How do you find
us? That, of course, all depends on where you come from. Let us
start from close by and move outward.
department. We occupy offices in the first and
second floors of the Tower Block of the Humanities and
building (HumSS). HumSS is one of the first buildings you find
upon entering the Whiteknights Campus from the Early Gate
entrance (take a look at a campus map and come back here
... you may even want to take a photographic
tour of the campus; it is well worth it; it is one of
the most beautiful in the UK).
Whiteknights Campus is located on the South side
of town (take a look at a city map). Several
link the campus to the city
centre. A taxi journey from the centre will set you back
approximately £5 depending upon traffic ...
town of Reading itself is located in the South of
England, some forty miles West of London (again, take a
look at a street map and come back here ... you may want
to take a photographic
tour of the town). Check out the web site of Reading
Borough Council. Reading is located on the fast
North-South East line. In 25 minutes you are in London.
Similar time to Oxford. Check the following web sites:
Western Trains: Fast trains to central London,
Trains to London, Oxford and London airports (Gatwick)
Check out the
web site of the Public
Transport Information. It provides a comprehensive guide
on public transports in the UK.
If you are getting here from anywhere in the world, it is
really good news. Reading is close to London's major
international airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton).
Heathrow is only 30 miles away and a convenient bus link
operated by RailAir runs every half an hour
(15 hours a day) between the
Reading train station in the city centre and all four
Heathrow terminals. The ride takes about 40
minutes and will cost £8
return. Gatwick is farther
away but a convenient train connection operated by Thames
Trains will take you directly here.
sites offer cheap air fares:
If you are planning a
trip to Reading, remember: Berkshire,
the county where Reading is located, is the sunniest county
in Britain. Of course, thatís all relative and this is
England after all. So pack an umbrella ... just in case. And
get the weather
report on Southern England from the BBC. More generally,
get your current UK news from the BBC,
Times, or The