Homerton College News

25/11/2020 - 18:22

Homerton graduate Natalie Jobbins (BA Music 2016) will discuss her jazz arrangement of Harold Darke's carol In the Bleak Midwinter at 7pm on Thursday 26 November on CAM FM, Cambridge's student radio station. 

Natalie composed the piece, recorded by the Charter Choir for last year's Christmas CD Till all the place with music ring, in response to a commission from the Director of Music, Dr Daniel Trocmé-Latter.

"I had done lots of composing for jazz orchestra, but this brought...

The Charter Choir process into St John the Evangelist, Hills Road, December 2019
24/11/2020 - 13:04

Director of Music Dr Daniel Trocmé-Latter will conduct the Charter Choir in a virtual carol service, to be streamed at 6.30pm on Tuesday, 1 December on our YouTube channel. Students, staff, alumni and friends of Homerton are all warmly welcomed to share in this service to mark the end of term and the beginning of the festive season.

The service of Readings and Carols will be led by the Honorary Lay Chaplain and Fellow Emerita, Patricia Maude, with readings from members of the College...

Amelia Drew with Professor Stephen Hawking
19/11/2020 - 11:19

Homerton’s new Junior Research Fellow in Theoretical Cosmology,  Amelia Drew, will feature in an upcoming documentary series created by the Discovery channel, exploring the secrets of the universe.

Universe Unravelled follows researchers at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, which was created by the late Professor Stephen Hawking in 2007 as part of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Over 20 short episodes, available on the channel’s new digital platform...

Deborah Griffin
18/11/2020 - 12:40

Homerton Bursar Deborah Griffin OBE has, for the past 30 years, been at the forefront of women's rugby in the UK. From organising the first Women's World Cup in 1991, to becoming the first woman to sit on the board of the Rugby Football Union, she has led the transformation of the women's game to its newly professional status. 

We were delighted to see Deborah's achievements recognised in an interview this week by Cambridge University sports website the Blue Bird, in which she...

Armistice Plaque, Great Hall
10/11/2020 - 11:27

On Armistice Day, Wednesday 11 November, Homerton will come together from a distance, to share in an Act of Remembrance. 

We are grateful to everyone who has contributed to make this possible, and would be delighted if you would like to join us at 10.55am, from wherever you may be. 


Introduction: Professor Geoff Ward  (Principal)

Binyon’s Lines            

They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years...

Dr Sofia Singler
05/11/2020 - 12:49

Cinemas may be closing again, but the Cambridge Film Festival remains accessible online, and this year includes a Homertonian contribution. 

Aalto, directed by the Finnish documentary maker Virpi Suutari, explores the life and work of the modernist architects Aino and Alvar Aalto. The film is supported by the Finnish broadcasting corporation YLE, and premiered in Helsinki in September. 

Homerton's new Junior Research Fellow in Architecture, Dr Sofia Singler, was a consultant on...

Rudduck Way street sign
03/11/2020 - 12:38

Homerton is delighted that one of its former Fellows, Jean Rudduck, has been immortalised by having a road named after her in Eddington, the new residential development in North West Cambridge. Fittingly, Rudduck Way is opposite the pioneering University of Cambridge Primary School, in whose creation several members of the College played key roles.

Jean Rudduck died of ovarian cancer in 2007 aged 70. She was well known for championing the potential of ‘pupil voice’ as a means of...

Autumn trees
02/11/2020 - 16:21

This year has taken its toll on everybody’s mental health, not least that of our students. Whether in self-isolation or simply dealing with a far less socially engaged student experience than usual, 2020 has been tough for us all.

That’s why in Week 5, Homerton will be taking a step back from the pressures of work, to focus on a collective, cross-college week of wellbeing.

During this week, we will be laying on a range of activities designed to spotlight awareness of mental...

Dame Evelyn being filmed in her studio
30/10/2020 - 16:59

Dame Evelyn Glennie treated Homerton students, staff and Fellows to an exclusive discussion of music, life and the importance of listening on Wednesday 28 October. An Honorary Fellow of the College, Dame Evelyn agreed to be streamed live into student rooms to provide entertainment and a sense of community for those in self-isolation.

Speaking from her studio, surrounded by some of her 2,300 instruments, the world-renowned percussionist was interviewed by Homerton Music undergraduate...

23/10/2020 - 13:08

Homerton Changemakers have launched a 12-part series to help bolster inner life and mental wellbeing for members of the Homerton Community during the pandemic. The series Coping with Covid is especially relevant to those currently in periods of self-isolation.

Covering themes such as fortitude in uncertainty, emotional awareness and guidance on emerging from a period of isolation, the weekly updates will be shared with all our students and staff and will be available to view on the...