Homerton College News

28/01/2014 - 14:50

Homerton is committed to encouraging the best students with the academic potential and enthusiasm to succeed at the University to apply here, regardless of their school or background. Homerton employs Ellen Slack as their Schools’ Liaison Officer to carry out the college’s outreach activities. Through the University’s Area Links scheme, Homerton focuses primarily, but not exclusively on activities in: Doncaster and Rotherham in South Yorkshire and the London boroughs of Hounslow, Kingston...

27/01/2014 - 09:35

The College is sad to announce the death of Dr Eileen Alexander OBE, former Deputy Principal of Homerton College.  Dr Alexander died peacefully in her sleep on Monday 20th January 2014 aged 102 years.

Eileen was appointed to the Physical Education Department at Homerton in 1935, and later also served as Deputy Principal until 1946.

The funeral will be held on Monday 17th February 2014.

Photo: Avril Spriggs
20/01/2014 - 13:32

Avril Spriggs, Homerton 1955 - 1957, a retired Headteacher from Basildon with an incredible legacy of services to gymnastics, was appointed MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

Avril has judged some of gymnastics' all time greats at three Olympic Games, 11 World Championships and 11 European Championships.

The former Lee Chapel Primary School teacher has also worked tirelessly on safeguarding children in the sport and served on the Board of British Gymnastics for over a...

Photo: Robin Bunce
07/01/2014 - 10:31

Robin Bunce and Paul Field's new biography of Darcus Howe is a history of the British Black Power movement's struggle for racial justice, told through the life of one of its leading figures. The book details the birth of Black Power in Britain, the rise and fall of the British Black Panthers as well as some of the major campaigns for the rights of black and Asian citizens. The book includes the most comprehensive accounts yet published of the Trial of the Mangrove Nine and the Black People's...

Photo: Sir Peter Maxwell
06/01/2014 - 13:03

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, one of the foremost composers of our time, and Honorary Fellow of Homerton College, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour in the New Year Honours List in recognition of his services to music.

The Order of the Companions of Honour is conferred to people who have made a pre-eminent and sustained contribution in the arts, science, medicine or government.  There are currently 39 other Companions, among them Sir David Attenborough,...

17/12/2013 - 14:18

Deborah Griffin, Bursar of Homerton College, has been appointed as a new Board Member for Conference Cambridge, the free venue finding service for the University, Colleges, hotels and unique properties in and around Cambridge.

Deborah said “I am excited to be on the Board of Conference Cambridge as I spent a great deal of my earlier career in the hotels and conferences sector.  Conference revenues are an important contributor to Homerton’s financial performance, as they are...

Photo: Sign saying "StrungUp Theatre Presents: Snap Out Of It"
07/11/2013 - 13:39

Snap out of it! Or can you?  That is the question posed by the Strung UP Theatre Company (founded and co-directed by Elizabeth Schenk & Charlotte Bindels) in a verbatim piece exploring mental health issues.  The performance played to audiences in Cambridge in February and transferred to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, receiving four and five star reviews across the board.  Whilst in Edinburgh they were invited to perform on the BBC Programme Free Speech, and have since been asked to...

Photo: Trophy giving ceremony
25/10/2013 - 11:01

The annual student versus Old Boys football match was played at Homerton on Saturday 12th October 2013.

The match started at a very high tempo end to end with both teams trying to find a rhythm.  After 5 minutes the students had their most promising attack with a ball crossed into the box, deflected goalward resulting in a save on the line by Old Boys goalkeeper Phil Hart, showing that the sands of time have not yet diminished his reflexes.

The Old Boys mounted the next attack...

25/10/2013 - 10:49

We are delighted to be launching the volume, Teaching Caribbean Poetry, on 29 October in Homerton Combination Room. Published by Routledge, this book was edited by Professors Beverley Bryan and Morag Styles with contributions from Homerton Fellows, Georgie Horrell and David Whitley.

Working under the umbrella of the Centre for Commonwealth Education at the Faculty of Education, of which Homerton Fellow Mike Younger is the Director, the book is an outcome of the Caribbean Poetry...

Photo: Redell Olsen
11/10/2013 - 12:32

During this academic year Homerton will be hosting this year's Judith E. Wilson Poetry Fellow, Redell Olsen.

Redell Olsen's most recent book Film Poems is due to be published later this month and collects her texts for film and live performance from 2007 – 2012. Previous collections include Punk Faun: A Bar Rock Pastel, Secure Portable Space and Book Of The Fur. Redell Olsen completed a first degree in English literature at Cambridge University (New Hall / Murray Edwards) in the early...