Members Dr John Grainger and Ian Burn will give a talk on the heritage trails created for The Friends’ 90th anniversary celebrations in 2017. There will be an accompanying exhibition and tea. Full details and booking form have been sent to members.
A Friends’ grant is supporting this lively and friendly occasion. Bring a picnic to the London Road campus or buy your refreshments on the day. A range of activities based on the theme of ‘Everyone’s environment’, music from the Big Band and a heritage trail from The Friends.
The Friends are liaising with the Senior Common Room, The University Women’s Club, Two Rivers Press and local charity RG Spaces to open up the Acacias and tell the story of Professor Edith Morley and the London Rd campus in her day. The event will run 8/9 and 16/16 September 12noon-6pm. It forms part of the national Heritage Open Days and Vote100 Reading. Members of the Friends are invited to volunteer to man the exhibition. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The 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.
The 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.
Our 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.
Come 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.
The 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!”
To 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.
This talk will be given at Whiteknights by Professor Paul Hadley and Dr Matt Ordidge and will
explain the work of the National Fruit Collection, one of the largest such collections in the world,
which is based at Brogdale Farm in Kent and is co-curated by the University of Reading.