by Jo Alexander-Jones
Are you over 55 and looking for a suitable exercise class? Just over half a mile and precisely one kilometre from the Whitley Pump there are sessions at the University Sports Park.
The Friends of the Harris Garden, on Reading University’s Whiteknight Campus, hold regular charity open days. The Whitley Pump‘s Gillie Tunley went to one on 21 May (for Little Owls pre-school) to take some pictures of the garden in its full spring glory.
There is a mysterious mound of earth just off the beaten paths of the Whiteknights campus that when viewed all way around has the look, air and feel of a Hobbit barrow in the Shires. There is a brick entrance and a lonely shadowy gate that looks like a good habitat for bats and small birds but no other hints of its origin or use.
Reading University Gospel Choir
Children from the Palmer Academy on Northumberland Avenue have been regularly attending lunchtime concerts at Reading University over the last year. It’s clear that the children enjoy these concerts, and after a year of being exposed to a wide variety of music from a capella singing groups to string ensembles, it seemed sensible to get a child’s opinion for a change.
Beech tree (I think) in winter
The old rose garden looking south
The old rose garden looking north
The old rose garden looking west
Oi! You! Gimme food!
The Harris Garden on Reading University’s Whiteknights campus remains open throughout the winter.
Quadrangle at St Patrick’s Hall
Reading University are holding a public exhibition of their new plans to redevelop St Patrick’s Hall on Wednesday 11 January at 6pm. [Note: this exhibition has been postponed].
University of Reading
The Whiteknights Studio Trail takes place this weekend, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June. Venues will be open from 11am until 6pm each day and the closest to the Whitley Pump is Christ Church. This wander takes in some venues, artists and exhibits of local interest.
Stare II (Hannah Jones)
Files not found (Joe O’Donnell)
Cornucopia (Vanessa Farmery)
The University of Reading’s art department degree show Dusk showcases the diverse talents of its undergraduate and postgraduate students, featuring painting, sculpture, film, performance and installation, mostly along themes that are literally or emotionally dark.
Reading University hosts a number of music events over the summer, from final year student recitals to 24-hour musicals.