The History of Reading’s Hospitals

After a brief Branch Annual Meeting we will be discovering the history of Reading’s Hospitals from 1837 to the present day in this fascinating talk.

The talk mainly focuses on the Royal Berkshire Hospital, which opened on London Road, Reading in 1839, but also includes some information about Battle & Prospect Park Hospitals.

Free parking.
Free entry for members, non-members are invited to make a £3 donation towards costs.

Pre-booking is preferred but not essential.

This is a face to face meeting, but should circumstances change, will move online, so it is best to book a place below. 

Please note that as this is a face to face talk, prevailing Coronavirus precautions will be in place. Please see:

Book Event

Available Tickets: 70
The Member ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Available Tickets: 70
The Non-member ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.


26 May 2022


Doors open at 19:15
19:45 - 21:00


Reading Branch


Reading Branch
The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, 280 The Meadway, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 4PE, Berkshire


  • Lionel Williams
    Lionel Williams

    Lionel trained as a medical photographer in London and opened a new Medical Photography Department at the Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH) in 1964. He held the position of Chief Medical Photographer at the RBH between 1964 and 2004.

    On retirement, Lionel joined the Berkshire Medical Heritage Centre, which is the body responsible for running the Royal Berkshire Medical Museum. He is now its Secretary. He has written and co-written a number of books and guide on the subject of medical history and the museum’s collections.

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