Home of the University of Reading
The main campus of the University of Reading is on a large
estate, Whiteknights Park encompassing not only the university building but also
a romantic lake and a forest that is home to many rare plants
and trees. On the panorama picture you see (from right to left): Whiteknights House, HumSS Building, Old Whiteknights House, and
(behind it) the HumSS Tower. Enjoy your campus picture tour!
houses the financial sector activities of the Business School.
It is currently being extended along the
new business school building.
The big trees gave the name to the student cafeteria:
Cedars. Next to it is the university guest
Black Horse House.
The central square
provides a popular hang out in the summer, just outside Palmer
Building, which provides modern lecture theatres and a popular
The Soil Sciences building is overlooking the sports
grounds near Shinfield Road Gate.
A wide view across the Sports Grounds towards Queens
Drive and the Sport Centre. Join rugby games here on weekends!
The Lord Carrington
Student Services building provides a one-point contact for
all services for students.
Historical Buildings in a Traditional English
The campus of the University has been build in 'Whiteknights
Park', acquired by the University in 1947. The Marquis of Blandford lived here in the late 18th century
in a stately house and among famous gardens with exotic plants. The oldest buildings on the campus today date back to the
late 19th century, when six prestigious homes were built, some
by the famous architect Alfred Waterhouse.
© Text and photos: Klaus Meyer, 2007-08
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