Category Archives: Staff

University librarians enjoy the Dew(e)y atmosphere

At 9am sharp today the tropical glasshouse was invaded by a hush of Librarians.  Led by the intrepid Helen Hathway (Head of Academic Liaison and Support) and guided by our biology subject specialist Tim Chapman more than 20 members of … Continue reading

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Cryptolaemus, Certis and Cotton-wool

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The tropical biodiversity greenhouse has had a year to settle down now and the plant growth has been amazing.  Species that had never grown more than a metre or two high are now double their previous size and several have … Continue reading

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Community Open Event May 2013

On Monday 20th May we held what might be considered the official opening of the Tropical Biodiversity Glasshouse.  The University of Reading community open event provided a means for both the Harris Garden and our greenhouse to be shown to … Continue reading

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University of Reading Community Open Event, Monday 20 May 2013, Harris Garden & Tropical Glasshouse, Whiteknights campus

Programme 1800 Arrivals and refreshments (Guests are requested to enter the University via the Pepper Lane entrance and follow signs to car park 13. The entrance to the Harris Garden will be signposted.)  Refreshments will be served upon arrival in … Continue reading

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10000 views reached on 30 April 2013

This blog was originally established to report on developments during our tropical glasshouse refurbishment, paid for by the Annual Fund, however it has proved popular and received a steady stream of readers.  On 30th April 2013 we reached the 10-thousandth … Continue reading

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Thank you Annual Fund – Year 1 ends this month!

The first year of development of the Tropical Glasshouse project has been supported by a grant of £7000 from the University Annual Fund,  a fund built from donor contributions.  In May/June 2011 I submitted a proposal along with Liz Williamson … Continue reading

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Time of the signs

Welcome to Emily and Sarah from the Typography and Graphic Communication department.  These two second year students have the challenge of producing interpretative signage that will be effective in communication, look good and cope with warmth and humidity.  They also … Continue reading

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