• Following the success of our 2017 Heritage Day, the
    Friends have developed a series of guided tours of the
    Whiteknights and London Road campuses. The first of
    these was organised for the Berkshire Family History Society,

  • This year we had two stalls. One showing the history of the campus and the other in conjunction with the Ure Museum, Classics dept and a local charity with hands on activities of animal-related museum objects together with 3D prints of Palmyra which The Friends had funded.

  • Dr Jaqui Turner of the History Department, who recently advised the Suffrage exhibition in Parliament, will speak on early female MPs alongside a recreation of her Nancy Astor exhibit informed by the University’s extensive Astor archive. Venue Palmer Building. Please book for the accompanying tea which starts at 3pm.

  • watch the afternoon Head of the River Races on Saturday
    9 March from the Canoe Club, The Warren, Caversham, Reading RG4 7TF, and to take tea
    there afterwards (parking along The Warren).
    Could those wishing to come please let Brenda Morris know by Friday 1 March ( Members are asked to arrive at the Club about 2 pm with the first
    race starting at 2.30 pm.

  • Human rights, global wrongs: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70

    Professor Rosa Freedman. Please book to attend at:

  • A talk by Richard van Emden.

  • Visit to Bermondsey and Rotherhithe 20 October 2018
  • 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

  • The visit will start at 2.30. Further details and a booing form will be sent to members in May.

  • Alumni and Supporters of the University are invited to this family fun day. Click the title for further particular and booking details.

  • With the Ure Museum 2016

    Once again The Friends will be taking part in this annual event on Palmer Park. Details nearer the time.

  • Details of the AGM and visit are sent to members during May.

  • Information nearer the event.

  • 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.

  • Members of The Friends are cordially invited to the launch of this installation of sculptures. Please click the title to see details.