University of Reading turns 90!

Thursday 17 March marked the 90th anniversary of the University receiving its official charter in 1926. We had celebration events on campus throughout the day and held a very special Court in the evening with 90 alumni joining us.


But the fun wasn’t just for those of us on campus. We were delighted to receive this amazing birthday message from our Chinese alumni. Thank you to all who took part in making this fantastic video. As an alumna myself it made me feel quite emotional to think of all the people around the world who hold such affection for this amazing institution. I am so proud to be part of this University’s history and it is wonderful to hear from others who feel the same.

We would love to hear from more of our alumni to celebrate this special day, and particularly to hear your stories from your time at Reading. You can email us at, tweet us using hashtag #UoR90th or post on our facebook page.

2 thoughts on “University of Reading turns 90!

  1. Congratulations to the University on reaching 90. Delighted to see that the Agriculture Department, where I was a student (1952-55) and later a member of staff (1966-81) is now number 1 for the subject in the UK. Well done to the present staff.

  2. I am so delighted to hear the University of Reading 90th anniversary. I remember the 80th one, when I was a PhD student in 10 years ago (2003-2007). The status of this university also gives me so proud that I was in that university. The study in this university has given me an international qualification; not only as an academic staff in Agricultural Extension, Communication and Rural Development, but as being appointed as the Director of International Scientific Cooperation Office in the University of Zanjan in Iran.

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