Join us for a special concert with the University of Reading Choir and Symphony Orchestra plus local school children

On Saturday 4th June at 7pm, a special event will take place in the Reading Concert Hall. A choral gala will be staged by the talented performers of the University of Reading Chorus, Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra, along with our talented local school children.

Join us at Reading Concert Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH and experience Holst: St Paul’s Suite; George Shearing: Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare; and Handel: Zadok the Priest.

The conductors will be Dr Rebecca Berkley of the IoE, Paul Cox and Sam Evans.

Tickets: £15 / £12 concessions (inclusive of booking fee)

Available in advance from Reading Arts Or call 0118 960 6060.

Box Office | 011reading concert hall8 960 6060

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Next IoE Public Lecture: Professor Becky Francis of King’s College, London: 19th May.

The Institute of Education is delighted to present its well regarded series of public lectures, given by visiting academics and University of Reading Professors on a range of topics that affect the world of education today. This thoughtful and inspirational lecture series aims to explore the important issues around teaching today.

The next public lecture will take place on the evening of Thursday 19th May 2016. The guest speaker will be Professor Becky Francis from King’s College London. Book here:

IoE Public Lecture

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Professor Becky Francis

Best known for her work on gender and achievement, Becky’s research has focused on social identities in education and educational in/equalities.

The Autumn term lecture was a great success and over-subscribed. On Tuesday 1st December 2015, Professor Peter Blatchford, Professor in Psychology and Education, UCL Institute of Education discussed: ‘Is it true that the benefits of small class sizes are a myth?

‘For further information, please e-mail the IoE Events Team:  IoE Events

Phone: 0118 3782613 or 0118 3782616

Free event for teachers and local authority workers interested in language and literacy

Child-reading-a-magical-book-web-620x350Teachers and local authority staff are warmly welcomed to our first Literacy and Language “Research-into-Practice” event at the Institute of Education, University of Reading. The event presents a great chance to hear about what is going on at Reading, to reflect on research-informed teaching and to forge new research partnerships between the university and schools. What’s more, it’s free! 

Thursday 26th May 2016 from, 2pm – 6pm, University of Reading Institute of Education

Book your place here.


The event will bring together practitioners and researchers interested in primary school children’s language and literacy development. It will showcase research at Reading in the areas of reading development, EAL and Primary Languages, and offer insights into how research can inform classroom practice for literacy and language teaching. We are delighted to have the highly regarded Professor Victoria Murphy, from Oxford University, delivering a keynote speech focused on both EAL learners and reading development.

If you would like to know more please contact  Pre-registration required.