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Events

  • B19601_Swing_Ball_TicketsThe Big Band have their annual Swing Ball taking place on Saturday 25 November. This promises to be a great evening, with fantastic entertainment from the University Big Band and Reading Boys School Big Band, plus a swing dance taster session and performances from the University Swing Dance Society. This event has sold out in the past, so you are advised to book tickets in advance as soon as possible. https://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/music/Events/SwingBall.aspx
  • 8020Friends are most welcome to the University Carol Service which is taking place on Monday 4 December at 6pm in the Great Hall featuring the Chamber Choir and readings from University members.
  • christchurchUniversity choirs (Campus Voices, Academic Voices, and Chamber Choir, plus the Institute of Education’s Universal Voices children’s choir) will be performing in an advent concert on Thursday 7 December, at Christ Church (Christchurch Road, Reading, RG2 7AJ). The concert is free, but there will be a retiring collection for Nordoff Robbins, a music therapy charity. All welcome.
  • ScullingDate and details to be confirmed.
  • imageThe Reading 2050 project is holding open lectures to which members of the Friends are very welcome.
  • Organ recital in the Great HallFurther details will be available nearer the event.
  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADates and details to follow.
  • LibraryThe Friends will be taking part in this lively and friendly occasion. Bring a picnic to the London Road campus. Further details nearer the time.
  • LibraryInformation nearer the event.
  • imageOnce again The Friends will be taking part in this annual event on Palmer Park. Details nearer the time.

Some Past Events

  • LibraryProfessor Farrelly Head of the University’s new School of Architecture has invited us to visit. Further details will be available in August.
  • woolwichA guided tour of the area. Further details available in August.
  • Turbine House 2000 1200Inspired by Reading’s Victorian Turbine, All of a Twist is an exhibition of the science and technology of twisty-turny stuff under, on, above and beside Reading’s rivers. Thermals, tornados, whirlpools, watermills, willow, spirogyra, towrope, wool, DNA and turbines have all affected Reading, its river dwellers, monks, red kites and now us one way or another. Advised by Reading-based scientists, most from the University, local charity RG Spaces is mounting this exhibition at the Turbine House on the River Kennet courtesy Reading Museum. A special viewing for members of Friends of the University & their guests will be held on 6 Sept. Please arrive ...
  • Mike-at-Silchester_large382713_21622Professor Mike Fulford has invited us to the site of the new temple dig at Silchester. Further details will be available at the beginning of August.
  • shepherds hut decoratedThe Friends will be represented at this event showing a collection of historic University photos. The Shepherds Hut which The Friends helped fund is being unveiled decorated by the Mewes Knitters alongside many other community activities. Everyone is invited to bring along a picnic, and any family teasures you would like evaluated. See Community Treasures This is an excellent opportunity to get up to date with the changes the Friends are helping make in the Museum garden.
  • imageThe Friends was honoured to be inducted into the University’s College of Benefactors at the degree ceremony in the Great Hall on 6 July 2017. Dr Chris Gayford received the honour from the Chancellor followed by a presentation from the Vice-Chancellor, Sir David Bell in the Acacias.
  • merlOur Yearly Meeting will be held at London Road, with a visit to the Museum of English Rural Life followed by tea and our Meeting in Room L022 G03/4. Full details and booking form will be sent round nearer the time.
  • imageCome and see us or volunteer to help man our stall at the East Reading Festival. We will be continuing our partnership with local charity RG Spaces to show our heritage information about the University’s campuses, alongside activities relating to the University’s museums.
  • bigbandlunchThe University Events Team would like to welcome members to the third annual Big Band Big Lunch on the historic London Road campus. They write: “Join the fun as we invite the local community to join members of the University over lunch, to listen to music from the University Big Band and take part in a range of family-friendly activities based around this year’s theme of Community and Creativity. This event will have something for everyone, with food and drink available to purchase, or feel free to bring along a picnic and enjoy the festivities!”
  • Heritage Event illustrationTo celebrate the 90th anniversary of our foundation in 1927 there will be a Heritage Day event at Whiteknights on Sunday 7 May. Guided tours, displays and children’s activities. Children free £5 adults (to include tea and cake) . Everyone is welcome. Please see here for further information and booking details from the beginning of April.