Tag Archives: Museum of English Rural Life

Sounds of the Land

DEL-MERL Visiting Speaker Series, Spring 2017 A series of lunchtime talks organized by the Department of English Literature and the Museum of English Rural Life Steven Matthews ‘Sounds of the Land’ talk at The MERL Tuesday 28 February 2017 12-1pm, at The … Continue reading

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A Ladybird Talk at MERL

On Thursday February 23rd at 5:30 pm, Professor Karin Lesnik-Oberstein will be giving a talk on a Ladybird Book, British Birds and their Nests, for the MERL Book Club. The talk is free and there is no need to book: … Continue reading

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Call for papers

Twentieth-Century British Periodicals: Words and Art on the Printed Page, 1900-1999 4 July 2017 Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading, Redlands Road, Reading, UK Current scholarship on twentieth-century periodicals is moving beyond the study of the ‘little’ magazine … Continue reading

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Special Collections exhibition opens

A new exhibition opened earlier this week at the Special Collections Service. It is called ‘Ex Libris: marks of ownership in rare books from the University of Reading Special Collections’, and explores the variety of different ways in which readers … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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