Heritage & Creativity

Arts and humanities have a huge role to play in addressing how society responds to global challenges. The University of Reading blends research from across the arts and humanities, with social science and the sciences, to deliver unique perspectives on our heritage and the nature of human creativity.

We delve into contemporary challenges through the experiences of others from representation of war and conflict to improving the design of information for patients with dementia.

We want to focus our effort on the issues where our research can make the most difference.

Your philanthropic support is key to help us achieve this impact.

Heritage & Creativity projects you can support:

Samuel Beckett Research Centre: Help to increase engagement with one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century.

Imagine the possibilities. Together we can make it happen.

Key project facts and stats

Your support could help provide an Annual Festival of Heritage & Creativity


Creative industries are worth more than �76.9 billion per year to the UK economy


Arts funding fell 36% from 2009-10 to 2014-15

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W M Childs

Universities are living things: they feel, think and do. They are centres of intelligence; they are concerned with ideas; they have outposts upon the frontiers of knowledge; they sometimes do beautiful and remarkable things; they dream and imagine.

W M Childs

First Vice-Chancellor, 1926-29

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