Architecture Public Lectures
We have two lecture series here at the School of Architecture:
Student Lecture Series
Each academic year, our students invite practitioners to speak at our student-run lecture series. This series is launched each year with a DEGW Foundation Lecture to mark the arrival of the DEGW archives that have kindly been gifted to the School.
The current series has now come to an end, but we will be starting again in the autumn, so please do check back for more updates.
Past student lecture series
The Reading 2050 lecture series is a platform of discussion around the work of the Reading 2050 group established in 2013 by the School of the Built Environment, Barton Wilmore and Reading UK to deliver a strategic, long-term vision that will support the delivery of Reading's legacy of a truly smart and sustainable city.
Upcoming Reading 2050 talks:
- 18 July: The Urban Metabolism of Reading (Dr Eugene Mohareb and Dr Daniela Perrotti, School of the Built Environment)
- 25 October: Transforming the Museum of English Rural Life: Past, Present and Future (Kate Arnold Foster, MERL)
- 29 November: Future Health and Quality of Life in Reading (Dr William Bird, Intelligent Health)
- 31 January: Reading's Climate Change Strategy (Chris Beales (Reading Climate Change Partnership) and Ben Burfoot (Reading Borough Council)
- 28 February: Digital Visualisation: Understanding the Past and Revealing the Future (Dr Ian Ewart and Dr Dragana Nikolic, School of the Built Environment)
Economy and Employment
- 28 March: The Future of the Reading Diamond in the Thames Valley (Professor Kathy Pain, School of Real Estate and Planning)
- 25 April: Smart City Cluster in the Thames Valley (Rob McDonald, Peter Brett and Associates)
- 23 May: What is the Future of the Tech Economy in Reading? (Nigel Horton-Baker, Reading UK)
- 20 June: The Current and Future Role of Thames Valley Berkshire LEP (Tim Smith MBE, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP)
- 26 September: Future Housing and Population Change in Reading (Simon Macklen and James Donagh, Barton Willmore)
24 October: The Oxford-Cambridge Corridor: Opportunity or Threat for Reading (John Worthington, MBE)
All lectures will take place:
- Room G01, building L022, London Road campus, University of Reading, RG1 5AQ