudie Lang, Professor of Global Health Research at Oxford and director of the Global Health Network at the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Medicine, discusses the two biggest obstacles to funding infectious disease research.
Big tech and free speech. Social media’s struggle with self-censorship
Economist, 22 October 2020
Senior Research Fellow Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is referenced in this article discussing how tech giant’s are removing more content but questioning if it’s the right choice.
COVID-19 news: UK government imposes tier three rules in Manchester
New Scientist, 20 October 2020
Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray addresses the findings of a trial into the use of the drug remdesivir for COVID-19 patients.
BBC Radio 4, World at One
19 October 2020 (13:23)
Governing Body Fellow Professor Neil Mortensen, Professor of Colorectal Surgery, shares his concerns about the coming months, including how planned surgery is coming under pressure.
Remdesivir has very little effect on Covid-19 mortality, WHO finds
The Guardian, 16 October 2020
Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray, who is co-leading the RECOVERY trial, and Emeritus Fellow Professor Sir Richard Peto, Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, and adviser to the World Health Organization, comment on the results of the Solidarity trial.
Herd immunity is ‘unproven and dangerous’
The Times, 15 October 2020
Senior Research Fellow Professor Trish Greenhalgh is among 80 researchers who have written to The Lancet arguing against a herd immunity approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amanda Levete: the architect building the future
FT.com, 14 October 2020
Profile RIBA Stirling Prize winner Amanda Levete mentions collaboration with Green Templeton Research Fellow and Associate Professor of Biological Physics, Dr Sonia Contera, by creating transparent wood for biophilic design.
BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast
14 October 2020 (09:25)
Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray, who is co-leading the RECOVERY trial, discusses the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the outlook for the world at this time.
Eli Lilly seeks EUA from FDA for Covid-19 antibody treatment
CNN Online, 8 October 2020
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, who is co-leading the RECOVERY trial, said: ‘It is encouraging to see that both Eli Lilly and Regeneron have active plans for much larger trials in a range of different settings including residential care homes, outpatients, and hospital inpatients.’
Good Morning Britain
5 October 2020 (08:30)
Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray interviewed live on how treatments for Covid-19 are improving and how good the regime is for people in hospital.
Evenings on BBC Radio Oxford
5 October (18:02)
Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray comments on how testing is just one of the components needed to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Trump gambles on radical new drugs to beat the virus
The Sunday Times, 4 October 2020
Reference to Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray, who is co-leading one of the biggest research trials into the effectiveness of the Regeneron drugs, in the context of President Donald Trump being treated for Covid-19 with a one-off dose of a strong cocktail of antibody-boosting drugs by Regeneron.
4 October 2020 (09:31)
Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray speaks about potential drug treatments for Covid-19, including remdesivir, which is being tested as part of the RECOVERY trial.
3 October 2020 (09:13)
An interview with Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray about potential drug treatments for Covid-19, including remdesivir, which is being tested as part of the RECOVERY trial.
Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital ‘very proud’ of staff over coronavirus survival rate
Oxford Mail, 28 September 2020
Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College and Chief Medical Officer of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Professor Meghana Pandit, speaks of being ‘very proud’ of staff and many lives had been saved due to the ‘resilience, determination, and expertise’ of the team. Also Bursar Tim Clayden references as a participant in Oxford University’s RECOVERY trial, co-lead by Senior Research Fellow Professor Martin Landray.
Regular UK lockdowns could help control Covid, says Sage expert
The Guardian, 27 September 2020
Governing Body Fellow Professor David Hunter, professor of epidemiology and medicine at the University of Oxford, said travel restrictions should be considered at half term “in order to reduce seeding of the virus in areas where the prevalence is low”.
New face mask rules for retail and pubs, and who is exempt from wearing one
The Telegraph, 23 September 2020
An overview of new government restrictions to control the spread of Covid-19, references previous comments made by Senior Research Fellow Trish Greenhalgh, professor of primary care health sciences, about the effectiveness of face masks and face coverings. She suggests the evidence so far has focused on whether the masks can stop a wearer from being infected when in fact the more important observation is that wearing masks means fewer germs are spreading in the first place.
