Skip to main content

Public lectures – University of Reading

Show access keys

Public lectures

  • Lunchtime concert series: Lyric Piano Trio 4/11/2014 at 13:10-13:50
    Every Tuesday during University term time. Featuring a diverse mix of magnificent music from our own students and visiting professionals, our lunchtime concerts are free and all are welcome.
  • Gerald Finzi Memorial Lecture: 13 ways to look at a poet 7/11/2014 at 18:30
    Part of Reading Poetry Festival Don Paterson OBE We are delighted to welcome the award winning poet, author and musician Don Paterson to give this year’s lecture. Don will talk about the work of Michael Donaghy, the much-loved, influential and popular poet who died in 2004, whose friend and editor he was. Gerald Finzi (1901 – 1956) was an English composer who lived near Newbury, Berkshire, for much of his life. His local connection to Reading led his family to develop a link with the University after his death. This annual lecture, established in his memory, is inspired by Finzi’s extensive collection of English Literature, now part of the University’s archive.
  • Café Scientifique: Weathermen at war 10/11/2014 at 19:30
    The British Science Association Thames Valley Branch and the University of Reading are delighted to present the Autumn Café Scientifique series. Café Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. It is a forum for debating science issues, not a shop window for science. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable. Everyone is welcome to ask a question or make a comment. You don't need to be a scientist to enjoy the evening - just come with an open and enquiring mind. Admission is free, all welcome.
  • Could Europe have avoided war in 1914? 11/11/2014 at 16:00
    Professor Margaret MacMillan, University of Oxford In 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict that killed millions, bled its economies dry, shook empires and societies to pieces, and fatally undermined Europe’s dominance of the world. It was a war that could have been avoided up to the last moment, but why did it happen? In this lecture, hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and European Studies, award-winning author Professor Margaret MacMillan will explore these questions and more in this special commemorative lecture marking 100 years since the start of the First World War. Admission is free but places are limited. <a href="http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/about-event-register.aspx">Register to attend >>></a>
  • Lunchtime concert series: David Pether, organ 11/11/2014 at 13:10-13:50
    This special Armistice Day organ recital is in honour of the centenary of the start of the First World War. Every Tuesday during University term time. Featuring a diverse mix of magnificent music from our own students and visiting professionals, our lunchtime concerts are free and all are welcome.

We use Javascript to improve your experience on reading.ac.uk, but it looks like yours is turned off. Everything will still work, but it is even more beautiful with Javascript in action. Find out more about why and how to turn it back on here.
We also use cookies to improve your time on the site, for more information please see our cookie policy.

Back to top