University of Reading

The University of Reading is a public university located in Reading, Berkshire in England.

Reading is a public university located in Reading, Berkshire in England. It was established in 1892 as a satelite college of Christ Church, Oxford. It received the power to grant its own degrees by Royal Charter in 1926 from King George V, and was the only university to receive such a charter between the two world wars.

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, a college of the University of Oxford. The first President was the geographer Sir Halford John MackinderThe 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. Three years later it was given a site, now the university’s London Road Campus, by the Palmer family of Huntley & Palmers fame. The same family supported the opening of Wantage Hall in 1908, and of the Research Institute in Dairying in 1912.

Agriculture, Policy and Development
Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science (SAGES)
Arts and Communication Design
Arts, Humanities and Social Science (Faculty)
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Built Environment
Careers Management Skills
Chemical Analysis Facility
Chemistry, Food & Pharmacy
Clinical Language Sciences
Computer Science
Construction Management and Engineering
Continuing Education
Corporate Learning
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Economic and Social Sciences (Faculty)
English Language and Applied Linguistics
English Literature
Film, Theatre & Television
Food and Nutritional Sciences
French Studies
German Studies
Geography and Environmental Science
Graduate Institute of Political and International Studies
Graduate School
Health Sciences
Henley Business School (Faculty)
ICMA Centre (the Business School for Financial Markets)
Informatics Research Centre (IRC)
Institute of Education
Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP)
International Development and Applied Economics
International Foundation Programme
International Study and Language Institute (ISLI)
Italian Studies
Literature and Languages
Languages at Reading
Life Sciences (Faculty)
Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Modern Languages and European Studies
National Centre for Language and Literacy
Politics, Economics and International Relations
Politics and International Relations
Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences
Real Estate and Planning
Science (Faculty)
Typography & Graphic Communication
Shops and cash machines
Places to eat
Job shop