Homerton College News
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, one of the foremost composers of our time, and Honorary Fellow of Homerton College, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour in the New Year Honours List in recognition of his services to music.
The Order of the Companions of Honour is conferred to people who have made a pre-eminent and sustained contribution in the arts, science, medicine or government. There are currently 39 other Companions, among them Sir David Attenborough,...
Deborah Griffin, Bursar of Homerton College, has been appointed as a new Board Member for Conference Cambridge, the free venue finding service for the University, Colleges, hotels and unique properties in and around Cambridge.
Deborah said “I am excited to be on the Board of Conference Cambridge as I spent a great deal of my earlier career in the hotels and conferences sector. Conference revenues are an important contributor to Homerton’s financial performance, as they are...
Snap out of it! Or can you? That is the question posed by the Strung UP Theatre Company (founded and co-directed by Elizabeth Schenk & Charlotte Bindels) in a verbatim piece exploring mental health issues. The performance played to audiences in Cambridge in February and transferred to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, receiving four and five star reviews across the board. Whilst in Edinburgh they were invited to perform on the BBC Programme Free Speech, and have since been asked to...
The annual student versus Old Boys football match was played at Homerton on Saturday 12th October 2013.
The match started at a very high tempo end to end with both teams trying to find a rhythm. After 5 minutes the students had their most promising attack with a ball crossed into the box, deflected goalward resulting in a save on the line by Old Boys goalkeeper Phil Hart, showing that the sands of time have not yet diminished his reflexes.
The Old Boys mounted the next attack...
We are delighted to be launching the volume, Teaching Caribbean Poetry, on 29 October in Homerton Combination Room. Published by Routledge, this book was edited by Professors Beverley Bryan and Morag Styles with contributions from Homerton Fellows, Georgie Horrell and David Whitley.
Working under the umbrella of the Centre for Commonwealth Education at the Faculty of Education, of which Homerton Fellow Mike Younger is the Director, the book is an outcome of the Caribbean Poetry...
During this academic year Homerton will be hosting this year's Judith E. Wilson Poetry Fellow, Redell Olsen.
Redell Olsen's most recent book Film Poems is due to be published later this month and collects her texts for film and live performance from 2007 – 2012. Previous collections include Punk Faun: A Bar Rock Pastel, Secure Portable Space and Book Of The Fur. Redell Olsen completed a first degree in English literature at Cambridge University (New Hall / Murray Edwards) in the early...
Homerton College hosted 85 year 12 students at four two-day summer residentials over the long vacation. The students came from 24 different state schools in the College’s link areas of Doncaster, Rotherham, Hounslow, Richmond and Kingston.
Summer Schools give students the opportunity to experience life as an undergraduate at Homerton, by taking part in study sessions led by academics at the University, spending time exploring the city centre, and spending time with current Homerton...
Homerton fellow Melanie Keene was one of 1758 delegates at the largest ever meeting of historians of science, the 24th International Congress of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (iCHSTM), which recently took place in Manchester from 21st-28th July 2013.
Alongside the iCHSTM academic programme, in which she presented her research on ‘the familiar solar system’, she was also involved in running public events which brought the history of Victorian science to new audiences...
The Charter Choir has just returned from its second international tour – this year to the Istrian region of Croatia (10th-16th July 2013).
Performing four concerts in as many days, the Choir was well received by audiences in Pula, Krk, Poreč, and Pješčana Uvala. Under the baton of Homerton’s Director of Music, Daniel Trocmé-Latter, the Choir performed a variety of secular and sacred music, ranging from Palestrina to Stanford to the Beatles. The singers were rewarded for their hard...
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