The BBC radio serial The Archers and the Museum of English Rural Life both came into being in 1951. A new display at Main Library Whiteknights offers a preview of a major exhibition to be staged at the Museum from 1 May to 22 December. This will show how these iconic institutions have reflected 60 years of change in the countryside.
An accompanying series of special Anniversary events will include:
- MERL Symposium on media and the countryside, 12 May
- Museums at Night ‘50s night, 14 May, 8pm to midnight
- MERL Village Fete open day, 4 June, 10am to 5pm
- Family events and workshops, spring half term and summer holidays
The Museum is located in Redlands Road, adjacent to the London Road campus. Full details of forthcoming events can be found in the What’s On guide available from the Museum or by telephoning, emailing, or visiting the Museum website.
Tel: (0118) 378 8660 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.reading.ac.uk/merl