Reading Uni London Rd campus

Update: This walk is now fully booked, please contact the booking administrator to be added to the waiting list. 

Explore the London Road campus and the early history of Reading University. Visit the pre-existing buildings (East Thorpe, Acacias and Green Bank), find out about the site’s links with the Palmer and Sutton families, before looking at the growth and development of the University (Great Hall, Library, War Memorial and gymnasium). Walk includes a visit to the Museum of English Rural Life.

Walk led by Friends of Reading University.

Places are limited and so pre-booking is required. The meeting location will be communicated to all attendees about a week before the tour takes place.

For any queries please contact the booking administrator


27 Oct 2019


14:00 - 15:30


The Centre for Heritage & Family History


The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ
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Berkshire Family History Society works to meet the needs of those researching their ancestry across the UK and overseas – as well as those looking for former relatives in historic Berkshire.  You do not need to be a member to benefit.

The society offers:

  • Research Zone in central Reading that is free to use and open to all

  • Free access at The Centre for Heritage and Family History to online resources like FindMyPast, the 1939 Register, The Genealogist, the British Newspaper Archive and Ancestry (the worldwide edition)

  • Regular free help and advice sessions

  • Meetings in Abingdon, Bracknell, Newbury, Reading, Windsor and Woodley — open to everyone

  • Online discussion list for members  informed answers to research queries and advice from experienced researchers

  • Members’ Area with data and other information not readily accessible elsewhere

  • Indexes and transcriptions of Berkshire’s historic records on CD — parish registers, probate documents, monumental inscriptions, maps, First World War history and more

  • Quarterly magazine, the Berkshire Family Historian, for members

  • a chance to join in project work, recording, transcribing and helping to preserve records

  • Links to the research experience, advice and support of members worldwide

  • Opportunities to volunteer and so help others with their family history