Homerton College News

Photo: Professor Geoff Ward, Ms Deborah Griffin, Mr Mark Hart
25/06/2019 - 15:07

Construction has begun on a new accommodation and auditorium wing at Homerton, to be named North Wing.

Designed by Ingleton Wood Martindales and being built by Barnes Construction, the new four-storey building, when completed in Spring next year, will provide an auditorium and two music rooms for students on the ground floor, and 18 en-suite guest bedrooms over the remaining three floors.

Bursar, Deborah Griffin OBE is pictured with Principal, Professor Geoff Ward and Mark Hart...

Photo: Dr Carmen Ting
06/06/2019 - 11:45

Homerton College and the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research are pleased to announce Dr Carmen Ting as the fourth Renfrew Fellow in Archaeology, named in honour of the Institute's founding Director, Professor Lord Colin Renfrew. The Fellowship is to be held in association with a Junior Research Fellowship at Homerton.

Dr Ting has a PhD in Archaeological Science from the UCL Institute of Archaeology. Her doctoral research centred on the ‘Maya Collapse’ by looking at the...

Image of the proposed new sports field
08/11/2018 - 17:00

We are delighted to announce that Homerton College has today, in partnership with St Mary’s School, Cambridge, received planning permission to substantially regenerate the school’s sports ground, located on Long Road, for the benefit of the students of both Homerton and St Mary’s School.

The redevelopment will include a range of enhancements to the existing provision including two new AstroTurf pitches for hockey, rugby and football; new netball and tennis courts; athletics facilities...

Photo: Veronika Fikfak
31/07/2018 - 09:02

We are delighted to announce that Homerton Fellow Dr Veronika Fikfak has been awarded a €1.5 million European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant by the European Commission.

Her project - 'A Nudge in the Rights Direction? Redesigning the Architecture of Human Rights Remedies'  - explores how different approaches affect the way states comply with human rights requirements and incorporate them into their own domestic laws. Through research in six countries, the project aims to...

Monsters and Me Poster
19/04/2018 - 16:21

On Saturday, 14 April, Professor Geoff Ward and Dr Beth Singler discussed Frankenstein, humans, robots, and unanswered questions which began 200 years ago.

200 years after the publication of Frankenstein, why do we still love to be horrified by the monstrous? As we enter a new phase in Artificial Intelligence, do we turn to gothic fiction or science fact? Is the threat a monster of nightmare, or scientific progress overtaking our ability to adapt?

On Saturday, 14 April,...

Homerton College Shield
28/03/2018 - 14:38

The Principal of Homerton College, Professor Ward, has written to the Chief Executive of Universities UK to express support for a continuation of a defined-benefit pension scheme, and to urge a sustainable solution to the current dispute.

MCR and JCR Presidents join Principal Geoff Ward in cutting Homerton's 250th birthday cake
31/01/2018 - 11:41

It’s 2018 and we’re marking the occasion by throwing open our doors to the public, with a programme of events under the banner Homerton 250: Cambridge Now.

Founded in London in 1768, Homerton moved to Cambridge just before 1900. Once an academy for the Nonconformist Church, then a renowned teacher-training college, Homerton has been, since 2010, a full college of the University of Cambridge.

As the newest Cambridge College, we get to do things a little differently, while still...

THIS Institute Logo and Strapline
30/01/2018 - 10:01

Homerton partnered with the £42m new research institute boosting evidence to improve care in the NHS.

A new research institute led by the University of Cambridge is seeking to create a world-leading asset for the NHS by improving the science behind healthcare organisation and delivery with Homerton College as a key partner. The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute (THIS Institute) is made possible by the largest single grant ever made by the Health Foundation, an independent...

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...