Whatever your interests, it’s more than likely Homerton has a society for it.
Homerton has a strong drama scene and has its own drama society- HATS (Homerton Amateur Theatrical Society) which puts on shows both in Homerton and in town, and our legendary ‘HATSTANDS’ shows at the end of Michaelmas and Lent term are fantastic entertainment events, at which students perform in a variety of ways. And of course, Homerton students are able to perform in university drama societies, and are extremely active in Footlights (the comedy society) and in the Amateur Dramatic Club (the ADC). This long standing university wide club has its own theatre in the centre of town and you will nearly always find a Homerton student in one of the productions there.
Homerton is home to one of Cambridge’s most varied and active music scenes. The Homerton College Music Society (HCMS) puts on a number of concerts each term. Students who would like to perform or who are simply interested in getting involved should contact the HCMS President. The College boasts an orchestra, a steel pan group (Absolute Pandemonium), various jazz ensembles (HoJO and the Homertones), and two choirs: one non-auditioned (the Homerton Singers) and one auditioned (the Charter Choir).
The College has a number of practice rooms equipped with pianos, and also owns an eclectic collection of instruments, including two harpsichords, a marimba, a vibraphone, a xylophone, tubular bells, gongs, and a set of timpani. As well as participating in College-based groups, many members of Homerton play and sing in University-wide ensembles and orchestras. The former Master of the Queen’s Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, was an Honorary Fellow of the College, and world-renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie became an Honorary Fellow in 2016.
Student Representation Awards
Homerton College recognises that students participating in extra-curricular activities brings benefits to the student and the College through raising the College profile. The College therefore awards Representation Awards of £200 to Homerton students who demonstrate an active and significant role in University activities such as sport, drama, music and charities.
In addition the JCR/MCR each year can nominate students who have played a significant part as a captain or organiser of a College sports team or society for recognition by the College with an award of £75.00.
All recipients are invited by the Principal to a Garden Party in June