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There is no doubt that Cambridge courses offer a very tough challenge, but our students relish this. We demand a lot but we have a good deal to offer...

There is no doubt that Cambridge courses offer a very tough challenge, but our students relish this. We demand a lot but we have a good deal to offer...

96% of Homerton students are employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating – higher than any Russell Group university, including the University of Cambridge as a whole.

We are the University’s newest college, though we’ve been in Cambridge for 120 years, and in London for over 125 years before that.

96% of Homerton students are employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating – higher than any Russell Group university, including the University of Cambridge as a whole.

We have a huge, leafy site in gorgeous gardens

There is no doubt that Cambridge courses offer a very tough challenge, but our students relish this. We demand a lot but we have a good deal to offer...

We have a huge, leafy site in gorgeous gardens

All our undergraduates can live on site throughout their course if they wish

Our undergraduates study 35 different subjects from Anglo-Saxon to Zoology

There is no doubt that Cambridge courses offer a very tough challenge, but our students relish this. We demand a lot but we have a good deal to offer...

We have 600 undergraduates – 50% men, 50% women - and 800 graduate students in our community

There is no doubt that Cambridge courses offer a very tough challenge, but our students relish this. We demand a lot but we have a good deal to offer...

Each academic year we spend over half a million pounds on outstanding welfare provision for our community

We have a huge, leafy site in gorgeous gardens

We have more en-suite rooms than any other Cambridge College, and our rents are the lowest in Cambridge

Peter Raby

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Department: 
Education, English
Job Title/Role within the College/University: 
Emeritus Fellow
Contact number: 
(+44)1223 813568
Contact email address: 
phr21@cam.ac.uk
Year Joined Homerton: 
1973
Research Interests (Academic): 

Drama and theatre, especially in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Oscar Wilde. Harold Pinter. History of ideas, especially Victorian scientific travellers, and the natural world.

Qualifications: 
  • M.A. (Cantab)
  • Ph.D. (London)
Publications: 
  • Fair Ophelia: A life of Harriet Smithson Berlioz (C.U.P.) 1982
  • Oscar Wilde (C.U.P.) 1988
  • Samuel Butler (The Hogarth Press) 1991
  • Editor Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest and other plays (Oxford World’s Classics) 1995

Bright Paradise:

  • Victorian Scientific Travellers (Chatto and Windus/Princeton U. Press) 1996
  • Editor, Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde (C.U.P.) 1997
  • Alfred Russel Wallace (Chatto & Windus/Princeton U. P.) 2001
  • Editor, Cambridge Companion to Harold Pinter (C.U.P.) 2001, revised edition 2009
  • Forthcoming, co-editor, Wilde in Context (C.U.P.) 2013