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Event Highlights September 2019

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Each month we will publish a schedule of upcoming events which may interest colleagues. Please see below:

Take part in online healthy eating study

Colleagues and their friends and family who would like free healthy eating advice are invited to take part in the online EatWellUK study that is testing a new app developed by researchers from the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition, Biomedical Engineering and Agriculture. To find out more and to register, please visit the EatWellUK website.

Improvisation Workshops

Colleagues are invited to take part in a series of improvisation workshops. You don’t need any drama, acting, comedy or improv experience to attend, which are held 13:00-13:50, at London Road. With the next being on 4 September Room G0.4, L22. We’ll be playing fun and friendly warm-ups, exercises to explore core improv skills such as listening, making and accepting offers, followed by games, scenes and stories. Contact Stuart Moses for more information.

Royal County of Berkshire Show: Spark Your Senses

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September, 08:00–18:00, Newbury Showground, Priors Court Road, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 9QZ. The annual Royal County of Berkshire Show is back! Come along to celebrate agricultural life at this family friendly event on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September. There is plenty to see and do including University of Reading’s very own stand. Join us in an interactive exploration of the five senses and discover our fascinating research by immersing yourself in incredible virtual reality, scratching and sniffing smelly plants, finding out how musical you are, exploring your taste preferences and much more! This year children’s tickets (ages 5–15) are reduced to £1 and children under 5 can enter for free! You can book tickets here.

Community Meeting: Strategy Supper

Thursday 26 September, 18:00–20:00, G03 & G04, LO22, London Road campus. Are you a member of staff and do you live locally? If so, come along to our Community Meeting to learn about our plans to build on our relationship with residents and businesses alike, and bring your ideas and shape the impact we can have in your area. Local partners will be invited, including Council Leaders, local Councillors, and local police teams from Reading and Wokingham. Join us for food at 18:00, with the meeting starting at 1830. Admission free but booking is essential which you can do here.

Climate Change: Turning up the Heat on our Health  

Wednesday 16 October, 19.30, G10, Palmer building, Whiteknights campus. We all know that climate change is damaging our planet – but what about us? Our hearts, lungs and other vital organs are damaged by air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, and climate change worsens this effect. In this lecture, Environmental Economist Professor Elizabeth Robinson brings together stories and observations with hard data to show the impact of climate change on human health over time. She makes a powerful argument for keeping climate change in check – not just for the planet’s sake, but for the sake of our health. Admission is free but booking is essential, which you can do here.

Parent and Family Network coffee Morning

Tuesday 24 September, 11.30-12.30, G09, Allen Lab, Whiteknights campus. There’ll be tea and coffee, a chance to meet other members of the Network, and Professor Carmel Houston-Price will be talking to us about her research into how to get young children to eat more vegetables. Come and join us for the first Parent and Family Network coffee morning.

If you would like to find out more information, please click here to see our full event listing.

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