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Whiteknights Park

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!

The ISMA 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 accommodation, 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 cafe.

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 Landscape

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.

Old Whiteknights House, the new home of the Graduate School of Social sciences, and the offices of our PhD students.

 

Park House, home of the Senior Common room - and a pub where faculty like to share a pint after work.

 

Fox Hill House has recently been renovated and is now the home of the School of Law.

 

Entrance to Old Whiteknights House.

 

Blanford Lodge, here seen behind Archway Lodge houses among other offices the Alumni unit.

Fox Hill House seen from the Lakeside.

 

Text and photos: Klaus Meyer, 2007-08

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