The World of Stonehenge
The British Museum’s World of Stonehenge exhibition, co-curated by Reading archaeologist, Duncan Garrow, has given a million people a window into the lives of prehistoric people, through artefacts, soundscapes and events. Its legacy of online lectures, research and an exhibition book continues to link us with our distant past.
our work in the local area
Community-led research pilot with the British Science Association
Researchers at the University of Reading are working with the British Science Association (BSA) to pilot a new approach to community-led research in Reading and Slough. The project aims to put communities at the heart of research, exploring the issues that matter to them. The project is supporting local community groups to develop their own research agenda on broadly science-based topics, working with researchers from the University to help bring their projects to life.
Led by the Reading School of Art and hosted by partners within the town, Reading International is a contemporary visual arts organisation. It promotes and commissions exhibitions, performances, film screenings, workshops and talks. Artists and curators are given a platform to make new work in response to the unique social and historical context of Reading and wider Berkshire.
Come face to face with the mask of a terrifying Gorgon Medusa, see an elephant skeleton up close and explore our collection of original Ladybird Book covers. The University is home to the Museum of English Rural Life, The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology and The Cole Museum of Zoology as well as the Herbarium and some fascinating collections of books, prints and letters.
Volunteer for a study
The University carries out a range of research trials, for example in cardiovascular health or psychology, and we often need volunteers to participate in our studies. If you are interested in getting involved, explore the link below: