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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.
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  • 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

  • bigbandlunchEveryone welcome at this University event on the London Rd campus 12 noon Sunday 5 June 2016. Bring your own picnic or enjoy a tasty treat from the BBQ grill, and try some of the beers and ciders in the Real Ale Festival at Eat at London Road. If you fancy something a bit different, the University will be showcasing some of its food science research, with a special ‘Ready, Steady, Nutritional Cook’ demonstration.
  • amysmithnewThe Friends has supported the Ure Museum with several grants over the years. This visit is by kind invitation of Amy Smith, Professor of Classics and Curator of the Museum. The visit starts at 2.30pm in the Ure Museum, Classics Department, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, Whiteknights campus, Building 1 on the Campus Map. It will be followed by tea at 4.15pm in the Meadow Suite (behind Park House). Please click the photo of Professor Smith for more information, parking permit and campus map. Please email thefriends@reading.ac.uk if you would like to attend. You are welcome to bring guests ...
  • Edith MorleyEdith Morley is believed to have been the first woman professor in this country. In our 2015 grants round, the Friends supported the publication of her memoirs. This will be launched in the Great Hall at this special event: In Conversation with Karen Blackett, OBE Chairwoman of MediaCom UK. Please click Edith’s photo – taken in Reading at the turn of the last century – for further details.
  • The Annual East Reading Festival at Palmer Park, June 14th, 2015Come and see us or volunteer to help man our stall at East Reading Festival. In 2015 we partnered with local charity RG Spaces to show our heritage info about the London Rd campus, alongside activities relating to the University’s Ure Museum, Ladybird book archive and Harris Garden.
  • DSC_4662-1024Reading and the Great War - a commemoration held in 2014
  • Dr John Grainger leading a heritage tour Heritage Trail 2012 info sheet
  • East-Thorpe designed by Waterhouse for the Palmer family Heritage Trail 2009 info sheet
  • Park house Heritage Trail 2007 info sheet