Fellow and Director of External Relations and Development
A graduate in Modern Languages from St John’s College, Matthew joined Homerton in 2014. From 2004-2014 he was Head of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office at Cambridge, where he wrote over 400 speeches for two VCs, and was responsible for the Cambridge business of two Chancellors of the University, Lord Sainsbury and his predecessor the Duke of Edinburgh. He was made a Member of the Royal Victorian Order in the New Year’s Honours 2012.
This role is responsible for the planned and purposeful promotion of understanding, participation and support. As the biggest and newest, Homerton is the most exciting College in the greatest university in the country, and it’s a privilege to cheerlead for it!
External Communications Manager
Laura has a BA in English Literature from Trinity College, Dublin, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism from City University, London. She began her career in Wellington, New Zealand, where she managed communications for the educational initiative Futureintech. Since then she has created content for numerous government departments, businesses and charities, as a writer for Redhouse Lane Communications and subsequently as a freelance copywriter. She has also published features and book reviews in the Spectator, the Tablet, and the Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine.
Laura joined Homerton in 2018 from Queens' College, Cambridge, where she provided maternity cover for the role of Communications Manager.
Deputy Director of Development
Chris joined Homerton in 2018. He is responsible for the College's fundraising efforts, including the annual telethon. This raises funds to pay for student support in the form of bursaries, awards, student resources and many other causes both academic and non-academic.
Emeritus Fellow and Keeper of the Roll
An Emeritus Fellow of the College and formerly Senior Tutor, Peter is a landscape historian. The Keeper of the Roll sits on the External Relations Committee and helps keep the College in good contact with our former students.