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.
Humans are not as good as coming up with sudden 'game-changing' new ideas as was previously thought, a new University of Reading study suggests.
Scientists have theoretically designed a new material that could help supply the world with clean energy by turning water into fuel, using just the power of the sun.
Researchers have observed how a light-activated compound alters the structure of DNA - which could be the first step in creating new, targeted cancer treatments.
Research by University of Reading scientists into climatic patterns from the past 1,000 years has improved our understanding of how the weather in Europe could respond to changes in the future.
Scientists often use satellites, supercomputers or high-tech arrays of instruments to show how the climate is changing.
Live Aid took place 30 years ago this summer, raising £150million for drought-stricken regions of Africa. But the world inadvertently did something else to help: greenhouse gas increases brought back life-giving rains.
Researchers at the University of Reading have designed a new super-efficient way of delivering an anti-cancer drug which could extend and improve the quality of life for bladder cancer patients—and perhaps save lives.
Research from the University of Reading, featured on the BBC's 'Autumnwatch' last night, shows how a rare bird of prey has made a return to British towns thanks to people feeding them.
Farmers' profits, rural biodiversity, and consumer choice could all improve significantly by sharing data about the food system.
Our knowledge of the people who worshipped at Stonehenge and worked on its construction is set to be transformed through a new project led by the University of Reading.