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Tag: Humanities

Lockdown ArtLab

Children from primary and secondary schools in Reading have been getting creative during lockdown, thanks to a cutting-edge art and technology project run by the University of Reading. ArtLab, which is run by staff and...

A Postgraduate Stepping Stone

Ellie Chaston’s passion for history led her to study a Master’s of Research in Medieval Studies at Reading. Ellie tells CONNECTED why a postgraduate course was an obvious choice for her and how it opened the door to her...

The Digital Classroom

CONNECTED speaks to three academics about how lockdown has changed the way they teach, after the University moved more teaching and exams online. The suspension of in-person teaching, and move to online lectures...

Motivating Millions

From live DJ sets to video gaming challenges, CONNECTED looks at how the University of Reading community is helping to motivate millions during lockdown. It’s not easy staying motivated during a lockdown, but here at...

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...

Returning to Reading

Dr Kristina West explains how returning to Reading to do a master’s in children’s literature inspired her to continue her studies.  Years after obtaining her BA at Reading, Dr Kristina West discovered that the...

Student Journalist Wins Award

Student journalist, Taz Usher, was recognised with an award from the Student Publication Association for her impactful article on sexual consent and safety.  As a current English language and linguistics student at...

A Passion For Classics

Classics teacher and Reading alumna, Rachael Hopley, talks to CONNECTED about following your passions and the joy of not having life completely figured out.   Rachael’s career has been characterised by trusting her...

Art That Makes Life Worth Living

Science is important. But art is vital.  We are lucky at Reading to have such a wonderful mix of students and academics that cover both sciences and arts. We often talk about our world-class agricultural, environmental...

Tapping into the Senses

Associate Professor, Dr Kate Allen, tells CONNECTED about a pioneering research project and start-up enterprise aimed at making museums more inclusive for people with learning disabilities. In today’s society, it is...