South East Local Centre

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We are a group of meteorological enthusiasts from the South East interested in weather and climate.  The audience for our talks ranges from professionals to amateurs.  Meetings are usually on the first Wednesday of the month at Reading Town Hall and other activities include visits to places of meteorological interest.  Membership of the group is open to all.  For further information please contact us on the email below

The South East Local Centre is located at the University of Reading.

University of Reading

Sutcliffe Lecture Theatre (GU01)

Department of Meteorology

Earley Gate


Reading RG6 7BE.

Finding the Meteorology Department at UoR

The Department of Meteorology is accessible through the Earley Gate entrance of the Whiteknights Campus of the University of Reading. The Meteorology building is number 58 on the map below.

Sat-Nav users should use the postcode RG6 7BE to get to the Earley Gate entrance.  Parking on site is FREE from 5pm.

TRAIN | Reading is a mainline train station and is easily accessible from most other places around the UK.  There are direct trains from a number of major cities as well as a large number of routes through London.  If you are travelling from or via London the best (and quickest) route to take is from London's Paddington station. There are good local services to Reading Station from, for example, Oxford, Newbury, Basingstoke and Bracknell. Taxis are available just outside the station – a single fare to the Department is about £8.

BUS | PLUSBUS is available in Reading. PLUSBUS is a cheap bus pass (like a travelcard) that you buy with your train ticket at any National Rail station booking office, by phone or online. It offers unlimited bus travel around the whole urban area of the origin and/or destination town of your train journey, including to and from the rail station. Visit

The buses that run from the train station to the University are as follows::

Service 19a at 1830 (arrive 1849 at Earley Gate entrance)

             19b at 1745 (arrive 1803)   and 1820 (arrive 1838)

             19c at 1800 (arrive 1818)

All leave from stop SA that is a few minutes’ walk directly in front of the station’s town exit. The department is a five minute walk from the stop. These services close before the end of the RMetS meeting, so service 17 (below) runs into town at 2026, 2036, 2042, 2056 then every 15 minutes.

Service 17 every 7 minutes from stop FN in Friar Street, some 5 minutes’ walk from the station. Alight at the terminus (The Three Tuns) – which is a 10 minute walk from the Department.

Service 21 and 21a buses run from Reading train station in the town centre to the Whiteknights campus at regular intervals, 24 hours a day. The number 21 stops on campus (White Knights House and Pepper Lane entrance).

*Please note that after 1730 Reading Buses offer a return ticket for £2.40 – from the driver, using correct change.

Further information about travelling to the University by bus from the surrounding area is available from the Reading Buses website:

• Whiteknights Campus ( Earley Gate) bus timetables | Download Here

• Bus Route Map | Download Here

If you would like further information on South East Local Centre meetings please see our website or email

SE Local Centre meetings are aimed at a general audience and are free and open to all.

The SE Local Centre committee welcomes suggestions for future talks and offers of help from anyone who would like to get more involved in helping to run the centre. For further information, please contact



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