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Series: Revealing hidden stories

 

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November 2017

Lost and found: an online exhibition from the collections

November 17 - November 25

In 2017 the University of Reading collections hit the headlines when librarian Erika Delbeque found a previously undiscovered, unique example of 15th century printed text by English printer William Caxton. During the Being Human Festival you are invited to view a specially curated online exhibition of the hidden treasures that can be found in the University of Reading’s spectacular museums, libraries, and archives. Follow the hashtag #UoRLostandFound. This event is part of the series Revealing hidden stories. For event information,…

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Write your story your way

November 22, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Battle Library, Reading, 420 Oxford Rd
Reading, Berkshire, Southern England RG30 1EE United Kingdom
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November is National Novel Writing Month and award winning author Dr Wendy O’Shea-Meddour from the University of Reading will be hosting a creative writing workshop for GCSE and A-level students in a local Reading library. Wendy will talk about what it’s like being a children’s author and give participants top tips for writing your own exciting and diverse stories. This event is part of the series Revealing hidden stories. For event information, please contact Aleiah Potter at a.r.b.potter@reading.ac.uk. book now

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Excavating the world’s first farmers in Iraq and Iran

November 22, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Reading, Whiteknights campus, Shinfield road
Reading, Berkshire, Southern England RG6 6UR United Kingdom
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Join expert archeologists, Roger and Wendy Matthews, at the University of Reading in this richly-illustrated discussion presenting the latest discoveries from excavations at Bestansur and the Iranian Neolithic site of Sheikh-e Abad. Bestansur and Sheikh-e Abad were among the first farming settlements of the Middle East, and excavations there are investigating all aspects of life during the transition from hunting to farming, and from mobile to settled life-ways. A special feature of Bestansur is a large building with more than…

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Home at MERL (workshops)

November 23, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on 25 September, 2017 at 10:00am

The MERL, University of Reading, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire, Southern England RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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Reading’s newest professional dance company, Reside Dance, invite members of the local community to take part in two workshops that work towards a series of pop-up performances in several spaces within The Museum of English Rural Life. The workshops will highlight your past experiences of migration and resettlement whilst responding to the history, architecture, collections and habitual pathways of each space. A performance will take place on the Saturday 25 November at 2:00pm where participants will guide audience members through the…

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A flower for Oscar Wilde

November 25, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Reading Museum, Blagrave Street
Reading, Berkshire, Southern England RG1 1QH United Kingdom
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Did you know that Oscar Wilde was an inmate at Reading Prison in the late 1800s? If you are aged 16-25 and part of the LGBTQ+ community, join the University of Reading in creating an installation dedicated to Oscar Wilde. Made up of 3D printed flowers created by workshop participants, the artwork will be displayed in relation to the ‘Artist as Critic’ exhibition running at Reading Museum as part of ‘Reading: International Autumn 2017’. This event is run by University…

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Home at MERL (performance)

November 25, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The MERL, University of Reading, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire, Southern England RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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This promenade performance will highlight the performers’ past experiences of migration and resettlement whilst responding to the history, architecture, collections and habitual pathways of each space. Dance company, Reside Dance, and members of the local community will take you on a journey of migration and encourage you to discover your own sense of belonging to the people around you and the different spaces that you inhabit. Can recalling and sharing memories of migration and resettlement help performers develop new connections…

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War child

November 25, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The MERL, University of Reading, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire, Southern England RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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Free 99 spots left

This pop-up exhibition and film screening will examine and reflect on the creation of the Evacuee Archive and the experiences of migrant children. Based on the research project War Child, led by Dr Teresa Murjas’ from the University of Reading, the event will offer a chance for audiences to explore the Evacuee Archive based at the Museum of English Rural Life, watch films created during the project and ask questions about these creative responses to the migrant experience. This event…

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