On Saturday, 27 October, Homerton College opened its doors in the biggest free public event ever hosted by a Cambridge College.
The final event in our celebrations was a concert featuring students, alumni, and friends of the College.
One of the biggest public events ever staged by a University of Cambridge college
On Tuesday, 20 November, Homerton College hosted a celebration of an incredible alumna, Dame Leah Manning, who most notably rescued almost 4000 children from the Spanish Civil War.
On Saturday, 2 June, Homerton College hosted Harris Manchester College, Oxford, for the third annual Graduate Research Day.
Professor David Bridges, Emeritus Fellow, explores the life and work of Susan Stebbing – a visiting lecturer at Homerton College between 1911 and 1914.
John Axon, former Head of English, remembers Alison Shrubsole through an anecdote she related to him during critical negotiations on Homerton’s relation with Cambridge University.
Maud Cloudesley Brereton was Resident Tutor at Homerton College from 1897, and became Acting Principal in 1902. Following this, she became hugely influential in the sphere of public health, particularly focused on domestic settings.
Philip Stephenson (Fellow from 1996 in Education) worked closely with Kate Pretty during her time as Principal (1991-2013), and here remembers her leadership of Homerton College.
On Sunday, 13 May, Dr Abigail Rokison-Woodall, Simon Russell Beale, and Professor Michael Dobson led an exploration into Shakespeare performance featuring a new edition of Hamlet by Arden.
James Brigden, Cataloguer at the Homerton College Library, explores two intriguing items in the Children’s Rare Book Collection.
On Monday, 30 April, Homerton College Fellow Dr Veronika Fikfak and Associate Fellow Dr Hayley J. Hooper launched their new book: Parliament’s Secret War.
Professor Geoff Ward, Principal of Homerton College, explains his research interests and how they began, with a photo of Michael McClure, Bob Dylan, and Allen Ginsberg.
On Thursday, 19 April, distinguished children’s author Frances Hardinge delivered the Philippa Pearce Lecture, on the occasion of its tenth anniversary.
Composer Peter Maxwell Davies was an Honorary Fellow at Homerton College from 2009 to his death in 2016. He is here remembered by John Hopkins.
John Hopkins, Emeritus Fellow and Composer in Residence at Homerton College, discusses his career and the changing College over the years.
One of the most intriguing manuscripts in the Homerton College Archive is this piece for piano solo, written by David Hindley (Head of Music 1962-1985).
On Saturday, 14 April, Professor Geoff Ward and Dr Beth Singler discussed Frankenstein, humans, robots, and unanswered questions which began 200 years ago.
Andrew Motion, former Poet Laureate and current Homewood Professor of the Arts at Johns Hopkins University, USA, became an Honorary Fellow in 2014.
Ivan Vaughan taught Psychology at Homerton College from 1973 to 1983 when he had to take early retirement on grounds of ill health. However, Ivan’s story was not only situated in the world of teaching but had, as a central core, his relationship with the Beatles.
Lecturer at Homerton College, Maud Bodkin, was a well-respected psychologist and philosophical commentator.
On Wednesday, 21 March, a phenomenal panel discussed the role of genomics in the future of medicine, as part of the Cambridge Science Festival 2018.
Robina Macintyre was a larger-than-life lecturer who made Homerton College the location for our lost film.
Dora Saint, better known by the pen-name Miss Read, became a well loved author with many books about English country life.
A self-described ‘lone wanderer’, Grace Dibble’s geographical quest began with her studies at Homerton College. It flourished in adventurous world-wide travel well into her eighties, recorded in thirteen books published over 30 years, the last in 1998 when she died aged 97. She studied at Homerton College from 1922-25, one of only five women who […]
Peter Cunningham remembers Homerton College’s varied links across the globe in the late twentieth century.
Joseph Chapman’s mementos from an expedition to Norway in 1896 now reside in the Homerton College Archive.
John Jones was a student at Homerton from 1888-9, and later joined the teaching staff, following the College from London to Cambridge. As a Lecturer in Geography, he was inspirational to generations of students.
On Thursday, 8 March 2018, Pascal Soriot delivered the 2nd Annual Kate Pretty Lecture at Homerton College.
Professor Pam Burnard’s visual metaphor celebrates women pioneers of educational change and political thought in Homerton’s 250 years.
David Clifford explains how both developing scientific discovery and popular culture can at the same time influence contemporary literature.
Dr Christopher Brooke’s commemorative Canadian war medal is full of imagery relating to the political thought of the time.
Leah Manning studied at Homerton College 1906-1908, and then dedicated her life to helping those in need.
Revd Dr Ralph Waller, Principal of Harris Manchester College, explores the curious link between Homerton and Harris Manchester which stretches back to 1803.
