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List of halls of residence at the University of Reading

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List of halls of residence at the University of Reading

This is a list of halls of residence at the University of Reading.


  • Wantage Hall 1
  • St Patrick's Hall 2
  • Benyon Hall 3
  • Bridges Hall 4
  • Bulmershe Hall 5
  • Childs Hall 6
  • Dunsden Crescent 7
  • Greenow and McCombie 8
  • Mackinder Hall 9
  • Sherfield Hall 10
  • Stenton Hall 11
  • Stenton Townhouses 12
  • St George’s Hall 13
  • Wessex Hall 14
  • Windsor Hall 15
  • References 16
  • External links 17

Wantage Hall

Wantage Hall

Wantage Hall is a historic residence that was built in 1908. It is a listed building and was used during both World War I and II.[1][2][3]

St Patrick's Hall

Pearson Court, of St Patrick's Hall

St Patrick's Hall, founded in 1908 by R. L. Pearson as a private hostel,[4] and taken over in 1909 by the then 'University College, Reading',[5] is the second oldest hall of residence at the University of Reading. Professor V. Mallinson, who later became warden of Whiteknights Hall, observed that Pearson was in many ways a model warden who truly cared about his students and thus Mallinson tried to emulate his approach at Whiteknights.[6] The hall consists of Pearson Court (built in 1913 and named after the first warden) and New Court (opened in 1960 but recently refurbished).

The hall is situated west of Whiteknights Park (the university's main campus) on Northcourt Avenue. It is located in the Reading East UK Parliament constituency (Church Ward).[7]

The hall motto is "facta non forma" which is Latin for "deeds not image", and the hall colour is dark green. The hall crest features two snakes encircling a flame and is engraved on the wall above the study room in Pearson Court.

The hall celebrates St Patrick's Day with a formal ball on or around the day.

Benyon Hall

Bridges Hall

Demolished in 2012, then rebuilt and re-opened 2014.

Bulmershe Hall

Ceased in 2012. The Hall was on the site of Bulmershe Court, formerly the Bulmershe College of Higher Education, an institution taken over by the University of Reading in 1989. The Hall was converted into private flats when the University ceased operation on the campus in 2012.

Childs Hall

Dunsden Crescent

Greenow and McCombie

Mackinder Hall

Sherfield Hall

Stenton Hall

Stenton Townhouses

St George’s Hall

Wessex Hall

Windsor Hall


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  3. ^ Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation - RAF Home Commands formed between 1939 - 1957
  4. ^ J. C. Holt (1977) The University of Reading: the first fifty years page 58
  5. ^ J. C. Holt (1977) The University of Reading: the first fifty years page 58
  6. ^ J. C. Holt (1977) The University of Reading: the first fifty years pages 66-67
  7. ^

External links

  • Official website

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