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University Hits The Streets To Help Students Meet Their Neighbours

University Hits The Streets To Help Students Meet Their Neighbours

Student tenants in Reading are being encouraged to get to know their neighbours, with the University offering them a free lunch if they take the trouble to introduce themselves to people on their street. Students Meet Their Neighbours Around 200 residents and students living in private accommodation were visited by students and community figures on […]

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Living Bus Shelters Now Growing In Reading

Living Bus Shelters Now Growing In Reading

Reading’s first ever green-roofed bus shelters are now live and growing! Reading Borough Council has installed the ‘living’ bus shelters at the A33, opposite Kennet Island, and at Christchurch Green, by the University of Reading. The innovative shelters help to improve local environments by helping to absorb traffic fumes and rainwater, as well as being […]

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Walker Institute and Microsoft Launch Collaboration For Climate Resilient Societies

Walker Institute and Microsoft Launch Collaboration For Climate Resilient Societies

A new collaboration with Microsoft is set to help scientists at the University of Reading’s Walker Institute develop more solutions to climate threats worldwide. Climate variability and change pose a huge risk to developing societies in the form of ecological degradation, state fragility, conflict, migration, rapid population growth and social inequality. Understanding these issues demands […]

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Reading Community Projects To Receive £50,000 As Part Of New University Initiative

Reading Community Projects To Receive £50,000 As Part Of New University Initiative

£50,000 has been awarded to local community projects as part of a new University of Reading initiative. The Community Fund, launched earlier this year, has been set up by the University, in partnership with the John Sykes Foundation. It offers financial support to projects that benefit the people and community of Reading. This is the first […]

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Reading £9 Million Road Resurfacing Programme Starts

Reading £9 Million Road Resurfacing Programme Starts

HUNDREDS of roads are set to be improved in Reading as projects to resurface main roads and residential roads across the borough begin at the start of October. This year’s major road resurfacing programme starts on Monday 4 October, with 42 sections of main road being enhanced over the next six weeks. The work will […]

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Reading Libraries Events This October

Reading Libraries Events This October

READING is celebrating its much-loved Library Service during October, with a bumper lineup of free events, activities and services on offer. The celebration launches with a live performance at Reading Central Library, with Bernadette Russell performing her 366 days of Kindness tour on Friday 1 October at 7 pm. Email info@readinglibraries.org.uk or phone 0118 937 […]

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One Third More Children Walk To School As a Result of Reading’s First Ever School Street

One Third More Children Walk To School As a Result of Reading’s First Ever School Street

ON NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL WEEK, Park Lane School in Tilehurst is celebrating the success of Reading’s first ever School Street with nearly one third more children now walking to the classroom. Five months on since it opened in April this year, data collected shows that the School Street trial has not only significantly increased […]

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Nine In Ten University of Reading Students Say They’ve Had At Least One Covid Jab

Nine In Ten University of Reading Students Say They’ve Had At Least One Covid Jab

More than 90% of University of Reading students responding to a poll about their vaccination status say that they have had one or both jabs. More than 650 students returning to campus for the new academic year anonymously shared their vaccination status with the University, with 86% of students responding indicating they had received both […]

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Reading Celebrates Black History Month 2021

Reading Celebrates Black History Month 2021

A CELEBRATION of drama, comedy, art and conversation are all on the menu for this year’s Black History Month 2021 in Reading. This years’ programme taking place across the town during October recognises the important contribution our diverse black community has made, and continues to make to our town and indeed across the country. There […]

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Henry I – Where Is He Buried In Reading, University of Reading Event

Henry I – Where Is He Buried In Reading, University of Reading Event

An event to celebrate 900 years of Reading Abbey will be hosted at the University of Reading on Tuesday 28 September. Established in 1121 by Henry I, Reading Abbey was one of Europe’s greatest medieval monasteries. It is also the burial location of Henry I. The Abbey has been subject to many small-scale archaeological excavations […]