Homerton College News

07/01/2013 - 13:18

For the first time Homerton College hosted the Postdocs of Cambridge (PdOC) Society formal dinner which was held in December and was attended by 170 guests; 158 PdOCs and 12 Fellows of Homerton. A warm welcome was received and a wonderfully festive evening was had by all.  A particular highlight was the introduction to the Homerton Horn drinking ritual by Homerton's Principal, Dr Kate Pretty, which many of the guests took an opportunity to try.  As well as to have a Christmas celebration,...

Photo: Teaching in Sierra Leone
04/01/2013 - 11:21

Miriam Mason-Sesay, the Country Director of EducAid Sierra Leone has been awarded an MBE for her exceptional services to education and to charitable work in Sierra Leone.

For over a decade Miriam has been central to developing the provision of education in Sierra Leone after the devastation of 10 years of civil war.  She has made great strides in helping to re-build the country's education system and has given hope to hundreds of young victims of the brutal conflict.

Miriam is...

Photo: Deborah Griffin
24/07/2012 - 11:58

Homerton College is delighted to welcome Ms Deborah Griffin OBE as Bursar and Fellow from Monday, 23rd July 2012.  Deborah takes over from Commodore Gale Bryan who retired recently.

After taking a degree in Economics at UCL, Deborah qualified as a Chartered Accountant and worked in the hotel industry before joining Andersen and then Deloittes where she has been working  in corporate finance.

Deborah has been involved with women’s rugby since the late 1970s.   She currently...

24/07/2012 - 10:33

This year's PEN Pinter Prize will be awarded to Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. She will be presented with the prize at a public event at the British Library on 8 October, at which she will read a selection of her poetry, including several new poems. A very limited edition booklet will be published by Faber and Faber and available to the audience at the event.

The PEN Pinter Prize was established in 2009 by international writers' organisation English PEN, in memory of Nobel-winning...

Photo: The Globe Theatre
24/07/2012 - 10:16

Globe Education has announced Shakespearean Verse Speaking by scholar and  actress Abigail Rokison, Fellow of Homerton College, is the winner of the inaugural Shakespeare's Globe Book Award. Published by Cambridge University Press, the book combines scholarship and practical exploration from the rehearsal room to consider how editorial decisions influence theatrical delivery. The Shakespeare's Globe Book Award is granted to a first monograph published in the last two years which has made an...

Photo:  Jeanne meeting President Obama at the White House in April 2012.
25/05/2012 - 01:00

Jeanne DelColle, Junior Year Abroad student 1992-1993, has been named New Jersey Teacher of the Year 2011-2012.

Pictured (wearing red), Jeanne met President Obama at the White House in April 2012.

27/04/2012 - 01:00

Insiders will spill the secrets of how to get in to Cambridge University live on air.

The Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU) has teamed up with the student radio station Cam FM to host a one-off Q&A show for prospective students and their teachers tomorrow.

The expert panel – Taz Rasul, CUSU access officer, Kerry Higgins, a classics undergraduate and Fitzwilliam College target and access officer, and Steve Watts, Homerton College admissions tutor – hope to...

24/04/2012 - 13:32

Cambridge has taken the number one spot in a university league table. The London School of Economics and Political Science came second, and Oxford took third place.

It is the second year running that Cambridge has topped the annual Complete University Guide, which ranks 116 universities on student satisfaction, research, entry standards, student to staff ratio, spend on academic services, spend on facilities, graduate prospects, good honours degrees and...

17/04/2012 - 01:00

Dr Brian Stewart's research on ostrich eggshells has featured on the University's website in a web-series for Easter all about egg-related research at Cambridge. Dr Stewart is a Junior Research Fellow at Homerton College.

The story and video can be found here: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/features/egg-cetera-6-hunting-for-the-worlds-oldest-decorated-eggs

Photo: Two chimps.
17/04/2012 - 01:00

See the link below to an article in the New Scientist referring to work by Dr Kathelijne Koops, Junior Research Fellow at Homerton College

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21428604.300-chimp-beds-hint-how-early-humans-ditched-treesleeping.html

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