Homerton College Annual Review 2015

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1 COLLEGE NEWS 5 From the Principal


Senior Tutor’s Report


Bursar’s Report


From the Library


2015 News Highlights





HUS President’s Report








Research Roundup Publications



From the Director of Development






News from the Branches


Alumni News


Retired Senior Members’ Association







Principal and Fellows


Student Achievement


Blues Awards




New Members







In memoriam



Alumni Benefits


Making a Gift


Keeping in Touch


COL L EGE NE W S From the Principal Senior Tutor’s Report Bursar’s Report From the Library 2015 News Highlights

FROM THE PRINCIPAL Professor Geoffrey Ward



elcome to the first edition of Homerton’s Annual Review! This new publication is an opportunity to put on record some of the outstanding achievements, stellar events and exciting new departures that characterise a year at Homerton. While as a College we continue to look forward, confident in our future and committed to innovation, in the first month of a new year, it is worth a brief pause to look back at where we were and at the ground we have advanced across. I began this academical year by welcoming alumni to a weekend of reunions and festivity, replete with a performance given by the Charter Choir and an engaging and entertaining talk given by Dr Zoe Jaques, Fellow in English. It is always a delight to meet graduates from different decades, and to hear them share their experience of the same, Professor Ward reads from Alice in Wonderland.

overlapping or quite different Homertons. One of the tasks our growing Development Office have set themselves is an improved understanding of the different phases in our forever evolving College. We are also dependent on our alumni for their generous giving. This year’s telethon, led by current undergraduates, raised nearly £80,000, and the two single largest donations that the College has received were both given during the last twelve months. After the long blip of the twentieth century, philanthropy is once more, and will remain, a sine qua non for Collegiate Cambridge, including its newest and largest College. The importance of philanthrophy is reflected in the launch of the Campaign for the University and Colleges of Cambridge, whose theme – ‘Dear World… Yours, Cambridge’ – focusses on the difference Cambridge can make to the world. Homerton has been quietly changing the world for almost 250 years. As the leading establishment in the country for training teachers

on this subject, with more academic papers than Alice has years, plus a further week of celebrations, films, and Mad Hatter tea-parties which showed us to be a serious institution where seriously fun things can go on. It also gave us an opportunity to partner with the Fitzwilliam Museum, of which I am Chair, and with the Faculty of Education, publishers and other organisations. Partnerships are the key to many of our recent successes, for example our growing relationship with the Department of Public Health, with whom we have co-funded two Junior Research Fellowships. But our biggest and most important partner remains the University of Cambridge itself. Over this last year we have welcomed new Fellows in Geography, Drama, Law, Politics, Education, Management, Medicine and other areas, including from the University’s Human Resources Division, who we know will help our students pursue their academic ambitions but also help prepare them for the world of work. We are here to serve society’s needs. This was in our DNA from the outset, remains our raison d’être, and gives us renewed momentum as we move towards our 250th anniversary in 2018 n



he year started with a new initiative in the form of a oneday ‘Leadership in Action’ course. This was held on 12th January, just before the beginning of Term, and was mainly presented by the Cambridge University Officers’ Training Corps, but also included a talk from the Director of the University Careers Service. The course was not in

any sense a recruitment drive for the armed forces, but the exercises were developed by Sandhurst. The course got extremely enthusiastic feedback from participants – the excerpt below is typical: ‘I was very impressed with the sensitivity of the course. As someone with no military interest, I was worried about balance, but at every stage we were reminded that this was just one perspective, and we were free to think independently and critically about it. I hope that at some point in my


for over a century, Homerton has made a tangible and profound difference to the lives of many thousands of young people around the world. Our rich history of making a real difference in the wider world continues in a new form this October, when we admit our first undergraduates to read Medicine. Given the high quality of Cambridge applicants in this area, the brilliant new academics we have appointed as supervisors – as well as our physical proximity to Addenbrooke’s Hospital – this addition should aid the College, the community, and the discipline for many years to come. Some of the things I do as Principal I never expected to do. I did not expect that I would spend part of a morning, as I did today, exploring ways by which I might obtain skeletons for our new Medical students to work on. Nor did I expect to be photographed for the Cambridge News welcoming a ten foot-high animatronic caterpillar into College. But this was for an academic conference on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, on the occasion of Alice’s 150th anniversary, where fantasy became the new norm. Organised by our experts in Children’s Literature, it was also, we believe, the largest ever conference


career I will end up in a leadership position, and the course gave me some very useful insights and tips on potential challenges. We were introduced to scenarios in which we would be leading those similar or different to us, where layers of management and leadership intersect and can clash, and most usefully offered a chance to put together ideas about our own personal style of leadership, perfect for internship interviews, cover letters and hopefully for putting into practice. I am glad I attended, and strongly recommend the course to others, whether they already feel like a leader or not. It was a fantastic day, and I am truly very grateful to Homerton for proving such a good experience that I won’t forget for a long time. (Second year undergraduate, Human, Social, and Political Science).’ The success of this course impressed on me that in non-academic areas of student development it can be very positive and stimulating to bring in people from outside the College to widen students’ viewpoint beyond their academic horizons. In January 2016 we will repeat this course, which is now part of a new ‘Life Skills’ programme, incorporating presentations on interview technique, teamwork, financial planning and well-being – the programme will also include sessions on procrastination and perfectionism, and on controlling anxiety. This embryonic programme is an area I am very keen to develop going forward. We have been focussing this year on fostering a culture of achievement, and we have been delighted to receive a substantial donation from Santander UK plc that has enabled us to reward high-achieving students in a tangible way. The biggest splash was a number of £1,000 prizes given to the highest achieving second year students –

