Homerton College News

28/09/2010 - 01:00

The College is delighted to welcome the following new Fellows:

Dr Rebecca Lingwood (Professorial Fellow) Dr David Black Dr Brian Stewart Dr Julie Marfany (Senior Research Fellow) Dr Alyson Ashe (Herchel Smith Fellowship) Dr Kathelijne Koops - Junior Research Fellow in the field of Biological Anthropology Dr Chien-Wen Hsieh - Junior Research Fellow in the field of Engineering Dr Darren Sarisky - Junior Research Fellow in the field of Theology
28/09/2010 - 01:00

The College is pleased to announce that the President of the Homerton Union of Students (JCR) is Miss Pippa Dinnage and the President of the MCR is Mr Alexander Borek.

28/09/2010 - 01:00

Homerton College has officially become the University of Cambridge's newest self governing full College.

On Friday 12th March Sir David Harrison, the Chairman of the Homerton Board of Trustees, formally handed the Royal Charter to the Principal and Fellows of the College. Homerton has its origins in Homerton in east London, dating back to the late 17th century. It moved to Cambridge as a mixed teacher-training college in 1894, taking over the buildings of a failing Cavendish College....

28/09/2010 - 01:00

Michaelhouse Festival - Performance of 'Cantata' by Dr John Hopkins On Sunday 7 November 2010, as part of the first Michaelhouse Festival, there will be a performance of Cantata, music by John Hopkins and poetry by Clive Wilmer. The work is based on the story of Caedmon, a herdsman who could not sing. Commanded to do so in a dream, however, he sang of the Creation of the world, and the song he made is the oldest poem in English.

The performance will take place at The Michaelhouse...

28/09/2010 - 01:00
Poetry and Childhood edited by Morag Styles, Louise Joy and David Whitley

Poetry and Childhood is the first academic book to give serious critical attention to the poetry of childhood. Poets who contribute include Michael Rosen and Philip Gross; poets whose work is considered range from John Bunyan to Carol Ann Duffy. Distinguished critics including Teresa Cremin, Peter Hunt, Lissa Paul, David Rudd, Chip Sullivan, Laura Tosi, and Victor Watson.

The voices of children, poets, parents...

21/09/2010 - 01:00

It is with great sadness that the College announces the death of the Principal's husband, Professor Tjeerd van Andel who died on Friday 17th September 2010, aged 87 years. Professor van Andel was the Wayne Loel Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences at the University of Stanford and Former Honorary Professor of the University of Cambridge.

The funeral will take place at Cambridge Crematorium on Thursday 30th September at 3.00pm. There will be refreshments at Homerton College's...

21/09/2010 - 01:00

There will be a memorial event to celebrate the life and work of Mr John Hammond, Emeritus Fellow, and former Senior Tutor of Homerton College, on Sunday 26th September. Refreshments prior to the event will be at 10.30am in the Boulind Room followed by presentations in the Auditorium at 11.00am. Lunch can then be purchased through the Servery.

If you wish to attend, please contact Mrs Cathy Bogg, Telephone: 01223 747280, email: cb647@cam.ac.uk.

01/06/2010 - 01:00

On Saturday 12 June 2010 the College celebrated its Charter with a Garden Party for students, fellows, staff, former trustees and guests including the Vice-Chancellor, Dame Alison Richard who welcomed Homerton as a full College of the University of Cambridge.

A highlight of the event was the performance by the College’s Charter Choir of a composition by the Master of the Queen’s Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, setting to music a poem to commemorate the Charter written by the Poet...

01/06/2010 - 01:00

On a recent visit to the US, Dr David Garrow, Senior Research Fellow, delivered two key lectures, speaking on 'Barack Obama's Teachers' to the Annual Meeting of the American Historicial Association, and on 'The Spiritual and Political Evolution of Dr King' at Rochester, New York's city-wide event to mark the birth of Dr Martin Luther King Jr., an event hosted by Nazareth College. See www.davidgarrow.com for all Dr Garrow's published articles.

01/06/2010 - 01:00

On Monday 21 June 2010 His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge and Visitor of the College, visited Homerton to mark the Charter and the College’s achievement of full collegiate status in the University of Cambridge.  The Chancellor unveiled a plaque in the Combination Room to commemorate the event, and met with Fellows and graduate research students

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