250 years of free-thinking education

  • How Do We Drive Change?

    An interactive public event for all

  • What Does It Mean To Be Human?

    Come and take part in an interactive trail that invites you to question what you thought you already knew about what it is to be human, what it might be to be human in the future.

  • Graduate Research Day

    Strengthening ties between Homerton College, Cambridge, and Harris Manchester College, Oxford.

  • Alumni Reunion Weekend 2018

    We hope many of our alumni will join us for the annual Alumni Reunion Weekend in our anniversary year.

  • The Homerton 250 Festival

    A one-day festival of music, science, drama and more

  • The Homerton 250 Concert

    Winding down the year, a concert from ‘Homerton and Friends’, including newly commissioned music.

  • Hilda Hartle

    A chemistry lecturer in the early twentieth century, Hilda Hartle was a passionate campaigner for women’s rights in the sciences.

  • Sally Davies

    Dame Sally Davies, the first female Chief Medical Officer for England, became an Honorary Fellow in 2016.

  • Chris Baczkowski

    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.

  • Setting Out

    In October 2017, Homerton students created a dance to celebrate the arrival of a new sculpture by Harry Gray.

  • Action Stations

    On Saturday, 10 February, we began exploring our first Burning Question with a dynamic showcase of research on healthcare.

  • Morley Memorial and New Street Schools

    When Homerton College moved to Cambridge, it had to create its own opportunities for first-hand teaching experience.

  • Percival Sharp

    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

    John Conder was the founding Principal of Homerton Academy in 1768.

  • Foundation Stone

    On the external wall of the Cavendish Rooms, the Foundation Stone of Cavendish College can be seen.

  • The Unnamed Sculpture

    Geoffrey Clarke’s memorable work is the largest permanent sculpture in the College art collection.

  • Time for B.Ed. (Cambridge Style)

    Beverly Wood (nee Lord), 1967-71, was part of the first year group awarded degrees from the University of Cambridge.

  • Homerton’s Stone Carvings

    Homerton College’s personalised stone carvings were created by David Kindersley in 1957.

  • Black and White Buildings

    Peter Cunningham remembers the Black and White Buildings, which were a key part of Homerton College between the 1960s-90s.

  • Snippets

    Trish Maude, Emeritus Fellow, remembers a key part of the Primary Generalist course: ‘Snippets’.

  • Jean Rudduck

    Peter Cunningham remembers Jean Rudduck, who was renowned for her work in education research.

  • The Wartime Nursery

    Peter Cunningham, exploring the Archive, tells the story of Homerton’s wartime nursery, which still exists today in a new location.

  • Betty Rea

    Peter Cunningham, exploring the archive, discovers Betty Rea, who taught at Homerton College between 1949 and 1964.

  • Foundation Day 2017

    On Friday, 27 October 2017, the College came together to celebrate our 249th anniversary.

  • Dame Carol Ann Duffy

    Carol Ann Duffy, UK Poet Laureate since 2009, wrote a poem called Homerton to celebrate becoming a full College of the University of Cambridge

  • Margaret Johnson’s Jacket

    70 years after its creation, the Homerton archive was very grateful to receive a jacket made at College by former student, Margaret Todd.

  • Edward Stallybrass

    Edward Stallybrass travelled 4,000 miles to bring Christianity to Siberia.

  • The Homerton Bureaux

    Bureaux were a standard feature of Homerton College rooms for generations of students

  • First World War Memorial Plaque

    A memorial for Armistice Day, 11 November 1918

  • The Skillicorn Gates

    Standing proudly opposite the Principal’s office, the Skillicorn gates are a testament to one Principal’s impact on her students.

  • Damp Forest Walk

    Hanging in the Macaulay Room, a vivid painting by a highly regarded English painter of the twentieth century.

  • Kay Melzi

    Her unique character and encouraging teaching meant that she was an inspiration to generations of students.

  • Wonderland Week

    Wonderland came to Homerton for the UK’s biggest celebration of Alice’s 150th anniversary.

  • Leyton Orient FC

    A cricket club founded by Homerton College alumni exists today as Leyton Orient Football Club.

  • Dance Studio

    Trish Maude, Retired Senior Member, remembers the day she cartwheeled for Dance at Homerton

  • Mary Barbara Wallis

    Senior Lecturer and Warden-Tutor at Homerton 1966-83, Mary Barbara Wallis had a surprising back-story.

  • The Homerton Bell

    Rung to begin formal dinners and events, the bell has always been a symbol of college life.

  • The Buck Stops Here

    Standing in the Combination room, a gymnastics buck has seen a huge amount of College history.

  • The New School

    Filmed at Homerton in 1944, The New School has never been found.

  • Charter Choir

    The Charter Choir, founded in 2009, is Homerton’s première musical ensemble.

  • The Morley Family

    Homerton College’s success in the 19th century was in part due to three generations of the Morley family.

  • Evelyn Lowe

    The portrait of Evelyn Lowe is a hidden treasure of Homerton’s art collection.

  • Coqué Martínez Collection

    Some of the most memorable paintings in the College art collection were a gift from artist Coqué Martínez.

  • A Florentine Procession

    Hanging on the east wall of the Great Hall, ‘A Florentine Procession’ is a memorable feature for all who spend time at Homerton.

  • The Pilkington Doors

    The engraved glass doors leading to the Fellows’ Dining Room hide a rather eventful history…

  • Two for Tea Settee

    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

    Dame Beryl Paston Brown, Principal between 1961 and 1971, enabled Homerton students to take the new Cambridge Bachelor of Education degree.

  • Mary Miller Allan

    Mary Allan was Homerton’s first, and longest serving, female Principal, from 1903-35.

  • John Pye Smith

    One of the longest serving Principals at Homerton Academy, London

  • John Horobin

    John Horobin orchestrated Homerton College’s move from the East End of London to Cambridge.

  • John Fell

    John Fell was resident and classical tutor at Homerton College between 1787 and 1797.

  • Charles Wellbeloved

    When Charles Wellbeloved took up his studies at Homerton, he could never have imagined that he would begin a connection between the two newest Colleges of Oxford and Cambridge.

  • Alan Bamford

    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.

  • Queen Mother visits Homerton

    In 1957, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, visited Homerton to open the newest building onsite.

  • Dr Albert Schweitzer

    Nobel Prize-winning philosopher Dr Albert Schweitzer visited Homerton in 1955, here remembered by Judith Legg (student at Homerton 1954-56).

  • Dame Evelyn Glennie

    Evelyn Glennie is the first person in history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist.