Homerton College News

Photo Credit: Stephen Bond. Chris Riddell (centre) standing in the gardens of Homerton College, University of Cambridge having just delivered the Pearce Lecture 2017. To his left  (from the left) Philippa Pearce’s grandson Will and Professor Geoff Ward, Principal of Homerton College. To his right (from the right) Sally Christie (Philippa’s daughter) Nat (Philippa’s grandson) and Louise Joy from the Pearce Lecture committee.
13/09/2017 - 13:53

Celebrated illustrator and political cartoonist Chris Riddell delivered the 2017 Philippa Pearce Lecture on 'The Age of the Beautiful Book' to a full house at Homerton College on Friday, 8 September. His talk focused on the role of beautiful books in encouraging young readership, his own initiation into the social media age and his creative process towards new artistic projects. The lecture also featured live illustrations by Chris, a short question and answer session and a book signing.  ...

Dr Anthony Ashton
23/06/2017 - 16:06

Dr Anthony Ashton, Fellow, Lecturer and Director of Studies in Mathematics at the College, has been awarded a Pilkington Prize in recognition of his outstanding services to teaching at the University of Cambridge.

The Pilkington Prize awards are organised by The Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning, with the aim of supporting excellence and innovation in education across the University. 13 academics were awarded prizes this year, from the fields of Mathematics, Classics and...

Graduate students and Melanie Keene
14/06/2017 - 14:15

The second annual Homerton-Harris Manchester Graduate Research Day took place on Saturday 3rd June in Oxford.

Melanie Keene, Graduate Tutor, accompanied the students.

"Appropriately enough for an event celebrating the ‘twinning’ of the two Colleges, we met in the Charles Wellbeloved room, named after a former Homerton student and Manchester College Principal. It was an extremely convivial and intellectually-stimulating day, with eleven postgraduate students giving fantastic...

Olivia (left) and Suroor (right) hold medals awarded to them by Barclays UK
31/05/2017 - 10:19

Olivia Buckland and Suroor Rahimtoola, both current Homerton students, were voted onto The Tab Future 100 in April, a list of high achieving women at UK universities. Six students were selected overall from the University of Cambridge.

Those who featured on the list were voted for by 215,841 students and included charity ambassadors, successful young business women and dedicated activists.  Barclays was the official sponsor of The Tab’s list and their aim was to help celebrate the...

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...