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e-newsletter Easter Term 2012

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 Welcome to the Easter Term Homerton College enewsletter. We bring you the latest College news and details of Roll events we have planned for Summer 2012. Miss Read Dora Saint (Homerton 1931-1933), who wrote dozens of popular novels under the pen name of Miss Read depicting the joys and charms of life in two fictional English villages, Fairacre and Thrush Green, died on April 7 aged 98.

Seminar: Cambridge in Kazakhstan, Tuesday 22 May followed by Formal Hall

HCBC Alumni Rowing Day This annual event was held on 14 April 2012 with many alumni turning up to enjoy a nostalgic row on the Cam. With thanks to Luan Wise for the film footage. If you would like to be added to the HCBC Alumni mailing list please contact HCBC.

Kazakhstan recently celebrated 20 years as an independent state, and continues to grow its national economy based on enormous mineral resources. Education is the key to its future, and further developments of its schools and teachers is one of its government's most urgent priorities. Cambridge University is privileged to be closely involved in this and members of Homerton College are amongst the team working with Kazakhstani colleagues. Both parties learn a great deal as we share ideas and practices. The seminar will convey the richness of Kazakh culture and the excitement of its educational opportunities through words, images and a multi-media presentation. The seminar will be followed by the Easter Term Alumni Formal Hall. Read more and download a booking form.

From the College Archive A short film of Homerton College Nursery in in the 1950s. The nursery was set up when Homerton, under the direction of Miss Skillicorn, became a centre of training for nursery school work. Miss Skillicorn's business acumen anticipated national educational and social needs. The evacuation of a group of mothers and children under the imminent threat of war in 1938 gave a feeling of urgency to the trustees' decision to build a nursery in the paddock of Trumpington House. The nursery was opened in 1941. Ten evacuees from the bombed

2012 Olympic hopeful, Erica Bodman (2006-2009) will be hosting a table at the Cambridge Sporting Celebration Dinner at the Painted Hall, Greenwich, on 12 May. Erica, part of the GB Rowing Squad, is focusing on selection for the Olympics in Rio in 2016, and currently training for the European Championships in September. Read more about Erica on her blog.


Trumpington House. The nursery was opened in 1941. Ten evacuees from the bombed areas of London were the first children. In 1968 the Nursery was relocated to Holbrook Road, where it continues to flourish, proud of its first associations with the College. If anyone can identify the children on the film, please contact Rosemary Boaz. The film is hosted on the Cambridge University's YouTube Channel. Charter Campaign 2012

The College ran its second telephone campaign during the Easter vacation. Thank you to all of our members who took part. Fifteen student callers raised a total of Ãƒâ€šÃ‚ £86,000 towards the Charter Campaign over a two week period. Many of those called pledged a gift and many others are giving it further consideration. The College would like to thank all who supported the Campaign this year.

The Charter Choir's first international tour from 2-9 July 2012 will include performances in Obersteigen, Marmoutier Abbey and Strasbourg. The programme will be made up of music from the British Isles from the 16th to the 21st century, including composers such as Thomas Tallis, Charles Villiers Stanford, Edward Elgar, and Peter Maxwell Davies. Further details are available from the Director of Music, Daniel TrocméLatter.

Fellows News Dr Deborah Longbottom wins Pilkington Teaching Prize Dr Deborah Longbottom, College Fellow and Director of Studies for Chemistry, divides her time between Homerton College and the Department of Chemistry. The Pilkington Teaching Prizes recognise outstanding contributions to teaching within the University. The annual awards will this year be presented at Downing College in June. Read more.

Homerton College Music Society will be performing six recitals on Friday evenings in the Drawing Room this term, entry is free. The recitals include a brass quintet, a professional violist and several others. Do contact us in the Roll Office if you would be interested in attending a recital.

Dr Kathelijne Koops An international team of primatologists from the University of Cambridge and Kyoto University, led by Homerton Junior Research Fellow, Dr Kathelijne Koops, studied the chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) population in the Nimba Mountains in Guinea, West Africa. Kathelijne has written an article about her work for publication in the Homertonian 2012. Read more.

We have been working on a new design for our website. It will go live from June, why not take a look?

Dr Pam Burnard's Musical Creativities in Practice offers a powerful corrective to myths and outmoded conceptions. It argues the need for conceptual expansion of musical creativities in line with real world practices. It explores how different types of musical creativities are reorganized and communicated in the practices of professional musicians including composers, improvisers, singer songwriters, original bands, DJs, live coders and interactive sound designers working in the video games industry. Drawing on Bourdieu's thinking tools, this book provides the foundation for a sociological analysis of musical creativities which is designed to transform the ways that music in education is thought about in the future. Pam is a Senior Member and Music Lecturer in the Faculty of Ecuation. Read more.

Dr Brian Stewart's research on ostrich eggshells has featured on the University's website in a web-series for Easter all about egg-related research at Cambridge. Archaeologist Dr Stewart is a Fellow at Homerton College, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University's McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. His research explores early modern human adaptations to challenging landscapes in southern Africa, with particular emphasis on the coping mechanisms these huntergatherers employ in the face of frequent climatic fluctuations between 100,000 and 10,000 years ago. Read more.

The Homertonian will be available on-line from June 2012. Printed copies should arrive in the second week of June and will include booking forms for both Family Day and for the Annual Roll Reunion. If you would prefer not to receive a printed copy of the Homertonian, do


between 100,000 and 10,000 years ago. Read more.

printed copy of the Homertonian, do please let us know.

Social Networking

Homerton Roll Summer 2012 Events For information about events please see our website or contact us at roll@homerton.cam.ac.uk or by phone at 01223 747270. Homerton Roll Family Day - Sunday 24 June Our second Family Day will be held on Sunday 24 June 2012. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon for alumni and their children/grandchildren in the College grounds. There will be entertainment, games, a workshop with the College's steel pan group 'Absolute Pandemonium' and much more.... and of course, there will be ice-cream! Book now.

Homerton Roll Annual Roll Reunion - 21 to 23 September Booking for the Annual Roll Reunion opens on 2 July 2012. Special anniversary year groups have now been notified with details from their year group co-ordinators. If you are not part of a special year anniversary group this year, why not get a group of friends together? In addition to the Friday night dinner, lunch and year group gatherings, we have been running a Saturday night dinner for the past three years. We hope that many of you who would find it difficult to return to Cambridge for a dinner on Friday night will attend on Saturday evening. Accommodation is available to book in College. A booking form will be included in the Homertonian 2012. Further information.

Reunion Dinner for all who matriculated from 2001 onwards - Saturday 7 July 2012 The College and Roll regret that due to unforeseen circumstances the Reunion Dinner advertised for Saturday 7 July has had to be postponed until the next academic year. We will publish a new date as soon as it is known. It would be very helpful if you passed this information on to friends who may have been interested in coming.

Branch Events - London Following a highly successful lunch at the Oxford and Cambridge Club in Pall Mall to celebrate Homerton's Royal Charter in 2010 the London Rollers are planning a formal dinner there on Saturday 3 November. All Homertonians are welcome to attend. The cost will be in the region of  £60 per person to include food and drink. Please contact Jean Carnall if you would like to reserve a place, guests are welcome.

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