TV: Sky News Tonight
23 September 2020
Governing Body Fellow Professor David Hunter, professor of epidemiology and medicine at the University of Oxford, comments on the likely effectiveness of the measures announced by the government this week in tackling the spread of coronavirus.
Matt Hancock’s Covid cavalry is not yet on the horizon. We need a global approach now
The Guardian, 20 September 2020
Senior Research Fellow Trudie Lang, Professor of Global Health Research at Oxford, writes on the need for access to simple, effective tests to manage life under coronavirus.
Which coronavirus measures are likely to work best in the UK?
The Guardian, 17 September 2020
A look at the coronavirus containment and prevention strategies available to authorities and how effective they appear to be, featuring views on mask wearing by Senior Research Fellow Trish Greenhalgh, professor of primary care health sciences.
Filling in the gaps: smart use of health data lies behind the RECOVERY trial’s success
Health Data Research UK, 17 September 2020
Overview by HDR UK of the use of smart trial design and existing health datasets in the RECOVERY trial becoming the most successful trial in COVID-19 to date. Featuring interview with study co-leader 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.
Covid-19 news: Testing shortages reported in England’s virus hotspots
New Scientist, 16 September 2020
A round-up of the latest coronavirus news includes plans for laboratory-made antibodies to be given to about 2,000 COVID-19 patients in UK hospitals as part of the UK’s RECOVERY trial, a large-scale clinical trial to test existing drugs as therapies for COVID-19. ‘There are lots of good reasons for thinking it might well be effective – stopping the virus from reproducing, stopping the virus from causing damage, improving survival for patients,’ said 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, who is co-leading the RECOVERY trial.
Empty city centres are a crisis for cafés—and also an opportunity
The Economist, 12 September 2020
Governing Body Fellow Dr Jonathan Reynolds says even with pandemic-enforced change, another big strategic question looms, if a vaccine does arrive soon and life goes back to normal, assumptions made today could be invalid within a year. Sensible business leaders plan for that, too.
We need Covid-19 mass-testing. But who will trust the government to deliver it?
The Guardian, 11 September 2020
Governing Body Fellow Professor David Hunter explains that a huge amount of work will be required to convince a sceptical public fatigued by talk of ‘world-beating’ new systems.
Britain urged to stay friendly with China
China Daily, 3 September 2020
Interview with Professor Robert Walker, Emeritus Fellow of Green Templeton College, Associate Fellow and Emeritus Professor at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, and Professor in Social Policy and Development at Beijing Normal University, China. Professor Walker says it is not in the UK’s best interest to have prejudices and intolerance in its foreign policy.
Two types of steroid found to save lives of some Covid-19 patients
The Guardian, 2 September 2020
Studies around the world have confirmed that steroids can save lives in the Covid-19 pandemic, leading to new recommendations from the World Heath Organization that doctors should give them to severely ill patients. In June, 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, was run in most NHS hospitals. It found that the lives of one in eight people sick enough from Covid-19 to need a ventilator could be saved by a steroid called dexamethasone. Now, combined results from that trial and six others have confirmed those findings and established that at least one other equally cheap and widely available steroid, hydrocortisone, also saves lives.
Radio: BBC Radio 4, Six O’Clock News (at 18:20)
2 September 2020
Includes interview with 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.
Covid vaccine rush could make pandemic worse, say scientists
The Guardian, 30 August 2020
Emeritus Fellow Professor Sir Richard Peto, Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, and an adviser to the World Health Organization, commented on the potential harms of rushing the roll-out of vaccines against Covid-19. He said: ‘I think there’s a big rush, a somewhat nationalistic rush and also somewhat capitalistic rush as well, to be absolutely first to register a vaccine, and it will actually make it more difficult to evaluate other vaccines….We do need a vaccine that works and we need it soon, but we really do need quite strong evidence of efficacy.’
