Explore the Homerton College cabinet of curiosities.
Peter Rabbit Early Edition
James Brigden, Cataloguer at the Homerton College Library, explores two intriguing items in the Children’s Rare Book Collection.
Earliest examples of this engraved, armoured, glass!
The engraved glass doors leading to the Fellows’ Dining Room hide a rather eventful history…
Remembrance and reflection
A memorial for Armistice Day, 11 November 1918
A remarkable gift
Standing proudly opposite the Principal’s office, the Skillicorn gates are a testament to one Principal’s impact on her students.
Or, a bell called ‘Big’
Rung to begin formal dinners and events, the bell has always been a symbol of college life.
Worldly fripperies and vanities
Hanging on the east wall of the Great Hall, ‘A Florentine Procession’ is a memorable feature for all who spend time at Homerton.
Bureaux were a standard feature of Homerton College rooms for generations of students
Found in the Archive
Joseph Chapman’s mementos from an expedition to Norway in 1896 now reside in the Homerton College Archive.
A painting by Ivon Hitchens
Hanging in the Macaulay Room, a vivid painting by a highly regarded English painter of the twentieth century.
Entertaining hapless men
Now inconspicuous in the Macaulay room the long settee, once partly hidden by a screen where hapless men were entertained to tea.
Hidden Homerton history
On the external wall of the Cavendish Rooms, the Foundation Stone of Cavendish College can be seen.
Created by David Kindersley
Homerton College’s personalised stone carvings were created by David Kindersley in 1957.
Unassuming yet unusual
Standing in the Combination room, a gymnastics buck has seen a huge amount of College history.
Memorial to the Basque children of 1937
Some of the most memorable paintings in the College art collection were a gift from artist Coqué Martínez.
A long lasting memento
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.
By Geoffrey Clarke
Geoffrey Clarke’s memorable work is the largest permanent sculpture in the College art collection.
A long tradition of composition
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).