Decadent Feminism: ‘New Woman’ Writers in the Special Collections

This blog post was written by Helen Zeineh, and is one of the outputs of a Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) project undertaken in the summer of 2022. Feminism’s debt to nineteenth-century decadence, and women’s contributions to decadence, are rarely acknowledged. This project sought to address this by cataloguing and publicising the University of Reading’s […]

New Special Collections Service Reading Room opening hours

We are pleased to announce that from Tuesday 4 October 2022, we are extending the opening hours of the Special Collections Service Reading Room. We will now be open until 4.30pm from Tuesday to Friday, and will no longer be closed at lunchtimes. The current opening hours are: Tuesday to Friday 9.30am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-4pm Our new […]

Cataloguing the Mills and Boon Book Collection

  The Mills and Boon Book Collection at the University of Reading is a collection of over 4,000 books from the Mills and Boon back catalogue, published between 1909 and 2011. Now, as well as being able to browse digital images of the dust jackets on the Virtual Reading Room, researchers can search the full […]