Time to grow up and face the simple truth about protective masks
The Sunday Telegraph, 30 August 2020
Senior Research Fellow Trish Greenhalgh, professor of primary care health sciences at Oxford University, is praised for pulling together countless studies that point to the efficacy of wearing masks: ‘This week Prof Greenhalgh and colleagues published a paper in the British Medical Journal on social distancing and droplet transmission. At its core is a grid you can cut out and stick on your fridge as a guide to averting the risk of contagion, and in less than a week it has had more downloads than any other paper the BMJ has ever published. The great merit of Prof Greenhalgh’s approach is it treats us all as adults.’
What will it take for face coverings to achieve wide acceptance?
The Irish Times, 24 August 2020
Mention of Helene-Mari Van Der Westhuizen, (DPhil in Primary Health Care, 2018) from The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, writing in the British Medical Journal that in order to be widely accepted, face coverings need to be grounded in the social and cultural realities of affected communities.
Global daily Covid deaths nearing levels last seen in April as experts brand it ‘wake up call’
Mail Online UK, 19 August 2020
Senior Research Fellow Trudie Lang, Professor of Global Health Research at Oxford, comments on news that the number of people dying each day from coronavirus across the world is rapidly approaching levels seen at the peak of the first wave in April, saying the crisis in the Americas should serve as a ‘wake-up call’.
Oxford medical students thanked for coronavirus hospital work
Oxford Mail, 13 August 2020
OUH chief medical officer and Green Templeton Associate Fellow Professor Meghana Pandit said the team’s ‘professionalism and positive attitude’ was a ‘beacon of light’, adding: “We cannot praise our medical students and their nursing colleagues enough.”
Just how safe is it for employees to go back to the office?
I, 5 August 2020
Senior Research Fellow Trish Greenhalgh, professor of primary care health sciences at Oxford University, comments on the importance of face coverings in tackling the spread of Covid-19.
A beacon of excellence among the general Covid incompetence
The Observer, 26 July 2020
Profile of 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, and Peter Horby, which found that the steroid dexamethasone can reduce deaths by a third in seriously stricken coronavirus patients and is now used across the world as standard care for seriously ill patients.
Radio: BBC World News (at 11:04:29)
BBC News, 24 July 2020
Senior Research Fellow Trish Greenhalgh, professor of primary care health sciences at Oxford University, discusses the science of wearing face masks and takes questions from the public about the government policy to make them mandatory in shops and on public transport.
Coronavirus doctor’s diary: So, did the Bradford choir have Covid-19 in January?
BBC News online, 19 July 2020
Governing Body Fellow Professor Paul Klenerman, Sidney Truelove Professor of Gastroenterology at the Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford comments on coronavirus immunity and testing.
James Lovelock: ‘The biosphere and I are both in the last 1% of our lives’
The Observer , 18 July 2020
Interview with Senior Visiting Research Fellow Professor James Lovelock, on Gaia Theory, Covid-19, extreme weather and his new book Novacene due for release on 30 July 2020.
RECOVERY: Steroid Benefit in Severe COVID-19 Holds Up
MedPage Today, July 17 2020
Preliminary report of 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, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Plug COVID-19 research gaps in detection, prevention and care
Nature World View, 15 July 2020
Senior Research Fellow Trudie Lang, Professor of Global Health Research at Oxford writes on the need for better breadth and coordination of global COVID research studies.
It’s masks, not washing, scientists suggest
International New York Times, 07 July 2020
Senior Research Fellow Trish Greenhalgh, professor of primary care health sciences at Oxford University, says: “ There is no incontrovertible proof that SARS-CoV-2 travels or is transmitted significantly by aerosols, but there is absolutely no evidence that it’s not. So at the moment, we have to make a decision in the face of uncertainty, and my goodness, it’s going to be a disastrous decision if we get it wrong.”
TV: BBC World News, Global Questions (at 11:32:27)
BBC News, 28 June 2020
Professor Rasmus Nielsen, Senior Research Fellow of Green Templeton College and Director of The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Professor of Political Communication, answers questions from viewers on digital technology and misinformation.
How a British team discovered the first life-saving coronavirus drug
Wired.co.uk, 28 June 2020
Feature on the Recovery drug trial includes comments from 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.