A chemistry lecturer in the early twentieth century, Hilda Hartle was a passionate campaigner for women’s rights in the sciences.
Dame Sally Davies, the first female Chief Medical Officer for England, became an Honorary Fellow in 2016.
Homerton College welcomed its first Organ Scholar, Ian Howard, in 2011. Having joined the University Organ Trials, the College subsequently appointed Jonathan Huse and now Chris Baczkowski.
In October 2017, Homerton students created a dance to celebrate the arrival of a new sculpture by Harry Gray.
On Saturday, 10 February, we began exploring our first Burning Question with a dynamic showcase of research on healthcare.
When Homerton College moved to Cambridge, it had to create its own opportunities for first-hand teaching experience.
In this story from the archives, Peter Cunningham discovers Percival Sharp – a Homerton College alumnus who made a great impact on education in the late 19th and early 20th century.
John Conder was the founding Principal of Homerton Academy in 1768.
On the external wall of the Cavendish Rooms, the Foundation Stone of Cavendish College can be seen.
Geoffrey Clarke’s memorable work is the largest permanent sculpture in the College art collection.
Beverly Wood (nee Lord), 1967-71, was part of the first year group awarded degrees from the University of Cambridge.
Homerton College’s personalised stone carvings were created by David Kindersley in 1957.
Peter Cunningham remembers the Black and White Buildings, which were a key part of Homerton College between the 1960s-90s.
Trish Maude, Emeritus Fellow, remembers a key part of the Primary Generalist course: ‘Snippets’.
Peter Cunningham remembers Jean Rudduck, who was renowned for her work in education research.
Peter Cunningham, exploring the Archive, tells the story of Homerton’s wartime nursery, which still exists today in a new location.
Peter Cunningham, exploring the archive, discovers Betty Rea, who taught at Homerton College between 1949 and 1964.
On Friday, 27 October 2017, the College came together to celebrate our 249th anniversary.
Carol Ann Duffy, UK Poet Laureate since 2009, wrote a poem called Homerton to celebrate becoming a full College of the University of Cambridge
70 years after former student Margaret Todd designed and wove a woollen fabric at Homerton College, the College Archive has been very grateful to receive the jacket made from the fabric.
Edward Stallybrass travelled 4,000 miles to bring Christianity to Siberia.
Bureaux were a standard feature of Homerton College rooms for generations of students
A memorial for Armistice Day, 11 November 1918
Standing proudly opposite the Principal’s office, the Skillicorn gates are a testament to one Principal’s impact on her students.
Hanging in the Macaulay Room, a vivid painting by a highly regarded English painter of the twentieth century.
Her unique character and encouraging teaching meant that she was an inspiration to generations of students.
Wonderland came to Homerton for the UK’s biggest celebration of Alice’s 150th anniversary.
A cricket club founded by Homerton College alumni exists today as Leyton Orient Football Club.
Trish Maude, Retired Senior Member, remembers the day she cartwheeled for Dance at Homerton
Senior Lecturer and Warden-Tutor at Homerton 1966-83, Mary Barbara Wallis had a surprising back-story.
Rung to begin formal dinners and events, the bell has always been a symbol of college life.
Standing in the Combination room, a gymnastics buck has seen a huge amount of College history.
Filmed at Homerton in 1944, The New School has never been found.
The Charter Choir, founded in 2009, is Homerton’s première musical ensemble.
Homerton College’s success in the 19th century was in part due to three generations of the Morley family.
The portrait of Evelyn Lowe is a hidden treasure of Homerton’s art collection.
Some of the most memorable paintings in the College art collection were a gift from artist Coqué Martínez.
Hanging on the east wall of the Great Hall, ‘A Florentine Procession’ is a memorable feature for all who spend time at Homerton.
The engraved glass doors leading to the Fellows’ Dining Room hide a rather eventful history…
Now inconspicuous in the Macaulay room the long settee, once partly hidden by a screen where hapless men were entertained to tea.
Dame Beryl Paston Brown, Principal between 1961 and 1971, enabled Homerton students to take the new Cambridge Bachelor of Education degree.
Mary Allan was Homerton’s first, and longest serving, female Principal, from 1903-35.
One of the longest serving Principals at Homerton Academy, London
John Horobin orchestrated Homerton College’s move from the East End of London to Cambridge.
John Fell was resident and classical tutor at Homerton College between 1787 and 1797.
Philip Rundall was a key member of the art department from 1973-98, and is now a Retired Senior Member. Here Philip remembers painting the portrait for Principal Alan Bamford.
In 1957, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, visited Homerton to open the newest building onsite.
Nobel Prize-winning philosopher Dr Albert Schweitzer visited Homerton in 1955, here remembered by Judith Legg (student at Homerton 1954-56).
Evelyn Glennie is the first person in history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist.