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The School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science (SAGES) is home to two departments within the University of Reading – Archaeology, and Geography and Environmental Science.

The aim of the School is to further the understanding of environmental systems, human communities and their interactions in the past, present and future.

We seek to provide qualified people and knowledge to guide policy in sustainable development, contribute to the national economy, and to acquire an understanding of the past.

Department of Archaeology

We cover archaeology and archaeological science, aiming to understand human development and how previous cultures tackled problems that are comparable to the ones we face today.

Our teaching and research covers topics such as agricultural development, disease and human responses to climate change.

Department of Geography and Environmental Science

Our department consists of human and physical geography as well as environmental sciences. 

We endeavour to teach and research topics such as climate science to address pressing environmental and social issues.

Meet the team

Get to know the staff in our School.

Wellbeing, equality and diversity

We aim to create a supportive, fair and inclusive working environment for the benefit of all our staff and students.

Work with us

Visit our jobs site for information about current opportunities at the University of Reading.

QUEST: our enterprise services

Quest is a well-established commercial enterprise within the University of Reading. We provide an expert Archaeological and Environmental Science service to archaeological units, environmental consultancies and government organisations.

The Rob Potter Memorial Travel Award

The School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science (SAGES) has established the Rob Potter Memorial Travel Award for Overseas Fieldwork in honour of the former Head of School, Professor Emeritus Rob Potter.

Staff intranet

Information about administration, infrastructure and equipment for our staff.

Athena SWAN Silver Award
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