Homerton College News

Photo: Andrew Motion
19/03/2014 - 12:05

We are pleased to announce that Sir Andrew Motion will take up an Honorary Fellowship at Homerton College on 1st April 2014.

Sir Andrew Motion, knighted in 2009 for his services to literature, is an acclaimed poet and writer noted for his narrative poetry, and was appointed Poet Laureate from 1999 – 2009.

Photo: Matthew Moss
19/03/2014 - 10:33

Matthew Moss comes to Homerton from the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, where he has served as Private Secretary to the Vice-Chancellor since 2004.  In that post his chief role has been to support the Vice-Chancellor in strategic communications, and in particular he has been responsible for drafting speeches and articles for the two Vice-Chancellors and Chancellors of the University in those ten years.

Prior to that, he helped set up the University’s first International Office, and served...

Photo: Daniel at the organ
18/03/2014 - 14:00

Daniel Trocmé-Latter, Director of Music at Homerton, will be giving a solo organ recital at Guildford Grammar School, Perth, Australia, as part of the West Australian Organ Festival 2014. The concert will take place in the school chapel at 4.30pm on Saturday 22nd March, and will include works by J.S. Bach, Sweelinck, Howells, Schumann, Albinoni, and Karg-Elert. More details are available here: http://www.oswa.org.au/Events/Events201403.html.

While in Perth, Daniel will also be helping...

Photo: cards on a table
17/02/2014 - 14:03

An exhibition in the Benson Gallery of the English Faculty library, curated by Redell Olsen - Judith E. Wilson Poetry Fellow of Homerton College, highlights traditions in visual poetics from David Jones and Eugene Gomringer to more recent work by contemporary practitioners such as Vanessa Place and Susan Johanknecht. It features books, pamphlets and objects from both the English Faculty library and from private collections. The display highlights the innovative possibilities and varied...

17/02/2014 - 11:17

Homerton College Research Associate, Dr Anna Barford, is working with Professor Andy Cliff and Heather Hooper from the Department of Geography and Professor Matthew Smallman-Raynor and Anna Fairley from the University of Nottingham to investigate the association between forced migration and infectious disease.  The team’s ambitious goal is to create the first ever database to document the health impacts of forced migration worldwide, since 1901.  The project will analyse different causes of...

Image: new development computer image
06/02/2014 - 12:40

Homerton College has received planning permission from Cambridge City Council to progress a £60 million re-development of a three acre site adjacent to its site on Hills Road.  Purchased in 2011 as part of its investment portfolio it will provide long-term income, and in particular enhance the number of bursaries and scholarships on offer to students.

The site which borders Purbeck Road, Harrison Drive and the railway line will incorporate both residential and non-residential...

28/01/2014 - 14:50

Homerton is committed to encouraging the best students with the academic potential and enthusiasm to succeed at the University to apply here, regardless of their school or background. Homerton employs Ellen Slack as their Schools’ Liaison Officer to carry out the college’s outreach activities. Through the University’s Area Links scheme, Homerton focuses primarily, but not exclusively on activities in: Doncaster and Rotherham in South Yorkshire and the London boroughs of Hounslow, Kingston...

27/01/2014 - 09:35

The College is sad to announce the death of Dr Eileen Alexander OBE, former Deputy Principal of Homerton College.  Dr Alexander died peacefully in her sleep on Monday 20th January 2014 aged 102 years.

Eileen was appointed to the Physical Education Department at Homerton in 1935, and later also served as Deputy Principal until 1946.

The funeral will be held on Monday 17th February 2014.

Photo: Avril Spriggs
20/01/2014 - 13:32

Avril Spriggs, Homerton 1955 - 1957, a retired Headteacher from Basildon with an incredible legacy of services to gymnastics, was appointed MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

Avril has judged some of gymnastics' all time greats at three Olympic Games, 11 World Championships and 11 European Championships.

The former Lee Chapel Primary School teacher has also worked tirelessly on safeguarding children in the sport and served on the Board of British Gymnastics for over a...

Photo: Robin Bunce
07/01/2014 - 10:31

Robin Bunce and Paul Field's new biography of Darcus Howe is a history of the British Black Power movement's struggle for racial justice, told through the life of one of its leading figures. The book details the birth of Black Power in Britain, the rise and fall of the British Black Panthers as well as some of the major campaigns for the rights of black and Asian citizens. The book includes the most comprehensive accounts yet published of the Trial of the Mangrove Nine and the Black People's...

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