Homerton College News

29/04/2021 - 14:40

Homerton Fellow Dr Kamal Munir has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (University Community and Engagement), a role which he will take up on 1 October 2021. 

23/04/2021 - 14:34

We are delighted to announce that Dr David Clifford, Homerton Fellow and Director of Studies in English, has been awarded the Pilkington Prize. Awarded annually by the Vice-Chancellor, the prize recognises individuals who make a substantial contribution to the teaching programme of a Department, Faculty or the University as a whole.

David's own route into academia was not a typical one. He grew up in a working-class community in South Essex, in a school and family where "no one ever...

16/04/2021 - 11:31

We are saddened to hear of the the death of Dr David Whitebread, and are grateful to Professor Susan Robertson, Head of the Faculty of Education, for these words. David joined Homerton in 1986, and became a member of the Faculty in 2001. 

David was an influential academic and researcher in developmental psychology and early childhood education. He was internationally recognised as a trailblazer in the understanding of self-regulation and metacognition in young children. He enjoyed...

Lord Woolley at Homerton College
30/03/2021 - 16:31

Homerton College is delighted to announce the election of Lord Woolley of Woodford as the next Principal of the College. Lord Woolley will succeed Professor Geoffrey Ward on 1st October 2021. 

Simon Woolley is the Founding Director of Operation Black Vote, the internationally renowned campaigning NGO which he launched in 1996. OBV works with ethnic minorities in the UK to increase understanding of civic society, participation in Parliament and public life, and to promote equality and...

Image shows Sister Bernadette Chabongora
20/03/2021 - 09:23

The challenges of the past year have not been evenly distributed. For one Homerton alumna in particular, they have fallen particularly hard. Sister Bernadette Chabongora (BEd 1981-85), has found herself managing the health needs of her own convent, the orphanages and care homes it runs, and her wider community in Gweru, Zimbabwe, without masks, medicine, protective equipment or hope of a vaccine.

Since gaining her initial teaching qualifications at Homerton in the early 1980s and...

Paul Elliott creating bubbles
09/03/2021 - 11:32

As part of British Science Week, Science Admissions Tutor and Director of Studies in Biology Dr Paul Elliott gives us an overview of his scientific life, and explains why students are at the centre of it.  

Did you enjoy science at school? I wouldn't say I enjoyed all of it, but I enjoyed the challenge. It’s later on, when you can start to focus on a specific topic and design your own experiments that it gets really fun!

What was it about science that first appealed to you? I...

Christine Andrews in 2020
07/03/2021 - 14:19

For Christine Andrews (née Harbottle), coming to Homerton in 1947 changed the course of her life.

One of five children - “three girls, bookended by boys” - she had received what she describes now as “a wartime education – I’d been to four schools in five years and I didn’t really know anything.” Having left school without much sense of what she might do next, she accepted the nudging of her “pushy mother”, who got her a job as a nursery assistant at Newcastle Church High School.

Student working on laptop
28/01/2021 - 18:27

Homerton College Council published the following statement on 28 January.

Homerton College is committed to supporting our students in every way we can to obtain the very best academic outcomes possible in the challenging circumstances of the 2020-21 academic year. We will help and support students through any available University processes associated with formal assessments, to prove any mitigating circumstances or other disadvantage. We will, additionally, continue to work with all...

19/01/2021 - 17:03

To mark the first day of a new and challenging term, Homerton Principal Geoff Ward has recorded a special message for the whole College community.