Explore how we got here and where we are going.
Kicking off our anniversary year
On Saturday, 10 February, we began exploring our first Burning Question with a dynamic showcase of research on healthcare.
Homerton’s première musical ensemble
The Charter Choir, founded in 2009, is Homerton’s première musical ensemble.
An inspiring artwork
In October 2017, Homerton students created a dance to celebrate the arrival of a new sculpture by Harry Gray.
The lost film
Filmed at Homerton in 1944, The New School has never been found.
A fond memory
Trish Maude, Emeritus Fellow, remembers a key part of the Primary Generalist course: ‘Snippets’.
Our sister College in Oxford
Revd Dr Ralph Waller, Principal of Harris Manchester College, explores the curious link between Homerton and Harris Manchester which stretches back to 1803.
The Dance Studio you see now is only part of the story
Trish Maude, Retired Senior Member, remembers the day she cartwheeled for Dance at Homerton
The first Cambridge degrees
Beverly Wood (nee Lord), 1967-71, was part of the first year group awarded degrees from the University of Cambridge.
The launch of Homerton 250
On Friday, 27 October 2017, the College came together to celebrate our 249th anniversary.
Overseas Development Education
Peter Cunningham remembers Homerton College’s varied links across the globe in the late twentieth century.
Showcasing our graduate research
On Saturday, 2 June, Homerton College hosted Harris Manchester College, Oxford, for the third annual Graduate Research Day.
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.
Closing the Year
The final event in our celebrations was a concert featuring students, alumni, and friends of the College.
A curious celebration
Wonderland came to Homerton for the UK’s biggest celebration of Alice’s 150th anniversary.
A Life for Education
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.
Our 250th Birthday
On Saturday, 27 October, Homerton College opened its doors in the biggest free public event ever hosted by a Cambridge College.
Nobel Prize-winning philosopher
Nobel Prize-winning philosopher Dr Albert Schweitzer visited Homerton in 1955, here remembered by Judith Legg (student at Homerton 1954-56).
The 2nd Annual Kate Pretty Lecture
On Thursday, 8 March 2018, Pascal Soriot delivered the 2nd Annual Kate Pretty Lecture at Homerton College.
The Second Oldest Football League Club in London
A cricket club founded by Homerton College alumni exists today as Leyton Orient Football Club.
Masterclass and Discussion
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.
A not-forgotten feature
Peter Cunningham remembers the Black and White Buildings, which were a key part of Homerton College between the 1960s-90s.
Teaching practice opportunities
When Homerton College moved to Cambridge, it had to create its own opportunities for first-hand teaching experience.
Queen Mother opens the newest building onsite
In 1957, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, visited Homerton to open the newest building onsite.
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.
Exploring the monstrous, human, and everything in between
On Saturday, 14 April, Professor Geoff Ward and Dr Beth Singler discussed Frankenstein, humans, robots, and unanswered questions which began 200 years ago.
Helping the war effort through education
Peter Cunningham, exploring the Archive, tells the story of Homerton’s wartime nursery, which still exists today in a new location.
The Philippa Pearce Lecture
On Thursday, 19 April, distinguished children’s author Frances Hardinge delivered the Philippa Pearce Lecture, on the occasion of its tenth anniversary.