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A Pioneering Career

Dr Robin Poole – Reading graduate, esteemed scientist and nature enthusiast – talks to CONNECTED about his pioneering research into arthritis, and why the University of Reading will always hold a special place in his...

Reading’s Community Fund

The University of Reading has partnered with the John Sykes Foundation to launch a new Community Fund, to support colleagues working on projects which benefit the local community in Reading. The new Community Fund forms...

Changing Attitudes

Inspirational psychologist and Reading graduate, Dr Janet Carr OBE, passed away at the age of 92 in March 2020. Her study on people with Down’s Syndrome was the world’s longest-running research project on this subject –...

The Power Of Hope

Last week, CONNECTED was privileged to speak to three close-knit friends about their experiences at Reading, their individual journeys since graduating from university, and how they are pulling together to support each...

The Big Sleep Out

In October, 190 people from across Berkshire slept in their gardens to raise money for Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity, Launchpad. This week CONNECTED speaks to Agnes Gibson, Head of Campaign and...

A Guide To University

The University of Reading has launched a new free online course to help parents and supporters learn about the UK’s university application process, and how to prepare their young person for university and the student...

A Family Affair

The Rackliff family has a long-standing history with the University of Reading. CONNECTED speaks to Lucy Rackliff, a graduate of the University and her daughter Victoria – who is a new student at Reading – about...

Quality Time At Home

As home schooling draws to a close and children return to their schools, a collaboration between the University of Reading, Oxford and Southampton has found that lockdown did have benefits for young children. Young...

The Wonders Of Wildlife

Reading Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Mark Fellowes, tells CONNECTED how people can use lockdown to discover the wonders of wildlife in their own back garden.  Being stuck at home during lockdown could be a golden...

Keep Calm And Get Reading

Dr Holly Joseph and Dr Nicola Wilson speak to CONNECTED about how reading can be used to alleviate homeschooling worries, and help individuals keep calm during the current crisis. Book clubs and the Blitz With many of...