Local Events

Coming events:

Pint of Science being hosted in Reading 20-24th May 

British Science Association (Reading Branch) – Events

Past events:

Tues 19th Feb BSC (Berkshire Branch) Internet of Things & Smart Berkshire

Tue 29th Jan BSA (Reading Branch) Reading Sci Comm Social 

Friday 18th Jan Free Radicals Improvised Comedy Science

Wed 16th Jan BCS (Berkshire Branch) Reading Buses and Big Data

Wed 14th Nov BSA (Reading Branch) Metal-organic frameworks – From Academic Curiosity to Real World Applications

Fri 1th Nov BSA (Reading Branch) Free Radicals

Sun 18th Nov Reading Repair Cafe

Tue 20th Nov Missing Maps

Wed 7th Nov – IET – Ultra-thin Conformal Coatings – Improving Reliability for Innovative Technology

Reading Python Dojo – Tuesday 15th May 2018 from 19:00 

The IET (Berkshire) – Tuesday 24th April from 18:30 – NASA space lecture -To Infinity and Beyond

Royal Statistical Society – Thursday 26th April from 6pm – Trust in Numbers

British Science Association (Reading Branch) – Wednesday May 2nd – Hypnosis, psychosis and the consciousness conundrum

PHP-Berkshire – Wednesday 16th May from 19:00

Reading Tester Gathering – Wednesday March 14th – Joel Montvelisky – Is there a future for testing?!

BCS Berkshire Public event, Thursday 11th January 2018, 15:00 – 17:00, Visit to European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) at ECMWF, Reading

RADARC – John Turner – Key processes in modern oil refineries. Where your favourite motor hydrocarbon comes from. (January 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK)

Reading Repair cafe – Sunday 21st January 2018 

BCS Berkshire Public event, Tuesday 19th December 2017 – 18:30 – 21:00, Brexit for the IT Industry: A Legal Overview at The Griffin, Reading

RADARC 11th May 2017: Emergency Services Communications – a historical perspective

BCS Berkshire 25th May 2017 – How to use Communications Media to get your message across

Reading Science Week (10th-19th March 2017)


Grow @ Greenpark


British Science Association – Cafe Scientifique

Venue: Smokin’ Billy’s 61 St Mary’s Butts Reading RG1

Date & Time: February 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Jennifer Whitfield presents “The 100,000 Genomes Project”


PHP Berkshire – Wednesday 16th November from 7pm

PHP Berkshire

Reading, GB
234 Members

Berkshire’s new PHP User Group – a community-driven monthly meetup featuring speakers from a wide range of backgrounds and discussion about the latest PHP tech.

Next Meetup

November Meet Up

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016, 7:00 PM
7 Attending

Check out this Meetup Group →

ConnectTVT -> Joining the dots – Christmas social!


Cafe Scientifique – Monday 7th Novemeber 19:30 Smokin’ Billy’s Bar-B-Q, 61 St Mary’s Butts, RG1 2LG Reading


PhD student Rebecca Philip presents “Soil Yourself”

Rebecca PhilipThe International Year of Soils 2015 saw a big international push to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our soils and harnessing those using sustainable farming practices. Food security faces a number of pressures from climate change, a growing population and increasing environmental degradation. Soil is a non-renewable resource which is becoming increasingly endangered.

Soil microorganisms are responsible for all aspects of soil health; improving soil structure, preventing crop disease and improving plant health. Healthy soil also helps to combat climate change by acting as a carbon store and reducing release of nitrous oxide. It is important that we understand and harness the soil microbiome (the community of microorganisms found in soil) to increase crop yields and improve soil health.

Rebecca is a fourth year PhD student in Veterinary Immunology at the Pirbright Institute. She worked in Science Policy and Public affairs in 2015 and published a policy briefing on Food Security from the Soil Microbiome.



BCS Public event

Tuesday 17th May 2016 – 19:00 -21:00

360˚ Virtual Reality Films: Creating the ultimate experience at Henley Business School, University of Reading, Whiteknights

This is a talk by Richard Cambridge on the future of Virtual Reality in the film industry. Come along and find out about the emerging hardware and IT considerations for high end devices and the standalone solutions for truly Virtual Reality experience.


The Festival of Digital Disruption