The Development Office organises a variety of events for Homerton alumni throughout the year, the most significant of which is the annual Alumni Reunion Weekend in September. We'll let you know about forthcoming events via email, or in the quarterly eNewsletter. If you're not receiving either, but you'd like to, please email us. Events are also advertised in our two annual publications - the Homertonian magazine and Annual Review.
Alumni Reunion Weekend: 26-27 September 2020
Due to the continuing restrictions of Covid-19, this year’s reunion will be held online on Zoom. Although we can’t be together in person, we hope that this format will allow participation both by regular attendees and by alumni who might never have been able to make the journey to Cambridge.
In addition to a warm welcome from the Principal, Senior Tutor and HUS President, we have planned a range of online events. You are welcome to register for as many as you wish. We have also organised separate social get-togethers for those of you celebrating 30, 40, 50 and 60 years since joining or leaving Homerton.
Below is the programme for the Weekend. You will need a Zoom account in order to particpate - sign up here if you don't yet have one. Simply click on the links below to sign up for each event. All events are free.
Please register for the events you wish to attend by midnight on Sunday 20 September.
Saturday 26 September
11.00-12 noon Welcome and review of the year
A warm welcome from the Principal, Senior Tutor and HUS President who will each talk from a different perspective about how Homerton has managed during the pandemic.
3.30-4.00pm Charter Choir Q&A
An opportunity to hear the Director of Music, Dr Daniel Trocmé-Latter, talk about how the Charter Choir was able to continue to sing during the pandemic and to ask questions of members of the choir. To whet your appetite you can listen here to the Virtual Charter Choir singing Evensong.
6.00-7.00pm Covid-19: what can we learn from other viruses?
Talk with Q&A by Dr Julia Kenyon
Dr Julia Kenyon is a Fellow of Homerton, where she is Director of Studies for Pre-Clinical Medicine and for Biological Natural Sciences. She is a virologist who researches HIV, dengue and Covid-19. She will discuss what we know about Covid-19 from the behaviour of viruses in general, and some of her research on finding new antiviral drugs.
Sunday 27 September
Anniversary Years Social Get-together
An opportunity to catch up with friends to chat, celebrate and reminisce about your time at Homerton. These are open to anyone who was at Homerton in 1960, 1970, 1980, or 1990, whether your time with us began or ended in that year.
10.00-10.30 am 60 years
11.00-11.30 am 50 years
12.00-12.30 40 years
1.00-1.30 30 years
5.00-6.00pm Poetry Workshop with Mariah Whelan
An opportunity to meet the first Jacqueline Bardsley Poet-in-Residence at Homerton, Mariah Whelan, and consider what is it about poetry that makes it ideally suited to the business of connection. Mariah will lead you through a casual discussion of classic as well as contemporary poems and invite you to share your own poems of connection (these can be written by you, or one of your favourites by another writer). She will also be sharing some of her own work.
Numbers for the workshop will be limited to 15 participants but if demand is high we will arrange a second session at 2.00pm.