Founded in London in 1768, Homerton moved to Cambridge just before 1900. Once an academy for the Nonconformist Church, then a renowned teacher-training college, since 2010 Homerton has been a full College of the University of Cambridge, offering all the academic subjects.
Our first address, in 1768, was in Homerton High Street in London, and since then we’ve been able to adapt constantly as the needs of our world have changed.
Homerton is one of the most attractive Colleges in Cambridge, with a mixture of old and new buildings set in spacious wooded grounds away from the noisy city centre. It is also the largest College in terms of student numbers, with a thriving and diverse community.
All of Homerton's student accommodation has been either rebuilt or refurbished to a very high standard within the last 10 years; it now boasts more en-suite rooms with internet access than any other College in Cambridge. Our library is modern, well-stocked, and a light and airy place to work.
You can dine in a splendid Gothic hall built in 1890, play sport on our football, hockey or rugby fields, have a drink in our Griffin bar and Buttery, or just wander through the orchard. Homerton has an active Students’ Union (JCR for undergraduates and MCR for postgraduates) offering many different sports clubs and societies for music, drama and a range of other interests.