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Look Up to History in Reading Town Centre: Discovering the Hidden Stories Behind Reading’s Buildings

Heritage Open Days 2021

This September, Reading’s heritage will be on show for 10 days as part of England’s annual heritage festival, Heritage Open Days. Celebrating our buildings, natural and cultural heritage, this year there will be a fantastic range of free in-person and digital events to showcase the rich stories that make Reading such a unique place to live, work and visit.

See all Heritage Open Days 2021 events


Joe Doak’s talk will explore the historical and cultural significance of buildings in Reading Town Centre, showing how their hidden stories can be told using a range of media.

Joe Doak was, until last year, Associate Professor of Urban Planning & Development at the University of Reading.