Happy birthday Beardsley!

Today marks the anniversary of the birth of Aubrey Beardsley, a favourite artist among staff here. Aubrey Beardsley was born in 1872 and died from tuberculosis in 1898 at the age […]

Almanacs, Astrology and the Origins of Weather Forecasting

This post was written by Aoife Lintin, one of the University of Reading’s UROP students. UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme) placements provide exciting opportunities for undergraduates to work with staff on research […]

Hidden treasures from the Matthews-Shelley Collection

The Matthews-Shelley Collection is one of our rare book collections, and was created by the Shelley scholar G.M. (Geoffrey) Matthews (1920-1984), Professor of English at the University of Reading. The collection contains […]