Tag Archives: Museum of English Rural Life

The BBC at MERL: delighting visitors with our Special Collections

On Wednesday 17th September 2014 the BBC broadcast stories from theArchives and Special Collections at MERL. The Celebrity Antiques Road Trip team visited the Evacuee archive and the Mills & Boon records, part of the British Printing and Publishing collection. Dr Martin … Continue reading

Posted in Department of English Literature news and events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An academic placement in our university archives

Lucy Nicholson, one of this year’s academic placement students, writes: During the spring term of this year, I became interested in completing an academic placement for one of my English modules: ‘Women’s writing and feminist theory’ and thus after more … Continue reading

Posted in Department of English Literature news and events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Untouchable England

Neil Cocks writes: This term The Museum of English Rural Life will be staging a series of lunch-time seminars entitled ‘Untouchable England’. Dedicated to folklore, craft skills, and magical traditions, these talks will address a wide range of subjects, including … Continue reading

Posted in Department of English Literature news and events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alfred Waterhouse – our local celebrity

John Holmes is giving a talk and a pop-up exhibition on the Victorian architect Alfred Waterhouse on Friday lunchtime at the Museum of English Rural Life. Waterhouse built Foxhills, the Town Hall, Reading School and the main building of MERL … Continue reading

Posted in Department of English Literature news and events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Talk at MERL: Wilderness as a baptism of nature

Dr Sue Walsh will be giving a seminar at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) entitled ‘Wilderness, as a baptism of nature: Childhood and the Nature Fakers’ on 19th February 2013, from 4.30-6 pm. Taking up late C19th and early C20th … Continue reading

Posted in Department of English Literature news and events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

EMRC Colloquium, 22 March 2013

  ‘Printed Image and Decorative Print, 1500-1750′ Friday 22 March 2013   Early Modern Research Centre, University of Reading, London Road Campus, Building LO22, Room 111 Session 1: Eric Kindel, ‘Recording knowledge: Christiaan Huygens and the invention of stencil duplicating’ … Continue reading

Posted in Department of English Literature news and events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Neil Cocks at the Museum of English Rural Life

Dr Neil Cocks: “Country Education and late-eighteenth century literature” On 27th November 2012, from 4.30-6 pm, CIRCL’s Dr Neil Cocks will be giving a seminar at the Museum of English Rural Life on “Country education and late-eighteenth century literature“.   … Continue reading

Posted in Department of English Literature news and events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sue Walsh on her recent research

  During my research leave I worked on my article ‘The Child in Wolf’s Clothing: the Meanings of the “Wolf” and questions of identity in Jack London’s White Fang’ which will come out in the European Journal of American Culture … Continue reading

Posted in Department of English Literature news and events | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lise Jailant writes about our symposium

    Lise Jaillant, PhD candidate in English at the University of British Columbia, writes: I attended a one-day symposium earlier this year at the University of Reading (Authors, Publishers and Readers: Selling and Distributing Literary Cultures, 1880-1940). It was … Continue reading

Posted in Department of English Literature news and events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two Rivers Press: poetry evening

Event at Museum of English Rural Life Free, no need to book Poetry readings: 6.30pm Tom Phillips, Kate Behrens and Adrian Blamires. 8pm Ian House, Susan Utting and Lesley Saunders Guided tours at 6pm and 9pm Bar open from 6pm … Continue reading

Posted in Department of English Literature news and events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment