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Complete University Guide 2025 – Reading University Moves Up Places

Complete University Guide 2025 – Reading University Moves Up Places

Reflecting successes in student satisfaction, post-graduation employment prospects, and more, the University of Reading’s position in the top 35 institutions in the UK is confirmed, once again, according to the Complete University Guide Rankings 2025. Published this week, the rankings place Reading at 35 overall among UK institutions, with the University’s ranking for student satisfaction […]

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Oscar Wilde Month of May in Reading

Oscar Wilde Month of May in Reading

Reading celebrates Oscar Wilde and his links to the town as we near the anniversaries of his incarceration and subsequent release from Reading prison¹.  A rarely performed one man play, ‘The Importance of Being Oscar,’ is being staged at Reading Rep from 23 May, while a new Augmented Reality exhibition by Reading Guild of Artists […]

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Reading University Family-friendly Festival 2024 Returns To Whiteknights Campus

Reading University Family-friendly Festival 2024 Returns To Whiteknights Campus

Members of the local community are invited to join a free one-day, family-friendly festival hosted by the University of Reading on Saturday 18 May. Following the success of last year, the Community Festival returns to the University’s Whiteknights Campus between 11am and 5pm. On offer will be a variety of activities for people of all […]

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Reading MERL (Museum of English Rural Life) Awarded £3.3m

Reading MERL (Museum of English Rural Life) Awarded £3.3m

The University of Reading has been awarded just over £3.3m over the next five years for the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) and its Special Collections by Research England. The most recent higher education museums and galleries (HEMG) funding review outcome saw Reading double its previous funding to receive the fifth-largest award across all […]

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New Shinfield Recreational Open Green Space Needs A Name

New Shinfield Recreational Open Green Space Needs A Name

Local people in Shinfield are being invited to help to shape the future of their community by putting forward ideas to name a new recreational open green space. Owned by the University of Reading, the land is to the west of Shinfield, off Hyde End Lane, and has been planned as part of wider development […]

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Hennerton Golf Club ‘chips in’ Raising More Than £16,500 For Sue Ryder

Hennerton Golf Club ‘chips in’ Raising More Than £16,500 For Sue Ryder

Hennerton Golf Club near Wargrave, Reading has marked a successful year of fundraising after raising £16,519 for Sue Ryder. Men’s captain, Geoff Knight, and ladies captain, Jill Thompson, chose Sue Ryder as their chosen charity of the year for 2023/24. Geoff recently held their fifth annual Sue Ryder Cup, which started in 2019. The captains […]

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Reading University Vice-Chancellor Receives CBE at Windsor Castle

Reading University Vice-Chancellor Receives CBE at Windsor Castle

The University of Reading Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Van de Noort, received a CBE from HRH The Princess Royal at Windsor Castle on Tuesday 23 April.  Professor Robert Van de Noort CBE was appointed as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the News Year Honours list, in recognition of his contributions […]

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Nearly 200 Affordable Homes Delivered In New Reading Neighbourhood

Nearly 200 Affordable Homes Delivered In New Reading Neighbourhood

St Edward (a joint venture between Berkeley Group and M&G Investments) and L&Q have delivered 196 new affordable homes at Bankside Gardens, a new neighbourhood at Green Park Village, Reading. The homes are being delivered by St Edward for L&Q, one of the UK’s leading charitable housing associations, and are available through shared ownership or […]

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Electric Buses Coming To Reading

Electric Buses Coming To Reading

Two of Reading’s most popular bus routes will be served by the town’s first battery electric bus fleet following a successful bid for funding by the Council and Reading Buses. The Department for Transport announced today (22 March) that Reading had secured £4.7m from the Zero Emissions Bus Regional Area (ZEBRA) fund. The funding will […]

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2024 Reading Half Marathon

2024 Reading Half Marathon

THOUSANDS of runners will be pounding the streets of Reading once again on Sunday 14 April as the Reading Half returns to town. Elite athletes will be rubbing shoulders with amateur runners, and everyone in between, as participants again embark on the 13-mile course which culminates in a sprint finish at the Select Car Leasing […]