Can A Robot Have A Mind?

What is a ‘rat-brain robot’?
Can robots have emotions?
Do we Really have Free Will?
Can a Robot ever be essentially human?

The Big Questions – for Teenagers!

On Tuesday September 25th 2012 … 300 teenagers and teachers came to the University of Reading to discover just how like themselves robots can be: Humanoid? Human-like? Or even … Human.

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Undergraduate open days – Saturday 6th October and Saturday 27th October 2012 9.30am-3.00pm

Saturday 6th October and Saturday 27th October 2012 9.30am-3.00pm

Thinking of applying to Reading? This will give you the opportunity to look around the University and its facilities as well as finding out about the courses you are interested in.

Between 9.30am and 3.00pm, academic staff and students will be on hand to talk to. Some departments will be running their own departmental activities.

Activities for this open day will take place on our Whiteknights Campus and London Road Campus. See the programmes below for where your departmental activity is taking place.

In addition there will be a series of general information talks on accommodation, careers, student finance, student life, students’ union, study abroad, sport and music at Reading and support services. Please see the programme of events below to see what activties are taking place both centrally and in your department of interest:

Undergraduate Open Day October Central Talks Programme
Undergraduate Open Day October Departmental programme

NB: All of the undergraduate courses for Henley Business School are based at Whiteknights campus.

Check out what we teach at undergraduate level:
List of Undergraduate Courses


  • ·  Registration

In order to gauge the number of visitors coming along to the Open Day we ask that you register your interest.
Please click here to register

  • ·  Making the most of Open Day:

Visitors to our Open Days are surprised at how much there is to see and do. We are conscious that you might like to take some time to plan your day so we have put together a guide so that you can make plans before you arrive.

Please click here for your guide on How to make the most of October Open Day

For more information please contact the Student Recruitment and Outreach Office:
tel: 0118 3786586


If you are interested in viewing our student accommodation, please ask a yellow t-shirt student guide to take you there. Alternatively make your own way to the hall by following the coloured signage to pick up a guided tour of a halls of residence. We show a variety of halls ranging to self-catered, en suite to fully catered and shared facilities.
Please note that there will also be staff available to answer all queries about life in halls in room G02, Palmer Building.

For more information on Accommodation at Reading please see our Halls Brochure


Integrating computer science with art

This one-day event will provide primary and secondary teachers and trainee-teachers opportunities to explore fundamental concepts of Computer Science. The overall theme of the conference is physicalising computational thinking so that computing can be approached in creative and inclusive ways. It will include practical workshops using programmable robots, computer programming and off-screen activities.

Advance registration is required, please register online.

Location: University of Reading, Institute of Education, London Road Campus, Reading, RG1 5EX
Date and time: 9 November, 9.00-17.00

Further information

Google map link to:RG1 5EX
Telephone: 07961 342305 or 0118 378 2688
Website:University of Reading and Eventbrite
Organised by:
Dr Yota Dimitriadi, University of Reading Institute of Education and the School of Systems Engineering