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Leisure Centres & Libraries Reopen in Step 2 of Lockdown Roadmap

Leisure Centres & Libraries Reopen in Step 2 of Lockdown Roadmap

Leisure facilities across the borough will reopen from 6am on Monday 12 April, with the Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley libraries also re-opening their buildings on set days and at reduced hours for browsing and borrowing of books. Loddon Valley, Bulmershe, St Crispin’s, Ryeish Green Sports Hub and Arborfield Green leisure centres will all re-open […]

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Samuel Beckett Collection Inspiring New Art And Literature

Samuel Beckett Collection Inspiring New Art And Literature

Life through the eyes of women and female oppression by society are explored in a newly-published collection of original fiction inspired by the University of Reading’s Samuel Beckett archives. Mouthpieces, consists of three texts by Irish novelist Eimear McBride that each portray female characters troubled by difficult events in their lives or by female stereotypes […]

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A Unique New Way to Meetup with other Local Runners Safely

A Unique New Way to Meetup with other Local Runners Safely

MotivMeet is a new social meetup app for runners to meet-up in your local area and go for runs in a socially safe way. MotivMeet helps people benefit from social exercise whilst abiding by the upcoming government’s ‘rule of 6’ guidelines. Lockdown and COVID-19 has impacted mental health through the lack of social interactions. MotivMeet enables […]

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Reading University Art Students Highlight Environmental Threats

Reading University Art Students Highlight Environmental Threats

An interactive online art exhibition exploring the connection between people and the natural world is presenting work by University of Reading students to the world this year. The 15th Nature Created by Design exhibition, hosted by Seoul Institute of the Arts in South Korea, includes a digital recreation of an art gallery, allowing visitors to […]

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Reading University Invites Local Community For A (Virtual) Cuppa

Reading University Invites Local Community For A (Virtual) Cuppa

A new community initiative set up by the University of Reading is encouraging local residents to chat directly with University staff and students over a cup of tea… if virtual for the time being. The new Cuppa Over… Community pilot scheme, aims to provide local residents with a chance to have their voices heard in […]

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Consumers Demanding More Sustainability Information From Food Industry According To New Research

Consumers Demanding More Sustainability Information From Food Industry According To New Research

Shoppers don’t trust the sustainability credentials being provided by the food industry, a new European survey shows. The EIT Food-funded TrustTracker® project surveyed more than 19,800 people from 18 countries across Europe about trust in the food sector and its various aspects. The latest TrustTracker® survey which took place during 2020 showed that farmers and […]

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A Global Pandemic Can’t Stop UK Magician Noel Qualter From Fooling Las Vegas Legends Penn & Teller

A Global Pandemic Can’t Stop UK Magician Noel Qualter From Fooling Las Vegas Legends Penn & Teller

A British magician who saw his business vanish at the start of Covid has managed to fool the magic superstars Penn & Teller on their hit TV show in America – and he did it from the comfort of his own home. “Fooling my magic idols was a dream come true after a year that […]

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5% Rise In Reading University Applications

5% Rise In Reading University Applications

The University of Reading has seen a 5% rise in applications of students wishing to study at Reading this year. The University had 19,599 applications (up  1,010 on last year) for full-time undergraduate courses at the UCAS ‘on time’ deadline of 29th January, slightly later than usual due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For 2021 entry, […]

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The University Of Reading Has Been Awarded £3.4 Million – Carbon-reducing initiatives.

The University Of Reading Has Been Awarded £3.4 Million – Carbon-reducing initiatives.

The University of Reading has been awarded over £3.4 million to deliver a range of carbon-reducing initiatives across its campuses.  Funding of £3.2 million is one of the first grants in the country to be awarded by Salix Finance as part of the new Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, a £1 billion grant scheme launched by […]

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Let The Children Play This Summer Say Leading Psychologists

Let The Children Play This Summer Say Leading Psychologists

Children should be given opportunity to play with their friends, be physically active and spend time outdoors in order to support their mental health according to a group of leading experts. Following a successful campaign last year, PlayFirstUK have written to the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP, calling for […]

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