Peter Kruschwitz (author)

Peter Kruschwitz on Edith Morley autobiography and Sex, Gender Roles, and Hatred

Reading University Professor Peter Kruschwitz writes: In 1908, Edith Morley was appointed Professor of English Language at University College Reading – the institution that eventually became the University of Reading. Professor Morley’s autobiographical sketch, ‘Looking Before and After’ was recently … Continue reading

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Monday, January 25, 2016: Discover the fascinating world of Reading’s Latin inscriptions and gain a new perspective on our local history

If you can’t make the event at Reading Museum on January 23, you have a second chance to meet the author of Two Rivers Press’s recent book The Writing on the Wall and discover the fascinating world of Reading’s Latin … Continue reading

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Saturday, January 23, 2016: Tea and Talks at Two: The Writing on the Wall

When:   2pm Where: Reading Museum & Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH Who:  Adults and older children How Much:  £5, pay on the day, booking essential (0118 937 3400) Meet the author of Two Rivers Press’s recent book The … Continue reading

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An author’s ruminations on his book launch

On Saturday, September 12th, I had the immense pleasure to launch my new book ‘The Writing on the Wall: Reading’s Latin Inscriptions’ with a book signing on occasion of the 2015 Heritage Open Days at Reading’s Waterstones branch in Broad … Continue reading

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Kruschwitz: A map to explore Reading’s Latin Inscriptions

There is so much history in Reading, Berkshire, England. And some of it is written on walls….in Latin. Get yourself a copy of The Writing on the Wall: Reading’s Latin Inscriptions  and go for a walk and be amazed and what those … Continue reading

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Reading’s Latin Inscriptions: New Book by Prof. Peter Kruschwitz

We are delighted to announce the publication of a new book by Prof. Peter Kruschwitz. The book contains an anthology of 48 Latin inscriptions that are on display in Berkshire’s county town of Reading (as well as an extra four … Continue reading

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Writing_on-the_Wall_Cover_finalThe Writing on the Wall: An Anthology of Reading’s Latin Inscriptions by Peter Kruschwitz (author)


Peter Kruschwitz is Professor of Classics at the University of Reading. He is a specialist in Latin language and literature, especially of the Roman Republican period, and he has published extensively on ancient Latin inscriptions. Born in 1973 in Berlin, he moved to Reading in 2007 and has since developed a keen interest in the remarkable history of this town.