This month's post is on Ure Routes again. Part of my Role as Research Officer at the Ure Museum has been to start digging into the Museum's history. Annie Ure's fascinating lecture (recorded in the 1960s) and University College Reading's Annual Reports have given me insights into some of the early displays of archaeological material at Reading.
A few weeks ago I had a great tour of Reading's old campus at London Road; my guides, current and former University staff, took me to many places of interest but chief among them were "The Acasias", Portland Place and the old University Gymnasium. Each location is associated with the Ure Museum's history.
Childs, W. C. 1933. Making a University. London: Dent.
University College Reading Gazettes Calendars and Annual Reports 1909, 1912/13, 1913/14, 1919/20.
Thanks to Nicola Pickering, John Grainger and Ian Burn.