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!
Deputy Director of Development
Formerly a fundraiser for Anglia Ruskin University, Erin rejoined Homerton in 2015 having been here in 1999-2000 as a Junior Year Abroad student from Stephens College, Missouri.
My main role is to raise funds to support current and future students, research and teaching. Philanthropy can provide predictable and ongoing support for the College, and also brings us enthusiastic friends and ambassadors. Many of our former students and staff support Homerton financially, and I manage the annual telephone campaign and direct mail campaigns that communicate the College’s priority needs. I also visit donors and potential donors, manage the production of our fundraising and donor stewardship publications, as well as recognition events to thank donors for their support – and I oversee our legacy programme, communicating legacy possibilities to alumni and friends of the College.
Alumni Relations Manager
Amy joined Homerton in May 2016, having previously been a fundraiser and Alumni Relations Officer at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge. Amy studied Design and Media Technology at Kingston University, London.
I work to keep Homerton’s large and diverse alumni population in contact with the College, and with each other. I co-ordinate the production of the College’s annual publications, the Homertonian and the Annual Review, as well as the termly eNewsletter. I plan and manage a range of alumni events including the Annual Reunion Weekend in September and regional drinks receptions in April and October. I will also be launching the Homerton College Careers Connections programme to students this academic year.
Rebekah graduated from Homerton College in July 2016 with a BA in 'Education, English and Drama' and is currently studying part time for an MSt in 'Creative Writing' at Cambridge University's Institute of Cont. Ed.
My job is to support Matthew with External Relations and promote the College’s reputation through social media and media relations.
Homerton 250: Events and Communications Assistant
Rachel graduated from Homerton College in July 2017 with a BA in Music.
My role is to support the Project Manager and Development team during the celebrations for the 250th Anniversary of Homerton College. To mark the occasion, an exciting programme of events named Homerton 250: Cambridge Now will run throughout 2018. Bringing together Homertonians from across the years, as well as the wider Cambridge community, this anniversary year will both celebrate and promote Homerton’s past, present, and future. To help us tell the world about Homerton College in its 250th year, we are also building a mini-website that will go live in 2017. We want to showcase the people, stories and objects that have made Homerton College what it is today, and for this we need your help! If you have a story, object or photo that you think should be included, please email me!
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 chairs the Alumni Liaison Committee and helps keep the College in good contact with our former students.