University of Reading turns 90!

Thursday 17 March marked the 90th anniversary of the University receiving its official charter in 1926. We had celebration events on campus throughout the day and held a very special Court in the evening with 90 alumni joining us.


But the fun wasn’t just for those of us on campus. We were delighted to receive this amazing birthday message from our Chinese alumni. Thank you to all who took part in making this fantastic video. As an alumna myself it made me feel quite emotional to think of all the people around the world who hold such affection for this amazing institution. I am so proud to be part of this University’s history and it is wonderful to hear from others who feel the same.

We would love to hear from more of our alumni to celebrate this special day, and particularly to hear your stories from your time at Reading. You can email us at, tweet us using hashtag #UoR90th or post on our facebook page.