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University of Reading anoints new Chancellor

University of Reading anoints new Chancellor

The Rt Hon. The Lord Waldegrave of North Hill PC – William Waldegrave – was anointed as the University of Reading’s new Chancellor at a ceremony today (Friday 9 December). Lord Waldegrave becomes Reading’s eighth Chancellor, succeeding Sir John Madejski who continues as an ambassador to the University as Chancellor Emeritus. Sir John Madejski, who […]

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Reading University wins lead role in £340m EU food innovation project

Reading University wins lead role in £340m EU food innovation project

Scheme aims to transform food sector in Europe It aims to halve food waste and improve diets in Europe by 2030 UK companies and universities of Reading, Cambridge & Queen’s Belfast to play major role British companies and universities have won access to a £340 million EU Innovation programme to change the way we eat, […]

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University of Reading releases its 2015/16 financial statements

University of Reading releases its 2015/16 financial statements

The University of Reading has published its financial statements for 2015/16. The headlines are as follows: • Total income £344.8m (up from £288.5m in 2015) • Total expenditure £288.8m (down from £293.3m in 2015) • A total surplus of £65.3m was recorded (up from £5m in 2015). The main driver of this improvement was £71.7m […]

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Reading’s Teacher Training Partnership ‘good’ with ‘outstanding elements’, says Ofsted

Reading’s Teacher Training Partnership ‘good’ with ‘outstanding elements’, says Ofsted

Ofsted has praised the University of Reading’s Initial Teacher Training Partnership for being “good” with some outstanding elements. In recognition of the quality of its training, Reading’s Institute of Education (IoE) is one of only 25 providers that have been given quotas from the government to train teachers for three years while other providers only […]

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Bulmershe Leisure Centre To Be Demolished

Bulmershe Leisure Centre To Be Demolished

Last Thursday Wokingham Borough Council’s decision-making executive decided the future of Bulmershe Leisure Centre in Woodley.   It was agreed, subject to budget agreements to be decided early next year, that Bulmershe Leisure Centre be demolished (subject to a successful planning application) and replaced with a new leisure facility containing a sports hall, six-lane swimming […]

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Local Reading Engineers launch a new keypad HAT for the Raspberry Pi on Kickstarter

Local Reading Engineers launch a new keypad HAT for the Raspberry Pi on Kickstarter

A new keypad HAT for the Raspberry Pi launches on Kickstarter, 14th November 2016 Raspberry Pi has now sold over 10 million of their tiny computers worldwide, to educators, students and programming enthusiasts alike! Consequently, the products are now some of the most sought-after in terms of educating and helping people to get involved in […]

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Scientists design new material that could both capture CO2 emissions AND turn them back into fuel

Scientists design new material that could both capture CO2 emissions AND turn them back into fuel

A new type of super-material that could capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and turn them into fuel using only sunlight has moved a step closer to reality. Scientists at the University of Reading have used supercomputers to design hypothetical materials with the precise molecular structure needed to absorb CO2 and convert it to cheap fuel. The photocatalyst […]

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Reading Borough Council Publishes NHS Local Sustainable Transformation Plan

Reading Borough Council Publishes NHS Local Sustainable Transformation Plan

Reading Borough Council today (Nov 16) becomes the latest local authority to publish the NHS’s Draft Local Sustainable Transformation Plan for its area. The Council has taken the decision due to serious concerns about transparency of the draft document, drawn up by the NHS for the Berkshire West, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire area. A predicted financial […]

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Ridgeway Primary School Celebrates New Buildings with Grand Opening

Ridgeway Primary School Celebrates New Buildings with Grand Opening

A SCHOOL in south Reading will be celebrating the completion of its expansion project with an official opening ceremony this week. Staff and children at The Ridgeway Primary School will be welcoming guests for the event on Friday 18th November. The project has included a new 10-classroom teaching block and a new entrance building containing […]

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Potential funding to investigate a potential garden settlement on the borders of Reading

Potential funding to investigate a potential garden settlement on the borders of Reading

Partners across Western Berkshire have joined forces to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) for government funding for a potential garden settlement on the borders of Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham Borough.   The EoI is in parallel (and without prejudice) to the strategic planning process that will decide how the homes, transport, schools, shops, […]