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Top Tips for New Undergraduate Historians
9/14/2022 2:34 PM

Welcome to the University of Reading History department! If you are reading this, you are most likely a new student about to embark on their journey for an undergraduate History degree. Starting university can be overwhelming. In all the uncertainty … Continue reading

Pirate Legends IV: Hoist the Colours, by Luke Walters
9/6/2022 12:06 PM

A Historical Blog Exploring the Myths and Legends of the Golden Age of Piracy ‘I ran to the colour lines, handed down their cursed black flag, and chucked it overboard…’ -Jim Hawkins, Treasure Island (1883) Despite the countless piratical tropes … Continue reading

Pirate Flag Challenge – Full Gallery
8/30/2022 11:57 AM

Thank you to everyone who got involved with Captain Jackdaw’s Pirate Flag challenge! We were blown away by all the submissions, from pirate enthusiasts aged 3 – 10! It has been a joy to see at all the creativity on … Continue reading

Draw a pirate flag!
8/22/2022 10:25 AM

A fun children’s challenge with a pirate treasure prize… Are you looking for a summer holiday activity for the kids? Do you know any young pirate enthusiasts? Do you want the chance to win a bundle of pirate-themed goodies? Then … Continue reading


Undergraduate Open Days

We typically hold Undergraduate Open Days in June and October each year. These events offer an opportunity to speak to students and lecturers from all our courses, enjoy talks, and find out more about University life.


Master's events

These events typically include live presentations from academic staff on our different master's courses, live chat with staff and students, and lots of other useful digital resources.


Meet the team

Meet the staff who will work with you and enable you to pursue your passions.