Hiroshima at 70

In 2011, the University of Reading received a remarkable and moving gift from the University of Hiroshima in Japan: a shattered roof tile collected from the riverbed near the hypocentre […]

New acquisition: The Song of Songs

Written by Fiona Melhuish, UMASCS Librarian. When turning the pages of The Song of Songs, one of our recent acquisitions for the Printing Collection, for the first time, you could […]

Pandora comes back to Special Collections

We have a newcomer to our staircase entrance hallway – the stunning Pandora, by JD Batten. Pandora is a part of the University art collection, and has joined us from […]

Enemies of the State: New acquisitions by Irish patriots

Special Collections has recently acquired three books that provide a Reading connection to Ireland’s early 20th-century troubles. The Enemies of the State project, a collaboration between the Department of English Literature at […]