Everything you need to socialise safely as pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopen
The Independent online, 23 June 2020
Senior Research Fellow Trish Greenhalgh, professor of primary care health sciences at Oxford University, comments on the government’s newly announced plans to reopen Britain and whether face coverings are an effective way to protect against infection. She said: “Many infections are spread by droplets, which are relatively large when they first come out as a cough or a sneeze but become much smaller as they travel through the air. The job of a cloth face covering isn’t to protect the wearer but to block the source of infection (what’s known as ‘source control’).’
Steroids: here’s what you need to know
The Times, 23 June 2020
Profile of the drug Dexamethasone, which researchers at the University of Oxford identified as the first drug proven to reduce mortality from Covid-19. Dexamethasone, a cheap steroid, reduces deaths by a third among the most severely ill patients. The results came from 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.
Truancy could rise in wake of school closures, Oxford study says
The Daily Telegraph Online, 22 June 2020
All young people will experience “some adverse effects” from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report published by Oxford’s department of education. Governing Body Fellow Professor Harry Daniels, one of the report’s authors, said that there is a “real risk” that schools will see a rise in truancy when they reopen. Children who have become withdrawn from learning during lockdown will struggle to reintegrate into education when schools reopen, the report found.
Favourite MBA Professors Of The Class of 2020
Poets and Quants, 17 June 2020
Green Templeton MBA student Eli Mitchell-Larson comments on Pegram Harrison, Senior Fellow in Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School, being listed as one of 2020’s favourite MBA Professors. ‘Pegram Harrison takes insights from music, art, and the humanities and connects them to business. It’s unconventional and a very “Oxford” approach to MBA content, but it generates some fascinating insights on leadership,’ said Eli.
Why Investing in Procurement Makes Organizations More Resilient
Harvard Business Review, 17 June 2020
Professor Rafael Ramirez, Green Templeton Fellow and Director of the Oxford Scenarios Programme at Saïd Business School writes in the Harvard Business Review on how firms can develop the resilience they’ll need to strategically and effectively meet the new challenges ahead.
Coronavirus: Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug
BBC online, 16 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, finds low-dose steroid treatment dexamethasone reduces the risk of death by a third for patients on ventilators. For those on oxygen, it cut deaths by a fifth.
Instagram ”will overtake Twitter as a news source”
BBC online, 16 June 2020
The 2020 Reuters Institute Digital News report found the use of Instagram for news had doubled since 2018. The trend is strongest among young people. It said nearly a quarter of UK 18-24 year olds used Instagram as a source of news about coronavirus.
Breakfast (at 07:02)
BBC Radio Oxford, 15 June 2020
Senior Research Fellow Trish Greenhalgh, professor of primary care health sciences at Oxford University, comments on an item about wearing masks and says people don’t have to go overboard with face coverings ‘you can make them out of old t-shirts, out of old underwear, out of old handkerchiefs, they are not difficult to make. We don’t need to use hospital level infection control measures, it can be a lot more casual than that because if most people wear a face covering that is pretty efficient most of the time we will bring this virus under control.’
Time to act on newsroom inequality
Toronoto Star, 11 June 2020
A 2019 report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism on newsroom diversity stressed that it was not only a question of better representation of the underlying population, but also a question of power, as the media still largely decide who gets to be heard in society and thus who gets to shape political and social issues.
Virologists vigorously debunk new study on origins of the novel coronavirus
ABCNEWS.com, 9 June 2020
Professor Rasmus Nielsen, Senior Research Fellow of Green Templeton College and Director of The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Professor of Political Communication, University of Oxford, comments on new claims surrounding the origins of the novel coronavirus.
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.
Oxford college heads stand with black students to fight against systemic racism
The Guardian, 4 June 2020
In a letter signed by the heads of all the Oxford colleges, they ‘reassert our belief in the need to promote, protect and advance equal dignity and respect, diversity of thought, good race relations, tolerance and multiculturalism in our institutions and the world.’
ESG passes the Covid challenge
Finantial Times online, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 1 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.