March 2020+: During the Covid19 pandemic the events we normally attend have been cancelled or postponed for Summer 2020. We are waiting to hear whether the National Trust’s Heritage Open Days will take place in some form (possibly online) in September. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

Update August 2020: sadly the trustees have agreed that we will not take part in Heritage Open Days in September – our planned activities included working with others on interpreting part of the Whiteknights campus, which would coincide with the University managing the return of thousands of students and staff under difficult conditions.

We occasionally attend events to help spread the word about Reading’s cultural and heritage spaces, usually taking our gazebo and/or info tricycle, together with some activity or competition.

2019  events:

Nancy Astor talk/exhibition – Whitenights campus – organised by The Friends of the University of Reading (we provided an Edith Morley suffrage exhibit and equipment)

Big Band Big Lunch – London Road campus – with The Friends of the University of Reading and Ure Museum (we provided an iMuse activity)

Water Fest – Reading Abbey ruins – with Reading Cycle Campaign (we just provided the tricycle in Abbey Gateway livery)

East Reading Festival – Palmer Park – with The Friends of the University of Reading and Junction Arch Heritage & Arts CIC (we provided the whole stand, an exhibition and competition of historic photos of the Junction)

3 Bees Family Fun Day – Reading Old Cemetery – run by Nature Nurture/Econet (we provided a mini ‘cinema’ showing various insects)

In Reading Gaol by Reading Town – the Turbine House – a group of artists (we provided the info tricycle for publicity)

Heritage Open Days – Cemetery Junction – with Junction Arch Heritage & Arts

BAfM Conference – Town Hall – Friends of Reading Museum