Homerton College News

Emma, Homerton's Schools Liaison Officer
03/04/2017 - 14:07

As part of the University of Cambridge Area Links Scheme, each College is responsible for undertaking outreach work with students in set areas of the country. Homerton has had historic links with South Yorkshire and West London as part of the scheme, but has also now taken on work with Buckinghamshire and Scotland (which is shared with Selwyn and Pembroke Colleges). As part of this work our Schools Liaison Officer, Emma Smith, recently returned from a two and a half week tour of Scottish...

photo: Mary Dixon-Woods
28/03/2017 - 09:44

The University of Cambridge, with Homerton as a key partner, has been announced as the home of a new healthcare improvement research institute, the first of its kind in Europe.

The Health Foundation, an independent charity, will be awarding in the region of £40 million over a period of 10 years to fund the new institute. The grant recognises the huge potential for research to shed light on how sustainable and replicable improvements to the quality of patient care can be made in the...

Concept design for a new dining hall (left).  Image credit: © Feilden Fowles
20/03/2017 - 17:45

All image credits: © Feilden Fowles

Homerton has appointed the emerging architectural firm of Feilden Fowles for its showpiece new dining hall.  This competition attracted huge interest from the UK architectural community, with 155 firms competing to win the contract. 

Feilden Fowles described their winning concept design (pictured) as an Arts and Crafts building for the 21st century, conveying formality at times, and comforting familiarity at others.  Their submission declared...

Ana Trigo Clapés, first holder of the Thougan Al Hindawi Scholarship
17/03/2017 - 12:01

Homerton College has named a new scholarship after the late Thougan Al Hindawi (1927-2005), who served as Minister of Education in Jordan for over thirty years. The scholarship is awarded each year to an applicant to Homerton College for a course leading to a Master’s degree in the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Education.  Selection for the £1,000 scholarship is on the grounds of academic excellence.

The first student to be awarded the Thougan Al Hindawi Scholarship is Ms Ana...

Kate Pretty
18/02/2017 - 23:34

Over 200 guests visited Homerton College this Friday for the inaugural Kate Pretty Lecture, 'The Cambridge of Tomorrow', delivered by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz FRS.

The lecture addressed to the University’s role as a community of experts, at a time of decreased trust – and asked how Cambridge, as a university and as a city, can continue thriving despite the UK’s exit from the European Union.  Sir Leszek looked to a future of...

Photo: Olivia Buckland
10/02/2017 - 11:06

Homerton student Olivia Buckland is this year's President of Cambridge Pink Week 2017, a festival taking place this week across the University which aims to raise money for breast cancer care and research whilst promoting awareness.

Pink Week was founded in 2011 by Nina Rauch, a student at Clare College, and has now expanded to other universities such as Bristol, Oxford, Durham and even UCLA in California. The festival in Cambridge consists of over 60 events and is annually successful...

Percussionist Evelyn Glennie
03/01/2017 - 14:37

Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, an Honorary Fellow of the College, received recognition for her services to music in the 2017 New Year Honours. Dame Evelyn was appointed to the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) joining a cohort limited to 65 individuals. Appointment to the Order is awarded for outstanding achievement in the arts, literature, music, science, politics, industry or religion.

Evelyn Glennie is the first person in history to successfully create and sustain a full-...

Live Panel session with Melissa Benn, Richard Pring and Linda Stone on the topic of "John Dewey - too toxic for policy?"
26/10/2016 - 11:16

On the 28th September, a four day conference commenced at Homerton College to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of John Dewey's seminal book and introduction to the Philosophy of Education, entitled 'Democracy and Education'. The book argues that democracy is a necessary way of living together, to protect the individual and also to maintain social equity. The book's publication in 1916 was designed to promote a philosophy of education to meet the needs of a changing society, based on a...

Professor Geoffrey Ward, welcomes the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and a group of cyclists from Harris Manchester
29/09/2016 - 10:18

The Principal welcomed the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and a group of cyclists from Harris Manchester College on Monday 12th September.

Eight fellows, including Harris Manchester’s Principal Rev. Dr Ralph Waller, cycled alongside Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson to complete an 85 mile cycle ride from Oxford to Cambridge. Setting off at 6.30am on the Monday, the cyclists rode for a total of 11 hours before arriving at Homerton, the sister College to Harris...

Students learn about the Physics of Flight at the Department of Engineering
16/08/2016 - 14:41

This July's Year 12 summer school at Homerton was bigger than ever before, with numbers of students doubled from previous years.  75 students from 42 different schools attended over the four days.  

The summer school is part of an array of activities at Homerton aiming to encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to consider applying to university. Most of the students came from Homerton’s link areas of Doncaster, Rotherham, and the London boroughs of Kingston, Richmond,...