5 minutes with… Rhi Smith

Rhi Smith is the Director of Museum Studies. She teaches our new undergraduate degree course, which students can combine with Classics or Archaeology, starting at Reading this Autumn. Find out about what she’s being doing this week in the run up to the University’s Open Days…. What have you been doing this week? I’ve just […]

Volunteers' Voice #2: National Volunteers Week

written by Rob Davies, Volunteer Coordinator. The year has swung round once again and it is already National Volunteers Week. Every year from 1st – 7th June organisations who work with, involve or are entirely volunteer-run, celebrate all the hard work, dedication, enthusiasm and laughter that volunteers bring. I believe it is important to recognise […]

5 minutes with… Stuart McKie

Written by Alison Hilton, MERL Marketing Officer This week I have managed to catch Stuart McKie,  our Admin and Operations Assistant, on a rare moment when he’s not running around the museum preparing for an event or showing visitors round. Stuart has only been in this particular role for two months, but he’s been involved […]

5 mins with…Judith Moon

written by Alison Hilton, Marketing Officer This weekly series of interviews with MERL staff will focus on the day to day work of everyone involved in one way or another with the Our Country Lives project. As the project picks up momentum, more and more of what goes on behind the scenes will be about […]

Volunteers' Voice #1 – Introducing Rob and the MERL volunteers!

written by Rob Davies, Volunteer Coordinator. Hello and welcome to my first post. I’m Rob Davies, Volunteer Coordinator at MERL. I have been working with volunteers for the past four years in various organisations, from community radio stations to museums. I work with volunteers across UMASCS (University of Reading’s Museums and Special Collections Service) which consists […]

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    The Museum of English Rural Life

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