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By Dr Paddy Bullard, Co-director of the Centre for Collections-Based Research at Reading

The University of Reading’s Collections are an outstanding resource, from the Beckett Collection through to the Museum of English Rural Life. Research using Collections is taking place right across the Institution, and has been for a number of years.

Examples include investigations into the Hugh Sinclair Archive by Food and Nutritional Sciences, Architecture’s use of the DWG Collection and use of the WH Smith Archive by the Henley Business School. However, given the breadth and quality of this resource we could be making much greater use of the Collections for grant-winning research.

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After 950 years the Bayeux Tapestry is coming back to the UK, where it was most likely made. Lindy Grant, Professor of Mediaeval History probes the evidence for its provenance in a new post for The Conversation.

A scene from the Bayeux Tapestry

Image by ancientartpodcast licensed under CC BY 2.0

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