Did you know?
When renowned engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel built Maidenhead Railway Bridge in 1838, it had the widest and flattest brick arches in the world.
Reading-born physicist Sir Clifford Charles Butler (1922-99) discovered the hyperon and meson types of particle, and was an academic involved in educational policy.
Pioneering mathematician John Blagrave, born in Berkshire in 1561, studied at Reading School and published four mathematical books in his lifetime.
19 of Britain’s 52 Prime Ministers (+ a Thai PM and two Northern Ireland PMs) have been educated at Eton.