We hope that our alumni will remain connected with Homerton all their lives, and always feel comfortable returning. We host regular events both in College and elsewhere, to provide opportunities for you to catch up with friends and contemporaries, visit familiar spaces, and let us know what you're up to.
Our biggest annual event is Alumni Reunion Weekend at the end of September each year. With two dinners, a lunch and our famous afternoon tea, as well as concerts, lectures and tours of the grounds, the event enables you to either dip in or to sign up for a full weekend of celebration.
Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic means that in-person events have been on hold throughout 2020-21, but we will let you know as soon as we are able to welcome you back. In the meantime, our wide-ranging programme of webinars allows you to connect with Homerton wherever you happen to be.
Alumni Reunion Weekend
Alumni Reunion Weekend will take place on 24-26 September, in online form. Please sign up for as many events as you're able to join us for.
Friday 24 September
12pm: From AIDS to COVID-19: Applying our Virology Knowledge to Face New Challenges
Homerton Fellows Dr Julia Kenyon and Professor Ravi Gupta discuss how they brought their existing expertise in viruses to bear on the new crisis, rapidly, last year.
Saturday 25 September
11am: Introduction and Welcome
The Principal, Professor Geoff Ward, will welcome his successor, Lord Woolley of Woodford.
12.20pm: The New Dining Hall
Building work is currently well underway on the new Dining Hall which is due to be completed in early 2022. Architects Edmund Fowles and Eleanor Hedley of Feilden Fowles will discuss the design concepts of the new building and give a preview of the finished design.
2.30pm: Poetry Workshop with Mariah Whelan
Homerton’s first Jacqueline Bardsley Poet-in-Residence, Dr Mariah Whelan with a creative and interactive poetry workshop.
4pm: Skills for Life: How Homerton Shaped our Careers
The skills you acquire as a student are often put to use in unexpected arenas. Alumnae Lise-Marie Biez (1998, PGCE with Modern Languages) and Louise Chater (1982, BEd) discuss how Homerton provided the foundations for their futures.
6pm: A Revolution in Physics
Dr William Fawcett and Dr Amelia Drew will discuss a new discovery from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and what it could mean for our understanding of fundamental physics.
Sunday 26th September
9am: Twenty Years Celebration
An informal get-together for all those who started at Homerton in 2001.
10am: Thirty Years Celebration
An informal get-together for all those who started at Homerton in 1991.
11am: Forty Years Celebration
An informal get-together for all those who started at Homerton in 1981.
12pm: Fifty Years Celebration
An informal get-together for all those who started at Homerton in 1971.
1pm: Sixty Years Celebration
An informal get-together for all those who started at Homerton in 1961.
2pm: Teaching and Learning in Covid Times
A Homerton panel will explore the experience of online learning, from the perspectives of both students and educators.
- Dr Francesca Moore is a Homerton Fellow and Director of Studies in Geography.
- Dr James Biddulph completed his PGCE, MEd and PhD at Homerton, and is now headteacher at the University of Cambridge Primary School.
- Elle Rose Hoskins has just completed her PGCE at Homerton and has a particular interest in the effects of online learning on students with special educational needs.
4pm: English Reunion Book Club
The first meeting of the English Alumni Book Club, open to all alumni who studied English. The first book up for discussion is Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell.