Homerton College News
Homerton College is delighted to welcome the following new Fellows in the Academical Year 2009/2010:Professor Maria Nikolajeva, Professorial Fellow, and Professor of Education Dr Ashwin Moheeput, Fellow, and Lecturer in Economics Dr Axel Bangert, Junior Research Fellow in Film Studies Dr Anders Hansen, Junior Research Fellow in Mathematics Dr Melanie Keene, Junior Research Fellow in History and Philosophy of Science
The College is delighted to announce the following appointments:Vice-Principal
Professor John Gray, Fellow and Professor of Education, elected as College Vice-Principal.President of the Homerton Union of Students
Mr Luke Shepherd, elected as President of the Homerton Union of Students for 2009/2010.President of the Middle Common Room
Mr Peter Farah, elected as President of the Middle Common Room for 2009/2010.
Dr Kate Pretty, Principal of Homerton College, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to Higher Education. Kate has been Principal of Homerton College since 1991. Prior to Homerton she was a Fellow at Murray Edwards holding various posts including Director of Studies, Tutor, Admissions Tutor and Senior Tutor. Kate is an active archaeologist specialising in the early medieval period and is President of the Council for British Archaeology. Kate is one of...
Dr Peter Raby, Former Vice-Principal, has been pre-elected to an Emeritus Fellowship.
The second Pearce Memorial Lecture was given at Homerton College on 10 September 2009. The guest speaker, Michael Rosen, who has just finished an outstanding stint as Children's Laureate, gave an electrifying speech entitled, What is children's poetry for? : towards a new, child-specific, 'Apologie for Poetrie' (Sir Philip Sidney, 1595). The erudite and thought-provoking talk also included some amusing children's poetry and at various points in the presentation Rosen had an...
There will be a performance of the Piano Trio in memory of Nicholas Toller by Dr John Hopkins on 13 November 2009 at 6.00 pm at the Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity Street, Cambridge. The performance will be given by the Cygnet Piano Trio which includes cellist Gregor Riddell, a former Homerton music student and instrumental award holder. The programme also includes works by Johannes Brahms and Astor Piazzola. Tickets £5, £3 (students) available on the door.
In 2009/10 a new chamber choir, The Choir of Homerton College, will be formed to sing at concerts and corporate college events. It is also envisaged that the Choir will sing for an Advent carol service and evensong services at St. John the Evangelist, where a number of Homerton events have already been conducted in the past. In forming this ensemble the College hopes to provide talented singers with an opportunity to develop their abilities within the college, and to raise the profile of...