The University of Reading is a university in the English town of Reading, Berkshire. The University was established in 1892 as University College, Reading and received its Royal Charter in 1926. It is based on several campuses in, and around, the town of Reading. The University has a long tradition of research, education and training at a local, national and international level. It offers traditional degrees and also less usual and other vocationally relevant ones. It was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 1998, 2005, 2009 and again in 2011. It is one of the ten most research intensive universities in the UK and ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world by THE. The University owes its first origins to the Schools of Art and Science established in Reading in 1860 and 1870. In 1892 the College at Reading was founded as an extension college by Christ Church of the University of Oxford. The Schools of Art and Science were transferred to the new college by Reading Town Council in the same year. The new college received its first treasury grant in 1901.
Heavily-contaminated water found in Thames Valley
High-levels of faecal-contaminated, disease-ridden bacteria have been found in floodwater in the Thames Valley Wraysbury, Berkshire in University of Reading analysis for Sky News and Channel 4 News.
Britain: Atlantic 'storm factory' brews up more wet winter weather
With Met Office figures showing parts of Britain have had the wettest January on record, Reading weather experts say an Atlantic 'storm factory' is to blame - and there could be more to come.
Atlantic current decline could be good news for the British summer
(Phys.org) —Major currents in the North Atlantic Ocean seem to be slowing down, according to new research from the University of Reading.
Roman 'Christmases' were similar to ours
When opening your presents or enjoying a night out this Christmas spare a quick thought for the Romans. We owe much of our festive fun to them.
How animals go from farm to fork in 24 hours
The world is eating more meat than ever before. But how much do we really know how the meat on our plate gets there?
Lightning 'halos' could help track fierce thunderstorms
Scientists from the University of Reading and Bristol Industrial and Research Associates Limited (BIRAL) have discovered a new method of tracking fierce thunderstorms.
World food security more vulnerable than ever to climate change
A new study, published today (2 August) in Science, has called for a 'climate-smart food system' to prevent climate change from slowing progress in eradicating global hunger.
Scientists join forces to push Britain forward in new space race
Experts in satellite monitoring of the Earth's climate and ecosystem are to pool their talent to observe changes on the planet.
New technology means improved safety for radiation workers
The University of Reading has played a leading role in the development of new technology that will reduce health risks for those working in jobs where there is a danger of radiation exposure.
Reducing negative impacts of palm oil plantations
Harmful environmental and social impacts of palm oil plantations in the developing world could be minimised by buffer zones around towns and villages; protection of areas with high ecosystem value and effective consultation ...
Weather reports aid life-or-death decisions in Africa
(Phys.org) —The Africa Climate Exchange (AfClix), a University of Reading led project, is helping to bring vital drought and flood information to the people of sub-Saharan Africa. ...
Smarter energy use by industry could cut electricity demand by 75 percent
(Phys.org) —As the Government debates the UK Energy Bill, new research has found that turning down non-essential services, such as heating, air-conditioning and pumping equipment, at times of peak electricity demand could ...
400-year-old Rubens sketch discovered at Uni
A 17th century drawing by renowned artist Sir Peter Paul Rubens has been discovered at the University of Reading.
Survey explores how gardeners are adapting to a changing climate
As gardeners and farmers across Britain survey the frost damage and delayed growth of their plants this Easter, scientists at the University of Reading are asking gardeners to participate in a new survey ...
Own goal or net profit? New research shows best way to value a football club
Football club investors will be able to make sure the price is right thanks to ground breaking research from Henley Business School at the University of Reading.