Explore how we got here and where we are going.

Action Stations

Kicking off our anniversary year

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

Charter Choir

Homerton’s première musical ensemble

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

Setting Out

An inspiring artwork

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

The New School

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’.

Harris Manchester College

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.

Dance Studio

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

Time for B.Ed. (Cambridge Style)

The first Cambridge degrees

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

Foundation Day 2017

The launch of Homerton 250

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

Homerton and the World

Overseas Development Education

Peter Cunningham remembers Homerton College’s varied links across the globe in the late twentieth century.

Graduate Research Day

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.

The Homerton 250 Concert

Closing the Year

The final event in our celebrations was a concert featuring students, alumni, and friends of the College.

Wonderland Week

A curious celebration

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

A Celebration of Leah Manning

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.

The Homerton 250 Festival

Our 250th Birthday

On Saturday, 27 October, Homerton College opened its doors in the biggest free public event ever hosted by a Cambridge College.

Dr Albert Schweitzer

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).

What Science Can Do

The 2nd Annual Kate Pretty Lecture

On Thursday, 8 March 2018, Pascal Soriot delivered the 2nd Annual Kate Pretty Lecture at Homerton College.

Leyton Orient FC

The Second Oldest Football League Club in London

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

Shakespeare in Performance

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.

Black and White Buildings

A not-forgotten feature

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

Morley Memorial and New Street Schools

Teaching practice opportunities

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

Queen Mother visits Homerton

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.

Monsters And Me

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.

The Wartime Nursery

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.

Peopling the Dark

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.