There is more to Reading Abbey than history

Reading Abbeymania can take you wherever you want to go and Reading Museum are determined to investigate and communicate all facets of this local treasure trove as widely as possible. As a contribution to achieving this, volunteer researchers are sought to help produce materials for a new learning programme to be delivered by STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) ambassadors attached to Winchester Science Centre.

Suggested research topics are architecture, local geography, geology, geomorphology, ecology, geophysical imagery of the site, past and present photos, metals and conservation but the possibilities are endless.

More than one volunteer is sought and you will be able to work independently at your own pace over a period of five to six weeks during June and July with three meetings at Reading Museum.

The research is aimed primarily at producing educational materials for school children particularly Key Stage 2 (7-11 years old) to be delivered at Reading Museum by STEM ambassadors.

The deadline for applications is 8 June and full details of this and other Reading Museum volunteer roles can be found on the museum’s website.

  1. Volunteer at Reading Museum
  2. Reading Museum
  3. Reading Abbey Quarter
  4. Winchester Science Centre – STEM NOW