Monthly Archives: April 2016

Grant applications Spring 2016

3D printed DNA Model750750ChemistryDNA has a complex structure which is difficult to grasp. A 3D model is a good way to aid people’s understanding. The model will be used internally to aid student understanding but perhaps more significantly it will be used in outreach activities and school visits to aid the public understanding of this fundamental building block. … Continue reading 3D printed DNA Model
Winckelmann and curiosity in the 18th century gentleman’s study19251925Ure MuseumPrinting 100pp catalogue of public exhibition being curated & exhibited with Christchurch, Oxford. Depending on £ available they would print copies: 200@£1310; 400@£1925;1000@£2985. Each copy sold would yield £10, returnable to the Friends. Professor Smith & Dr Harloe give a detailed description of the project including: “The exhibition, its catalogue, and the learning programme will … Continue reading Winckelmann and curiosity in the 18th century gentleman’s study
Large Print labels and tactile maps for visually impaired visitors15001500University Museums & Special CollectionsThe MERL object collection has recently been redisplayed and this has resulted in a significant uplift in visitors. Among those groups that are now engaging are Reading Mencap and a number of older people’s organisations, such as the U3A. Although our new interpretation includes much more information than before, we still get regular comments about … Continue reading Large Print labels and tactile maps for visually impaired visitors
Big Band Big Lunch8003636.60EventsThe Events office is applying to the Friends of the University and the Arts Committee for funding to support the third Big Lunch event at the University, to bring our communities together over lunch whilst raising the profile of our arts and culture amongst the local community. The theme this year is community and creativity, … Continue reading Big Band Big Lunch
Large wall-print of digital model of ancient Rome for Classics corridor13501350ClassicsDr Matthew Nicholls’ digital model of ancient Rome is a distinctive element of the Classics department’s teaching and research profile, and has gathered a substantial public following through a current free online course (taken by 12.500 people around the world). Images from the model are a popular part of our open and visit days, impressing … Continue reading Large wall-print of digital model of ancient Rome for Classics corridor
Trophy cabinet19141914RUSUTo fund the purchase of a Trophy display cabinet for the University Boathouse. There is currently nowhere to display the trophies and awards that the Boat Club achieves. These range from awards such as the most dedicated club (awarded by RUSU) as well as a Boat club blazer dating back to the 1925/26 season, the … Continue reading Trophy cabinet
Develop a New Area of the Garden150300Friends of Harris GardenTo help [in conjunction with the Friends of the Harris Garden] to create a new area of the Garden.
MERL Garden40004000Museum of English Rural LifeTo develop further the visitor’s experience in the garden we would like to furnish the shepherd’s hut with traditional shepherding and contemporary shepherding materials. This will provide an introduction into the history shepherding and an opportunity to handle objects that help visitors investigate how wool is transformed from a fleece into a jumper. The garden boasts very varied planting of flowers, shrubs and trees, but offers little guide to visitors about them. We intend to create coherent signage across the garden. These will be permanent and accessible signs. Alongside the individual plant signage we would like a welcome panel to the garden in the style of a traditional village community notice board. This panel will provide information about all areas of the garden, our community groups and how to get involved. We have been in discussion with Nature Nurture about creating informal learning arenas within the garden and encouraging children to play outside. Our woodland area has been highlighted as ideal for this activity. To transform this area we require further materials to create a mud kitchen and for similar activities.
Drum Circle14142414Institute of EducationMake up a full set of African drums so that both University students and school groups can take part in drumming sessions. £1000 from an alumna has started the set.
Multi-purpose chairs20007968MERL UMASCSTowards 80 multi-purpose chairs for events, school parties, concerts and the new cafe area. Part funding has been received from HLF and the Earley Charity. A chair trolley is also likely to be needed.
Great Hall Clock38433843Campus Services/Estates & FacilitiesA clock at the back of the hall to enable the users of the stage (e.g. VC at Graduation) to see the time easily
Boat trailer10008000RUBC/RUSUFor towing boats around the country for competitions and training camps. The current trailer is 25 years old. Students have raised £5000 already.
Display system200200Fine Art & ArchaeologyMaterials for students to make stands for travelling exhibition of residency work at Vale of Pewsey archaelogical site
Recording collections-based seminars26642664Typography & Graphic CommunicationRecording two collections-based seminars for wide publication. This project will publish both internally and externally helping enhance the department and University's outreach as well as its academic aims.
Office & Kitchen refurbishment10011001University Chaplaincy(a) £265 Kitchen equipment for students, societies & Univ. staff to prepare their own food & use by participants in bread baking activities; (b) Office equipment (PC £512.32 Microsoft Office £59.99 Printer £163.68) for chaplains and the Chaplaincy administrator, facilitating better interaction with students and staff (posters etc)
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