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Tag: Alumni Memories

Excelling At Love

Alice and James Bayes-Dickerson look back on their time at the University of Reading with fondness, as the couple – who are recently married – might not be together if it hadn’t been for one Excel...

The Golden Years

Martin and Verity Andrews’ lives have been intertwined with the University of Reading for the past 50 years. They met as teenagers, before both studying and working at the University. Now, they share their love...

Freedom To Fall In Love

Dakshayani Sharma and Huiyun Zhang share how the University of Reading brought them together, from their very distinct cultures and countries, so they could fall in love.  Dakshayani and Huiyun met at the University of...

A Love Story For-The-Ages

When Jean and Bruce Halliday decided to study at the University of Reading, little did they know it would be the beginning of a lifelong journey of love and happiness. They share their #UoRLoveStory which is truly one...

Class if '73 having a tour of the Cole Museum, stood in front of a skeleton of an elephant

Class Of ’73 Returns to Whiteknights

50 years since they graduated from the University of Reading, over 20 alumni gathered on Whiteknights Campus for a reunion that included seminars, auctions, tours and plenty of reminiscing. CONNECTED spoke to the...

The Classics Department corridor

Classics: Past And Future

The Classics Department at the University of Reading has been a resident of the Edith Morley building (previously HumSS) for decades. Today we look back at how the Department has changed over the years as we mark the...

Red love heart balloons on a pink background

Love At First Lecture

The first day of lectures can be daunting for some but not for our alumni couple, Ed Church and Andrée Payne, who proved that arriving early for class can change your life. Ed shares with CONNECTED his memories of...

Gill & Liz at Wantage Hall in 2023 and on graduation day in 1981

Halls In the 70s

Gill Griffin and Liz Vincent became firm friends when they met at Wantage Hall in 1978. They share their memories of what Wantage was like in the 1970s and the importance of friendship in adjusting to living at...

A Chance to Discover Yourself

CONNECTED speaks to graduate, Jacky Pearce, about her first year memories from Reading and the impact joining societies had on her university experience. Jacky, who studied Ancient History, joined Reading in 1990...

The Early Days of Wantage Hall

Wantage Hall, built in 1908, is the oldest hall of residence at the University of Reading. CONNECTED speaks to Chris Willson, the son of Alec Joseph Willson, who was one of Wantage Hall’s very first residents...