Homerton College News

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.  

13/01/2021 - 07:39

Homerton is delighted to be among the first Colleges to host students for the Cambridge Foundation Year – an innovative new programme offering talented students from backgrounds of educational and social disadvantage a new route to undergraduate study.

The one-year course – aimed at an entirely new stream of applicants who have the ability to succeed at Cambridge, but have been prevented from reaching their full potential by their circumstances – will prepare students for further...

Laura Stevens placing a call
18/12/2020 - 17:05

As the College, the country and the world went into pause mode in March, one of many things to be put on hold was the Homerton Telephone Campaign. With just a week to go before students were due to begin calling alumni to solicit support, the annual event, a cornerstone of the College's fundraising operations, was postponed. 

However, nine months on, the prospect of putting a dozen students in a small room together for hours on end is no more feasible than it was in the spring....

14/12/2020 - 12:40

Our Poet-in-Residence Mariah Whelan reflects on her first term at Homerton and how poetry has helped to lift spirits across the College.

In many ways, it has been a very strange start to my time as the Jacqueline Bardsley Poet-in-Residence here at Homerton. Most of the recruitment process happened via Zoom and while I did manage to get across to the College in person in early October, since then I’ve been Poet-in-Residence from my own residence as the second lockdown took hold.

11/12/2020 - 10:03

Fourth-year Clinical Medicine student Kosi Nwuba has been immortalised in a photography project commissioned by the University Sports Department. 

Local photographer Elodie Giuge was asked to take a series of photographs of athletes from across the University in iconic Cambridge locations. Kosi, the only Homertonian involved in the project, was pictured next to a monument on Parker's Piece which celebrates the rules of football written down by Cambridge students 170 years ago, which...

25/11/2020 - 18:22

Homerton graduate Natalie Jobbins (BA Music 2016) will discuss her jazz arrangement of Harold Darke's carol In the Bleak Midwinter at 7pm on Thursday 26 November on CAM FM, Cambridge's student radio station. 

Natalie composed the piece, recorded by the Charter Choir for last year's Christmas CD Till all the place with music ring, in response to a commission from the Director of Music, Dr Daniel Trocmé-Latter.

"I had done lots of composing for jazz orchestra, but this brought...

The Charter Choir process into St John the Evangelist, Hills Road, December 2019
24/11/2020 - 13:04

Director of Music Dr Daniel Trocmé-Latter will conduct the Charter Choir in a virtual carol service, to be streamed at 6.30pm on Tuesday, 1 December on our YouTube channel. Students, staff, alumni and friends of Homerton are all warmly welcomed to share in this service to mark the end of term and the beginning of the festive season.

The service of Readings and Carols will be led by the Honorary Lay Chaplain and Fellow Emerita, Patricia Maude, with readings from members of the College...

Amelia Drew with Professor Stephen Hawking
19/11/2020 - 11:19

Homerton’s new Junior Research Fellow in Theoretical Cosmology,  Amelia Drew, will feature in an upcoming documentary series created by the Discovery channel, exploring the secrets of the universe.

Universe Unravelled follows researchers at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, which was created by the late Professor Stephen Hawking in 2007 as part of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Over 20 short episodes, available on the channel’s new digital platform...

Deborah Griffin
18/11/2020 - 12:40

Homerton Bursar Deborah Griffin OBE has, for the past 30 years, been at the forefront of women's rugby in the UK. From organising the first Women's World Cup in 1991, to becoming the first woman to sit on the board of the Rugby Football Union, she has led the transformation of the women's game to its newly professional status. 

We were delighted to see Deborah's achievements recognised in an interview this week by Cambridge University sports website the Blue Bird, in which she...