Botanical University Challenge

Madejski Lecture Theatre Berkshire

When and where was the first Botanical University Challenge held?  The brainchild of the University of Reading’s very own Dr Jonathan Mitchley and Dr John Warren (Aberystwyth University), it was...Read More >

Why are plants smelly?

Harborne Building

Ever sniffed a plant, whether nice or nasty and wondered: why do plants smell? Well, wonder no more, we have just the thing for you -  our “why are plants...Read More >

Go Potty in the Harris Garden!

Harris Garden

This is a fun-filled family event in the University of Reading's beautiful Harris Garden, entry is free and yes there will be bunting, it's a proper garden party! There will...Read More >


Museums Week

#MuseumWeek 2019 is taking place from 13 to 19 May, bringing together cultural institutions from all over the world based on the idea of “7 days, 7 themes, 7 hashtags”. It features various themes...Read More >


Fascination of Plants Day

Harborne Building

Following from our first successful "Why are plants smelly?" event for British Science Week (10th March) "Why are plants smelly 2” is our schools outreach event for the International Fascination...Read More >

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

RHS Chelsea

Visit the University of Reading education stand and meet Tomos Jones PhD student at University of Reading. This NERC SCENARIO project investigates the possible impacts of climate change on the...Read More >

Pint of Science

The Pint of Science festival aims to make science accessible to a wide public.  On Tuesday 21st May Dr M will take the role of MC for "Our Shared Planet" theme...Read More >


Reading Botany Reunion Party!

Meadow Suite

Celebrate 50 years and more of Reading Botany As Reading Botanists are aware, 2019 is the 50th anniversary of masters' botany teaching at the University of Reading and over 100 years of...Read More >