Henley Management College merges with Reading University

Henley Management College, founded in 1946 and one of the top-ranked business schools in the world, is to be known as Henley Business School from this academic year.

This is the result of a merger with upstream Reading University. The faculty will consist of the Schools of Management, Economics, Real Estate and Planning and the International Capital Markets Association Centre.

Henley has for some time been the world’s third largest supplier of MBA education. 

The Henley Business School’s riverside building is at Hambleden just upstream of Henley-on-Thames. The house was bult in 1853 and known as Greenlands when occupied by the family of WH Smith.

See page 113.

Wallingford path repaired

Oxfordshire County Council reports today that work on improving the towpath upstream of Wallingford Bridge has been completed.

The path, alongside the castle’s meadows known as Queen’s Arbour and Castle Medow, was often slippery and wet weather halted work four times since last autumn. 

Councillor Roger Belson, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, said: “I’m delighted to say the work has now been completed and that local people will be able to use this stretch of the towpath whatever the weather.

Work started on 1 July and cost £11,000.

A range of agencies contributed to the county council project, including the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment, the Environment Agency, South Oxfordshire District Council and tenants who granted access to the site across their land.

See page 148.