Homerton College News

08/08/2013 - 10:32
Foundation Scholarship

Thomas Brouwer

Computer Sciences Part IB

Katherine Gazzard

History of Art Part IIA

Matthew Harris


Harriet Jenkins


Amir Montazeri

Engineering Part IB

Dominykas Sedleckas

Chemical Engineering Part I

Aleksandar Sklyarov


Daniel Worthing

Linguistics Part IIA

David Thompson Scholarship


03/07/2013 - 13:45

The College is saddened to learn of the death of Professor John Tiley, CBE, who served as a Trustee of Homerton College from December 2006 to March 2010.  Professor Tiley was regarded as one of the UK's leading experts on tax law and received a CBE for his work in 2003.  He was a fellow of the British Academy, an honorary QC and a former Chairman of the Law Faculty in the University of Cambridge.  Following his retirement, he remained emeritus professor of the law of taxation.  He was a...

Photo: Homerton College picnicers
25/06/2013 - 13:43

For a third year Homerton College has hosted its Family Day with around 150 alumni and their families joining in with games and activities, and picnicking on the lawn.

Kate Pretty, Principal, and Peter Warner, Senior Tutor, were hands-on with an archaeology workshop which proved very popular, as were the crafts and dissecting owl pellets.  Children also had the opportunity to take part in some sporting activities, procure some lovely arm art, guess the name of the Homerton Teddy and...

Photo: a midsummer nights dream actor
13/06/2013 - 11:01

This year for the first time, Homerton College has been chosen as one of the venues for the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival.  The production we are hosting is 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' to be performed every evening between 29th July and 17th August in our beautiful gardens that will form the perfect setting for Shakespeare’s delightful fairy-tale world of love, jealousy and youthful exuberance. This captivating production brings to life all the magic and humour of Shakespeare’s best-loved...

Photo: Homerton College Earth Scientists at the Malvern hills.
23/05/2013 - 12:10

On a rather nippy May morning Homerton College Earth Scientists sallied forth to the Malvern Hills on the Herefordshire/Worcestershire borders. The purpose of the trip was to provide a stimulating revision experience as an alternative to the sometimes, relentless process of more formal examination preparation strategies.

The students had the opportunity to brush-up their igneous and sedimentary rock description and identification skills, to pull together many of the elements of the ‘...

Photo: Homerton College Student Football team
13/05/2013 - 12:16

Who would have guessed that Homerton College was instrumental in the founding of one of England's most famous football clubs?  Of course the link is clear enough when you know that Homerton was based in Homerton High Street, London, before 1894 and that Leyton Orient was previously called Clapton Orient.

The key period for the foundation of Leyton Orient comes in 1881 when members of the College established the Glyn Cricket Club.  The name of Glyn's Bank was synonymous with cricket at...

Photo: David Onac
09/05/2013 - 10:35

Since reading music at Homerton College, Cambridge from 2002-2005, David Ӧnaç has focussed on composition.  He remained at Homerton for an additional year to complete an M.Phil in Composition (with Robin Holloway, 2005-6), then completed an MMUS in Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music (with Adam Gorb, 2006-7) and has recently completed his Ph.D in Composition at the University of Manchester (with Camden Reeves). 

Pieces written during David’s compositional studies have...

Photo: Penny Barton
03/05/2013 - 10:07

Dr Penny Barton has been Graduate Tutor at Homerton since 2002. She has been instrumental in taking forward the rapid expansion of our diverse Higher Degree student body, created from small beginnings in 2001, as well as to act as Tutor for the Higher Degree students, and Director of Studies for first year Physical Sciences undergraduates.

She is also a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Earth Sciences, specialising in seismic imaging of the interior of the Earth's crust and...

Photo: Runners
03/04/2013 - 09:26

Gavin Garland is a 3rd year PhD student here at Homerton but Gavin’s story started when he was a child growing up in Coventry.  At the age of 15 Gavin was diagnosed with a malignant cancer, a B-cell lymphoma, which progressed rapidly spreading to lymph nodes within his neck.

Following remission at the age of 16 he returned to school and, after much hard work, gained a place to study for a BSc (Hons) in Cell Biology at Durham University.  During this time Gavin spent a summer at the...

Photo: allotments
26/03/2013 - 09:54

Homerton College Allotment Society was set up in October 2011 by the Homerton Union of Students then Environmental Officer, Heather Plumpton.  From humble beginnings in a greenhouse on college grounds it has now expanded and is currently based on Holbrook Road where an allotment plot is rented from the Rock Allotment Society.

The site had been neglected for several years so many a long hour has been spent ploughing, weeding and clearing.  In true ‘good life’ fashion old desks and...