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LBGT History Month 2017: Oscar Wilde vlog

by Jodie Larkin and Nikki Rai In accordance with LGBT+ history month, this vlog explores Oscar Wilde’s infamous stay in Reading Gaol (later HM Reading Prison). During the late nineteenth century, Wilde was at the height of success: hit wit, … Continue reading

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The Long Read. Impressions of a Modern Pilgrim: Walking the Camino to Santiago de Compostela

by Dr Rebecca Rist Whan that Averylle with his shoures soote The droughte of March hath perced to the roote, … Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrymages When in April the sweet showers fall, And pierce the drought of … Continue reading

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Dafydd Townley wins APG’s Travel Award!

Every year the Political Studies Association’s American Politics Group presents two travel awards to postgraduates wishing to undertake research in the United States. We are pleased to say that our very own Dafydd Townley was the recipient of one of … Continue reading

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Careers Events this Coming Week

The University’s Careers service offers numerous different events throughout term to help you gain the skills and confidence required in the future. We have hand-picked a few events taking place next week which we think might be of particular interest … Continue reading

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OUT NOW: Dr Andy Willimott’s ‘Living the Revolution’

Andy Willimott, lecturer in Modern Russian/Soviet History at the University of Reading, is the author of a new book published this week. Living the Revolution: Urban Communes & Soviet Socialism, 1917-1932 (Oxford University Press) is the culmination of years of … Continue reading

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