EVENTS Michaelmas 2021
Motivation Reset: How to Sustain Motivation During Challenging Times, with Sharath Jeevan, entrepreneur, ed tech founder and author. 22 Oct, 4-6pm, Fellows Dining Room
Lateral Thinking, with novelist, travel writer and journalist Sarah Tucker 3 Nov 4- 5pm (online)
Compassionate Mind Training: an experiential approach, with Hilary McLellan (Indigo Talent Development) and Dr Ashleigh McLellan (psychologist) 6 Dec, 10am- 1pm (online)
Mentoring Scheme Jan - June 2022 Applications are now open. More info and how to apply here
Homerton PAUSE, fortnightly in term, beginning Nov. Details coming soon. See the 20/21 PAUSE programme here
[Events are open to all Homerton students, free of charge. Booking essential]
Easter Term 2021 (all online)
An intensive exploration of contemporary leadership, modern power & influence in the context of current systems.
'Leadership here means authentic capacity for making things happen, demonstrating possibility, and offering a vision of something that is needed, interesting, or different. It’s about shaping things quietly and loudly, via many platforms or via one. It can be small or not-small. It can be about a community or a job or even social system-change. It rarely means being out in front by yourself, as common as that message is. It often means being part of many complex processes and a plurality of expectations. It also often means really knowing your perspective and deep values, including the things you’re not always aware of.'
Project University 3 May 6-7.30pm
Changemaker ambassadors Zoe Swanick and Kenji Misawa are inviting you to a roundtable to discuss The Future of University. If you could create your own University from scratch, what would it look like?
Changemakers Roundtable Series 6 May & 13 May 6pm
A chance to meet with Rupert Baines, serial entrepreneur and investor, to explore the how and why of a start-up journey. We're keeping this one small so you'll have scope for real conversation: but book early to secure a spot.
Poetry and Unknowability Workshop 28 April 7-8.30pm
With Dr Mariah Whelan, Jacqueline Bardsley Poet-in-Residence, Homerton College.
"In higher education, we spend a lot of time developing our analytical toolkit. We practice skills of reason, analysis and logic to come to understand and ‘know’ the world around us. Poetry, however, is an art practice predicated on the unknowable. At the centre of every poem is something that resists categorisation: a feeling, a mood or an emotional texture that defies categorisation through conventional taxonomies or articulation in everyday speech. In poetry we take that core of what we can’t fully know or express and wrap it up in a poem. We set out devices of metaphor, rhyme and form to gesture towards aspects of human experience that exceed the possibilities offered to us by our everyday systems of knowledge." This workshop explores methods for incorporating poetic thinking into your study and research practice.
Lent Term 2021 (all online)
An immersive virtual residential focused on honing your skills in building 'something from nothing'. We'll consider various models of innovation; explore tools essential for leadership, and meet standout entrepreneurs, guest faculty and coaches.
Homerton PAUSE Fortnightly Wednesdays 7-8.30pm
A discussion group with senior members of the Homerton Community on topics made more pressing by COVID-19.
(in partnership with the Tavistock Institute, London)
This workshop explores the qualities that makes us unique: the skills, knowledge and experiences that each of us bring to the roles we have amongst friends and family, & when we study & work. Seeing the overlaps between those roles, and the values that define them, can be a powerful way to understand leadership in its most intersectional and diverse forms.
We live in unprecedented times. Such times demand an array of approaches for understanding and making change. This experiential workshop introduces the unique approach of ‘visual voices’, a powerful research tool for illuminating challenges and creating dynamic change. During two sessions you will develop photographic projects about core social challenges that matter to you; dig deeper into visual research and representations’ powerful impact; and learn how visual methods can be used towards changemaking in a community, organization, or place. [This is not a photography course - and no photographic or visual training is necessary. But you will need a camera, either stand alone or on your phone]. Led by Dr Maja Spanu and Tim Archer.
Michaelmas Term 2020
Homerton PAUSE, fortnightly, Nov-Dec
An opportunity for the Homerton Community to take time out, pause, & discuss big ideas with friends. Regular Wednesdays 7.30 - 8.30pm (online)
Lego Serious Play 10 Nov
On problem solving and communicating, using real Lego! With Dr Geraint Wyn Story
Changemaker 101: A Virtual Residential 28-29 Sept 2020
Click here for more information and click on 'view details' .
A 2-day programme for Homerton students who want to make sustainable, profound change. The world needs people able to facilitate wise thinking and action at every level - personal, societal, global. Changemakers is built around the powerful yet simple idea that this is possible given the right conditions. It’s also built on the idea that there is more to be done: that we’re not usually taught how to see complexity with clarity, how to make decisions under duress, how to really connect with others. This workshop will help you develop better questions, challenge limiting assumptions, improve listening, and understand the qualities of changemaking (tools, attributes, mindsets), from making a pitch to getting to deep collaboration quickly.
This workshop introduces you to the principles of Homerton Changemakers covering four core areas: Changemaker Principles, Leadership, Systems Thinking and Self-Understanding. For more info, visit the link & click on 'view details'
Featuring Sue Wilkinson OBE (former CEO of The Reading Agency) who will be talking about 'Embracing Change.' For more info visit the link & click on 'view details'
Changemakers and the Reading Agency - ThinkLab Project 23 Jan-19 Mar 2020
An eight-week programme in which multidisciplinary student teams worked on real, unsolved issues given to them by the charity The Reading Agency, run in partnership with the University's ThinkLab Project
Wine and Cheese Evening celebrating International Women's Day 9 Mar 2020
A panel discussion organised & chaired by Changemaker Student ambassador Harriet Clark, with Professor Mary Dixon-Woods, Amika George and Dr Maja Spanu
Annual Autumn Residential (formerly referred to as the Summer School), September 2019
A 6-day intensive focused on principles of changemaking & the tools needed for building change initiatives. 10 tutors, 15 guest teachers, 60 students, 1 pitch evening and serious fun
Changemakers has introduced me to a community of wonderful and inspiring people. Each Changemaker event I have attended has left me feeling energised and excited to tackle the big challenges our world is facing today. Having the right values, tools, attitude and people on my side has emboldened me to champion radical positive change.
"The world has come undone and I would like to change it every day. Change does not come at once, it is a wave, building before it breaks. I support Changemakers because I am part of that wave committed to a present moment rooted in satisfaction for all"
"Homerton Changemakers is a brilliant and necessary invitation for us to raise our game as humans. To explore how to draw new maps for a world with a future.”
"Homerton Changemakers helped me realise how much push for change there currently is - the programme creates a supportive environment to channel it into proper changemaking."
"Making change by dissenting from old orthodoxies is Homerton’s DNA. At Homerton I learned how to be an agent of change rather than a passive bystander. That’s why I support Changemakers."