- Bowls club
The University of Reading Bowls Club was founded in 1978 and now has about 80 members.
The Chaplaincy offers pastoral offer confidential support to all members of the University, whatever their beliefs or background.
- Cole Museum of Zoology
The Museum was established in the early 20th century by Francis J. Cole and contains some 3500 specimens of which about 400 are on display at any one time.
- Employees' social club
The Social Club was founded in 1949 and now includes an Angling Section and a Bowling Section. Any enquiries should be addressed to the Secretary, Mrs A. Fyfield, RUESC, TOB2, Earley Gate, and sent via internal mail or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Events diary
The online events calendar provides information on forthcoming lectures, exhibitions, concerts, plays, films and other arts events open to the public. There is also a printed Events Diary which is produced twice a year (January to June, and September to December), you can obtain a copy by emailing email@example.com.
- Friends of the Harris Garden
Situated on the Whiteknights campus of the University of Reading, Berkshire, UK the Harris Garden is an important amenity open to all. 'Friends of Harris Garden' is an organisation which was formed in 1987 to support the development of the garden, in partnership with the University.
- Friends of the University
Friends of the University of Reading was formed in 1926 to bring friends and supporters into contact with the University. Membership of The Friends gives access to an array of social and cultural events. New members are always welcome.
Making music at Reading is for everyone. Your degree subject or area of work in the University or the community makes no difference - if you want to be involved in music making, come along and do it!
The Museum of English Rural Life houses the most comprehensive national collection of objects, books and archives relating to the history of food, farming and the countryside. For event information see What's on at MERL.
- Public lecture series
Our Public Lecture Series is a showcase of research highlights from across the University. The lectures are given by Reading academics eminent in their field and cover a wide range of topical subjects.
- Reading Film Theatre
Situated on campus Reading Film Theatre was established 40 years ago as an independent cinema with a policy to show the best films from around the world.
- Reading University Alumni & Staff Cricket Club (RUASSC)
Formed in 1957, the RUASSC has about 30 members - both staff and post graduate students -ranging in age from 21 to 72. The club plays mostly on Sunday afternoons against local village teams. Please contact Richard Tranter, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rural Reads book club
Rural Reads book club at MERL meets once a month and focuses on books with a rural theme in the atmospheric setting of the Museum or garden.
- RUSU Societies
The RUSU runs over 60 different societies all of which are open to members of staff.
- RU Women's book group
The Women's book group meets every 6 weeks to discuss a book (fiction or non fiction) chosen by one of the members. Potential new members are welcome to a "taster session". For more information please contact Jackie Leslie on 0118 9692549 or email@example.com.
- Senior Common Room
The SCR is a club, formed in 1897, with membership open to all staff of the University, and to others by election. There are currently over 800 members.
Based next to the University's main Shinfield Road entrance, SportsPark is easily accessible and offers staff reduced membership packages.
- University Golf Society
Reading University's Staff Golf Society (RUSGS) hold five society meetings throughout the year, playing on a variety of courses in the area. If you are interested in joining please contact Graham Holloway, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- URE Museum
The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, owned by the University of Reading, is recognised as the fourth largest collection of Greek ceramics in Britain.
- Voices of Reading
Voices of Reading, established by Reading University Students' Union, is a new community choir. The choir is open to all ages and abilities and rehearses at George Palmer Primary School, Northumberland Avenue RG2 7PP on Monday evenings from 7-8pm. For further information contact Emily Shaw on 0118 373 4111 or email@example.com.
- Women's Club
The Women's Club is open to the wives and partners of male staff and to all women staff of the University. Current activities include a variety of talks, visits and parties but these change to reflect members' preferences.
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