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Olivia Coffey (Homerton), Alice White (Homerton), Kelsey Barolak (Homerton), Daphne Martschenko (Magdalene) and Sophie Shapter (St Catharine’s) – winners of the coxed four.
14/11/2017 - 11:18

Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club fielded the fastest women’s coxed four at the Fours’ Head of the River races on Sunday. The whole boat had a Homerton flavour, including three current students (Olivia Coffey, Alice White and Kelsey Barolak) and CUWBC President Daphne Martschenko, who did a Masters at Homerton before continuing to a PhD at Magdalene. Homerton’s Alice White, who won the Elite Coxless Four at the same event last year, speaking after the event said -

“It just goes...

Detail from Domenico Veneziano, 'Saint Zenobius Bishop of Florence restores to life a widow's son in Borgo degli Albizzi, Florence', about 1442-1448 © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
09/11/2017 - 15:12

On Tuesday, 9 November, Philip Stephenson, Fellow and former Dean of Homerton, gave a presentation entitled  'Miracle on Borga Degli Albizzi'. 

In a quiet corner of Gallery 6 in the Fitzwilliam Museum hang two predella panels taken from Domenico Veneziano’s altarpiece for La Chiesa di Santa Lucia de’ Magnoli in Florence. These small but wondrous works provide a springboard into 15th Century Florentine life.

In the first part of the presentation, Stephenson considered the place...

Dr Chibeza Agley
03/10/2017 - 16:21

Dr Chibeza Agley, Founder and CEO of CamBioScience and a Fellow of Homerton, will be travelling to Doha, Qatar in November as part of the WISE Accelerator 2017 – 2018 cohort.

WISE, The World Innovation Summit for Education, is a leading international initiative driving innovation and collaboration in education.

Each year, the WISE Accelerator supports the development of young, innovative projects in educational technology with high potential to grow, and positive impact in the...

Photo Credit: Stephen Bond. Chris Riddell (centre) standing in the gardens of Homerton College, University of Cambridge having just delivered the Pearce Lecture 2017. To his left  (from the left) Philippa Pearce’s grandson Will and Professor Geoff Ward, Principal of Homerton College. To his right (from the right) Sally Christie (Philippa’s daughter) Nat (Philippa’s grandson) and Louise Joy from the Pearce Lecture committee.
13/09/2017 - 13:53

Celebrated illustrator and political cartoonist Chris Riddell delivered the 2017 Philippa Pearce Lecture on 'The Age of the Beautiful Book' to a full house at Homerton College on Friday, 8 September. His talk focused on the role of beautiful books in encouraging young readership, his own initiation into the social media age and his creative process towards new artistic projects. The lecture also featured live illustrations by Chris, a short question and answer session and a book signing.  ...

Dr Anthony Ashton
23/06/2017 - 16:06

Dr Anthony Ashton, Fellow, Lecturer and Director of Studies in Mathematics at the College, has been awarded a Pilkington Prize in recognition of his outstanding services to teaching at the University of Cambridge.

The Pilkington Prize awards are organised by The Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning, with the aim of supporting excellence and innovation in education across the University. 13 academics were awarded prizes this year, from the fields of Mathematics, Classics and...

Graduate students and Melanie Keene
14/06/2017 - 14:15

The second annual Homerton-Harris Manchester Graduate Research Day took place on Saturday 3rd June in Oxford.

Melanie Keene, Graduate Tutor, accompanied the students.

"Appropriately enough for an event celebrating the ‘twinning’ of the two Colleges, we met in the Charles Wellbeloved room, named after a former Homerton student and Manchester College Principal. It was an extremely convivial and intellectually-stimulating day, with eleven postgraduate students giving fantastic...

Olivia (left) and Suroor (right) hold medals awarded to them by Barclays UK
31/05/2017 - 10:19

Olivia Buckland and Suroor Rahimtoola, both current Homerton students, were voted onto The Tab Future 100 in April, a list of high achieving women at UK universities. Six students were selected overall from the University of Cambridge.

Those who featured on the list were voted for by 215,841 students and included charity ambassadors, successful young business women and dedicated activists.  Barclays was the official sponsor of The Tab’s list and their aim was to help celebrate the...

Emma, Homerton's Schools Liaison Officer
03/04/2017 - 14:07

As part of the University of Cambridge Area Links Scheme, each College is responsible for undertaking outreach work with students in set areas of the country. Homerton has had historic links with South Yorkshire and West London as part of the scheme, but has also now taken on work with Buckinghamshire and Scotland (which is shared with Selwyn and Pembroke Colleges). As part of this work our Schools Liaison Officer, Emma Smith, recently returned from a two and a half week tour of Scottish...

photo: Mary Dixon-Woods
28/03/2017 - 09:44

The University of Cambridge, with Homerton as a key partner, has been announced as the home of a new healthcare improvement research institute, the first of its kind in Europe.

The Health Foundation, an independent charity, will be awarding in the region of £40 million over a period of 10 years to fund the new institute. The grant recognises the huge potential for research to shed light on how sustainable and replicable improvements to the quality of patient care can be made in the...

Concept design for a new dining hall (left).  Image credit: © Feilden Fowles
20/03/2017 - 17:45

All image credits: © Feilden Fowles

Homerton has appointed the emerging architectural firm of Feilden Fowles for its showpiece new dining hall.  This competition attracted huge interest from the UK architectural community, with 155 firms competing to win the contract. 

Feilden Fowles described their winning concept design (pictured) as an Arts and Crafts building for the 21st century, conveying formality at times, and comforting familiarity at others.  Their submission declared...

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