Reading Readers – Adam McKie

Adam McKie, MA Research Student at Royal Holloway, University of London, tells us about his research into employee sporting activities in the Huntley & Palmer papers. My MA thesis explores the history […]

Reading Readers – Jack Davies

Jack Davies, Assistant Lecturer of History and PhD student at the University of Kent, tells us about his research into stately home hospitals during the First World War, notably at Cliveden, […]

Reading Readers – Jeremy

One of our volunteers, Jeremy, tells us about how an encounter with a book of remembrance in the archive has led him to trace the stories of those from the university […]

Reading Readers – Matt

PhD student Matt tells us about his time spent studying material within the world-renowned Samuel Beckett archive, and the archive of actor Billie Whitelaw. I am researching the production histories […]

Introducing Reading Readers

Our Reading Room Supervisor, Adam Lines, introduces Reading Readers, a new feature for the University of Reading Special Collections blog. On a daily basis, members of the public, students and […]

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 […]