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27 April 2016 - Inaugural Composition Competition

Photo: sheet music of "of long ago"
Josh Pacey, a third year undergraduate at Clare College, has won Homerton’s inaugural composition competition with his piece Of Long Ago. The competition was open to all students at the University of Cambridge, and the College’s own Coleman Chan’s entry was highly commended by the judging panel. Homerton’s Director of music, and convenor of the...

21 March 2016 - International Women's Day 2016

Photo: From left to right: Dr Philippa Lei, Professor Geoff Ward (Principal, Homerton College), Olivia Burns (HUS JCR Women’s Officer), and Ann Cotton OBE.
International Women’s Day was celebrated in style this year, with an evening of performances celebrating arts-based research, and a student-run seminar on girls’ education in the developing world, with stellar guest speakers. On 8 March, JCR Women’s Officer Olivia Burns hosted a ‘feminar’ with presentations by Ann Cotton OBE and Dr Philippa Lei.  ...

14 March 2016 - Safer genome editing?

Photo:  Dr Agley introduced the workshop, which was sponsored by ThermoFisher Ltd.
The genome editing technology known CRISPR/Cas9 has been hailed as one of the most profound advances of modern science, genuinely opening the possibility of eradicating many genetic diseases. There is a long queue of researchers keen to understand it and deploy it, while the ethical and regulatory considerations are struggling to catch up. It is hoped...

26 February 2016 - Law Society victorious in Varsity moot

Photo: The Cambridge mooting team consisted of (left to right) Shirley Wong (Law Tripos 1A), Ivy Ho Wing (LL.M), Kenneth Wong (Law Tripos 1A), Thomas Parsons-Munn (History Tripos 1B), Francis Ho Chai Chung (LL.M) and Christopher Tan (Law 1B). They were accompanied by Dr Hayley J. Hooper, Fellow and Director of Studies in Law.
Representatives from Homerton’s Law Society recently travelled to our sister College in Oxford, Harris Manchester, for the annual mooting competition staged between the Colleges. The competitors discussed legal issues in tort and crime, and came from the undergraduate Law and History Triposes, and the LL.M course. The Cambridge mooting team consisted...

27 January 2016 - Reducing Jet Noise: Research in Focus

Photo: Plane over houses
Dr Karthik Depuru-Mohan, Junior Research Fellow in Engineering, gave Homerton’s inaugural Lunchtime Fellow’s Research Seminar on “Jet Noise and its Reduction”. Aircraft noise is an environmental problem of significant importance, as the associated stress can result in health problems from sleep disturbance to blood clotting and cardiovascular disease (...