Graduate School events in May 2014

Welcome event for all new doctoral researchers (April 2014 starters)
Wednesday 7 May, 10.00-11.00
Graduate School (Old Whiteknights House) G09
An essential event for new doctoral research students, this will provide you with an introduction to what you need to know about academic life during your time at Reading, including information on:
• What you can expect from the University Graduate School and what we will expect from you
• Training requirements (RRDP)
• Personal development events
This is also an opportunity for you to meet other new doctoral researchers and refreshments will be provided.
Attendance is highly recommended. Please email if you are planning to attend.


Breakfast club
Wednesday 14 May, 9.00-10.00 am
Graduate School (Old Whiteknights House)
Sometimes doing a PhD can get a little lonely, so put the books aside for an hour and come and meet others in the same boat as you! (Coffee, pastries and fruit provided.)
Free to attend, but so we know how many croissants to buy please email if you are planning to attend.


Fairbrother Lecture: Can cannabis be used to treat epilepsy?
Thursday 15 May, 7.00pm, Henley Business School, Whiteknights campus
We are delighted to present the inaugural  Fairbrother Lecture, named after Jack Fairbrother, who in 1929 became the University’s first PhD graduate. The Fairbrother Lecture will be an annual event at which a current, or
recent, Reading PhD researcher will present their work to a wider audience.
The first lecture will be delivered by current PhD researcher, Isabelle Pérès (School of Pharmacy and School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences)who will be discussing research undertaken at Reading to develop an epilepsy treatment from non-psychoactive components of cannabis.  For more information visit

The event is free to attend but places are limited. To book your place go to: