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Merl Gets Financial Boost

Merl Gets Financial Boost

The Museum of English Rural Life (The MERL) has been awarded £74,248 by the Government to continue its popular online engagement activities, reaffirming its contribution to Reading’s arts and culture scene. The MERL is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving a share of £257 million of investment, as part of […]

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Anglo-Saxon Warlord Found – Archaeologists From The University of Reading Believe This Could Redraw Map Of Post-Roman Britain

Anglo-Saxon Warlord Found – Archaeologists From The University of Reading Believe This Could Redraw Map Of Post-Roman Britain

Archaeologists have uncovered a warrior burial in Berkshire that could change historians’ understanding of southern Britain in the early Anglo-Saxon era. The burial, on a hilltop site near with commanding views over the surrounding Thames valley, must be of a high-status warlord from the 6th century AD, archaeologists from the University of Reading believe. Anglo-Saxon […]

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Alfa Semedo Signs for ReadingFC

Alfa Semedo Signs for ReadingFC

Reading Football Club are pleased to confirm that 23-year-old midfielder Alfa Semedo has put pen to paper on a season-long loan move from Benfica. He arrived from Lisbon yesterday, watched his new teammates in action against Watford at the Madejski, began his medical yesterday evening before completing it this morning, and finalised the paperwork on […]

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Lewis Gibson Joins ReadingFC Until End Of Season

Lewis Gibson Joins ReadingFC Until End Of Season

Reading Football Club are very pleased to confirm that promising young Everton defender, Lewis Gibson, has this evening put pen to paper on a loan move to the Madejski. The 20-year-old Durham-born defender arrived in Berkshire earlier this afternoon to complete a medical and he now joins Veljko Paunović’s squad until the end of the […]

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The Universities Minister sees Reading University’s Campus Preparations To Tackle COVID

The Universities Minister sees Reading University’s Campus Preparations To Tackle COVID

The Universities Minister visited Reading this morning (Monday 21 September) to find out how the University of Reading is preparing to safely start the new academic year. Michelle Donelan MP, Minister of State for Universities at the Department of Education, asked to visit Reading to see the extensive preparations the University has made to begin […]

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Reading University Gains Seven Places In The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Reading University Gains Seven Places In The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

The University of Reading has risen seven places in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, moving to joint 31st in the latest league table. The rise of seven places also means that Reading rises to the third highest ranked South East university in the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide […]

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Reading University Research On 80% Empty Stadiums Linked To Higher Covid-19 Cases And Deaths

Reading University Research On 80% Empty Stadiums Linked To Higher Covid-19 Cases And Deaths

Professional football matches played before lockdown, even those in near-empty stadiums, were linked to higher Covid-19 cases and deaths in the local area, a study has found. The findings suggest that reopening stadiums with reduced capacities is unlikely to reduce rates of transmission on its own, without effective social distancing measures for fans before, during […]

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Electric Waste Vehicle Trial At Reading University

Electric Waste Vehicle Trial At Reading University

The University of Reading has continued its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint by taking part in a trial of one of the first fully electric waste collection vehicles in the UK. The University’s waste contractor, Select Environmental, took delivery of the fully electric truck for a two-day trial in late August, understood to be […]

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MND Team Smash Thames Pedalo Guiness World Record

MND Team Smash Thames Pedalo Guiness World Record

The Challenging MND Team which set off on Wednesday 26th August from Lechlade has totally smashed the previous Guinness World Record to travel the length of the Thames (128 miles) in a pedalo.* The team made it to Teddington Lock in driving rain at 10:19pm on Friday in just 2 days, 15 hours and 2 […]

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The Museum of English Rural Life to reopen on 8th September

The Museum of English Rural Life to reopen on 8th September

After almost six months of closure, The Museum of English Rural Life (The MERL) will reopen its doors and welcome back visitors on Tuesday 8th September 2020.  Visitors will be able to return to The MERL galleries, the popular shop and café, beautiful urban garden, and reading room. A range of new measures have been introduced to ensure a safe and welcoming- environment for all. Just in time to celebrate Heritage Open Days, The […]

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