Reading, University of, at Reading, England; established 1892 as a university extension college affiliated with the Univ. of Oxford. In 1926 it received its charter as an independent university. It has faculties of letters and social sciences, science, agriculture and food, and urban and regional studies, as well as a school of education. The National Institute for Research in Dairying is part of the university, and the College of Estate Management is affiliated.
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