16 May 2022
Getting ready for the CADRA AGM. Thank you to the New Testament Church of God for hosting us - memories of the old Glendale Cinema. Thank you to all who came and the new members who joined.
14 May 2022
The CADRA AGM takes place on: Monday 16 May 2022 at 7.30pm in the New Testament Church of God, Church Street, Caversham.
Following the brief formal business, we are delighted that Inspector Sarah Sanderson will be talking about local policing, the team she heads up, along with PC Vince Moore, the Neighbourhood Supervisor.
It's also a good chance to find out more about CADRA and take up membership. Everyone is welcome.
2 May 2022
These are local organisations that provide a list of some forthcoming events. It is by no means comprehensive, but they are local and have a genuine interest in the local cummunity.
The new What's On in Reading website replaces the existing Reading Arts and Venues. The big difference is that groups other than RBC related are able to add their events to the programme (after some training).
Reading Borough Council - Things to do
Choose Caversham - Events
South Oxfordshire District Council - Events
There are also other organsisations which we think mught be of interest to our members:
Concerts in Caversham regularly put on "high quality concerts brought to you by some of the most talented musicians in the country".
2 May 2022
The Caversham Arts Trail takes place on two weekends in May this year: the 14th & 15th, and the 21st & 22nd.
11 April 2022
Reading Water Fest on Saturday 4 June 2022 has been arranged to coincide with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.
This accessible one-day event will take place between 11am and 5pm within the Forbury Gardens, Abbey Ruins and along the River Kennet.
Water Fest is Reading’s largest free town centre-based community event. It features an exciting mix of arts, culture and heritage, with a plethora of live entertainment, children’s activities and refreshments, water activities, narrow boats, craft and charity stalls.
The event celebrates and showcases the Kennet Canal in all its glory, along with the gorgeous and historic spots on its towpath, with the chance to spot beautifully painted boats and chat to boaters. It is run in partnership with the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust and will also partner with the Blue Collar Street Food event in the Forbury. Waterfest Counncil News
14 November 2021
If you missed our highly successful 2021 Autumn talk or just want to see it again, you can watch it now on YouTube by clicking on the title above.
We hope the talk will help decide whether, when and how to change to an electric car? What are the benefits and challenges for you and for the energy industry? Is an electric vehicle really greener? And how does this fit in to all the national issues on energy supply?
Phil Coker, from the University of Reading Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Group, is examining the variability of renewable energy supplies and the challenges in moving towards a low carbon energy system. This includes demand response, energy storage, vehicle-to-grid and hydrogen applications. Anthony Simpson works in Renewable Energy and Sustainability including the grid integration of electric vehicles.
2 July 2021
We are pleased to confirm that our online talk, Reading Abbey and Reading Gaol by John Painter, will be repeated at 7.30pm on Tuesday 20 July. John Painter (Friends of Reading Abbey) explores the overlapping histories of the Abbey and the Gaol. CADRA is pleased to present this on-line talk, which in normal times would follow on from our AGM. It comes just after the 900th anniversary of the founding of Reading Abbey. John Painter's talk features images of the Gaol by Matt Emmett (Forgotten Heritage)
11 September 2019
The CADRA Autumn meeting will be a talk entitled "The Changing Face of Reading".
We are pleased to welcome: Richard Bennett, Chair of Reading Civic Society, and Mark Worringham, Head of Planning Policy, Reading Borough Council.
The meeting is on Tuesday 12 November at 7.45pm in Thameside School Hall, Harley Rd, Caversham.
5 June 2019
The CADRA AGM takes place on Tuesday 11 June 2019 at 7.30pm in Thameside School Hall, Harley Rd, Caversham. The agenda, including links to the formal documents, is as follows:
Following the AGM, we are delighted that Tom Asbridge from Queen Mary University of London has agreed to speak. Tom is the author of the well respected book, “The Greatest Knight” and has presented a number of TV programmes about William Marshal.
17 April 2019
The CADRA AGM takes place on Tuesday 11 June 2019 at 7.30pm in Thameside School Hall, Harley Rd, Caversham. Following the brief formal business, we are delighted that Tom Asbridge from Queen Mary University of London has agreed to speak. Tom is the author of the well respected book, “The Greatest Knight” and has presented a number of TV programmes about William Marshal.
6 November 2018
The presentation ‘The Changing Thames’ given by Terry Marsh, honorary Fellow of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford at CADRA's Autumn 2108.
17 April 2018
The CADRA AGM took place on Tuesday 17 April 2018 at 7.30pm in Thameside School Hall. Following the brief formal business, the speaker was Sue Holden, Chief Officer of the Chilterns Conservation Board for the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Chilterns lie on Caversham’s doorstep: their woodland, hills, views, chalk streams and history provide a huge recreational
asset for all of us, as well as a rich and diverse habitat. But such a lovely area so close to London is under huge development pressure, not only from housing but from big infrastructure projects like HS2.