As a postgraduate student at Reading, you will be part of our Early Modern Research Centre (EMRC). The EMRC organises regular seminars in term time, colloquia in Summer term, and in July hosts the annual Reading Early Modern Conference, an international three-day event that has been running for over twenty years. Through seminars and conferences, you will be able to meet other graduate students, both from the UK and abroad, and to develop your ideas with other people who share your interests. You will be able to meet other graduate students, both from the UK and abroad, as well as visiting scholars, and to develop your ideas with other people who share your interests. If you decide to continue postgraduate study to PhD level, you will have the opportunity to share your own research with them.
The University is situated in a beautiful eighteenth-century landscaped park, close to Reading's town centre. The Library has excellent research facilities, which include: digital resources such as Early English Books Online (EBBO) and Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO); microfilms, covering, among other resources, the mid-seventeenth-century Thomason Tracts; an extensive collection of early printed books - the Stenton Collection, the Overstone and Cole Libraries, and the Abingdon, Buckland, Didcot and Henley parish libraries - held in the Special Collections section of the Reading University Library. In addition, the University has strong links with the Berkshire Record Office and the Archives of St George's Chapel Windsor. Reading is within easy reach of major archives, such as Oxford's Bodleian Library, the British Library, and the National Archives in London.