Homerton College News

15/05/2014 - 13:17

Nearly 200 people from across Cambridge and beyond gathered at Homerton recently for an innovative event combining ‘food for thought’ with the more tangible and edible kind, with the help of Homerton’s catering department.

On 6 May, researchers from the University of Cambridge and the United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) presented the latest research on how human food consumption affects biodiversity – followed by a grand ‘Green Formal...

Photo: Keith Taber
07/05/2014 - 13:10

Dr Keith Taber, Reader in Science Education at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education, and a Senior Member of Homerton College has been bestowed the Education Award 2014.  The award, made by the Royal Society of Chemistry, honours work in educational aspects of chemical sciences.  Dr Taber will receive the award for ‘extensive research that has contributed significantly to the teaching and learning of chemistry concepts’.

Dr Taber was born in Romford, England, and attended...

Photo: Cheerleaders
06/05/2014 - 14:52

The Cougars were set up in 2007 and since then have grown to be a 30+ member squad combining skills in stunting, dance, tumbling and gymnastics. We enter at least one national competition every year, usually in the spring.

At our first competition of the year, ‘Future Cheer University Championships’ in February 2014, we placed 3nd in the All Girl Level 2b division.  Later that day the Cougars took to the mat again to compete in their Varsity match against Oxford, which we won for the...

Photo: 6th form students
27/03/2014 - 09:48

6th form students from Rotherham and Preston helped the University of Cambridge celebrate its HE+ outreach project growing to 5000 participants.

HE+ is a unique collaborative project developed by the University of Cambridge in partnership with groups of schools and colleges across the UK.

Its goal is to encourage and prepare more academically-able students to compete for places at top universities, including the University of Cambridge.

The Rotherham consortium, led by...

Photo: Andrew Motion
19/03/2014 - 12:05

We are pleased to announce that Sir Andrew Motion will take up an Honorary Fellowship at Homerton College on 1st April 2014.

Sir Andrew Motion, knighted in 2009 for his services to literature, is an acclaimed poet and writer noted for his narrative poetry, and was appointed Poet Laureate from 1999 – 2009.

Photo: Matthew Moss
19/03/2014 - 10:33

Matthew Moss comes to Homerton from the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, where he has served as Private Secretary to the Vice-Chancellor since 2004.  In that post his chief role has been to support the Vice-Chancellor in strategic communications, and in particular he has been responsible for drafting speeches and articles for the two Vice-Chancellors and Chancellors of the University in those ten years.

Prior to that, he helped set up the University’s first International Office, and served...

Photo: Daniel at the organ
18/03/2014 - 14:00

Daniel Trocmé-Latter, Director of Music at Homerton, will be giving a solo organ recital at Guildford Grammar School, Perth, Australia, as part of the West Australian Organ Festival 2014. The concert will take place in the school chapel at 4.30pm on Saturday 22nd March, and will include works by J.S. Bach, Sweelinck, Howells, Schumann, Albinoni, and Karg-Elert. More details are available here: http://www.oswa.org.au/Events/Events201403.html.

While in Perth, Daniel will also be helping...

Photo: cards on a table
17/02/2014 - 14:03

An exhibition in the Benson Gallery of the English Faculty library, curated by Redell Olsen - Judith E. Wilson Poetry Fellow of Homerton College, highlights traditions in visual poetics from David Jones and Eugene Gomringer to more recent work by contemporary practitioners such as Vanessa Place and Susan Johanknecht. It features books, pamphlets and objects from both the English Faculty library and from private collections. The display highlights the innovative possibilities and varied...

17/02/2014 - 11:17

Homerton College Research Associate, Dr Anna Barford, is working with Professor Andy Cliff and Heather Hooper from the Department of Geography and Professor Matthew Smallman-Raynor and Anna Fairley from the University of Nottingham to investigate the association between forced migration and infectious disease.  The team’s ambitious goal is to create the first ever database to document the health impacts of forced migration worldwide, since 1901.  The project will analyse different causes of...

Image: new development computer image
06/02/2014 - 12:40

Homerton College has received planning permission from Cambridge City Council to progress a £60 million re-development of a three acre site adjacent to its site on Hills Road.  Purchased in 2011 as part of its investment portfolio it will provide long-term income, and in particular enhance the number of bursaries and scholarships on offer to students.

The site which borders Purbeck Road, Harrison Drive and the railway line will incorporate both residential and non-residential...