based not only on their First-class marks but on their ranking within the university. Our rationale here was to incentivise consistent hard work in the second year, when students often drift a bit, leaving them vulnerable to a less strong result in their Finals. We had originally planned to make five awards but in the event there were six outstanding candidates and we were able to reward them all. Homerton has doubled the value of its other prizes, and we had a happy time at graduation in June giving out prizes to finalists whilst their proud parents looked on. In October, we awarded prizes to continuing students at a special Prize-winners’ Formal Hall, and in November, still more prizes were awarded to postgraduate students on their graduation. In 2015, 79% of all Homerton students (and 82% of finalists) gained First or Upper Second class marks – the ‘good’ degree that opens so many doors – and this is well in line with the University average of 78.5%. As I write, we are in the midst of final arrangements for our first Subject Dinners. This is a new initiative to bring together all students in the College in a particular discipline, from first year undergraduate to final year PhD, with their Directors of Studies and supervisors, other Fellows in that field, and inspiring guests, who may be formal visiting speakers or alumni. The aim of the dinners is to enhance continuity, to facilitate bonding between the year groups and to engender a sense of progression throughout each student’s degree and beyond. Students have embraced the idea with great enthusiasm, as have the Catering Department, who have been inspired to create themed menus. I am sure we will learn a lot from our first year of such dinners, and we plan to make them permanent fixtures in the College calendar n


Consolidated Income and Expenditure account Year to 30 June 2015

fulfilment of the 10-year Estates Strategy approved earlier in 2014. I am pleased to report that the College’s financial performance remains on track. The accounts for the financial year to 30th June 2015 were approved by the Governing Body on December 3rd and indicate the increasing investment being made in the academic activities of the College and support for students. The full report is available on the College’s website.

Year to 30 June 2015

Year to 30 June 2014





n July 2014, College Council received and approved the College Finance Strategy covering the period 2014–24. This will be a period of significant change for the College, including the completion of the development of Homerton Business Centre towards the end of 2016 and the

Income Academic fees and charges 4,105,685 4,129,111 Residences, catering and conferences 5,033,907 4,903,345 Investment income 2,000,791 1,840,781 Donations 198,885 148,984 Other income 1,137,234 1,066,248

12,476,502 12,088,469 Expenditure Education (4,756,335) (4,355,658) Residences, catering and conferences (4,985,781) (4,542,336) Other expenditure (1,719,104) (1,543,813)

(11,461,220) (10,441,807) Surplus on continuing operations before Contribution under Statute G, II



Contribution under Statute G, II



Surplus on continuing operations after Contribution under Statute G, II




Some of the areas in which we have invested include the recruitment of additional College Teaching Officers (CTOs) in Law and Mathematics, a pre-Clinical Medical CTO and additional Admissions resource. We have focussed on our Directors of Studies to enhance the teaching and resources available and we have doubled many of the prizes and awards given to students to encourage their efforts. Research allowances and grants for Fellows and graduate students have also been increased. Music continues to receive increasing support from the College and the three-year programme to provide all Music students with digital pianos and replace practice pianos throughout the College is well under way. The Charter Choir has continued to grow from strength to strength this year with the addition of many talented new choral scholars. The Choir released their first CD last Christmas. The subvention to the Homerton Union of Students (HUS) was increased for 2014–15 so that support for College societies and sports teams could be improved. Together with a generous donation from the parents of a Boat Club member, the College and the HUS were able to replace the Men’s First VIII boat in time for the May Bumps. It was also pleasing to see the Women’s First VIII win Blades this year. Homerton continues to work hard at diversifying and increasing its income. Conference income remains an important contributor to College overheads, although revenues were down in the 2015 financial year as thirdparty summer school business decreased. A new Conference and Catering Manager was appointed in June 2015 and a new Homerton International Programme commencing next

summer will see income from this important area recover and grow. Management of the investment portfolio was re-tendered in 2015. Rothschild was appointed to manage the portfolio going forward. Whilst returns of 6.6% for the 2015 financial year were in excess of our long-term Total Return target of RPI plus 4%, the economic outlook makes such return less likely for the 2016 financial year. Work has continued on the development of Homerton Business Centre. Formerly the Michael Young Centre, this area of land adjacent to the College was bought by Homerton in 2011. Construction of 86,000 square feet of office space will be completed in spring 2016; later in the year, 89 residential units will be completed. All residential units will be sold on 125-year leases, including 40% sold to Cambridge City Council in fulfilment of the affordable housing planning requirement. Adding to the crane count above Homerton College is the construction of a new 112-bedroom graduate accommodation block with an MCR and changing rooms. This is adjacent to the current graduate block, Harrison House, and will provide “a campus within a campus” for the College’s graduate community. Construction commenced at the end of June 2015 with a scheduled completion date of September 2nd 2016. The new graduate accommodation building is the first phase of an ambitious 10-year Estates Strategy to provide our students with first class facilities. To fund the new building and later phases, the College raised £20m in August 2015 through a private placement repayable in 25 years. The College is now giving consideration to improvements to the catering facilities and next year will focus on a new Porters’ Lodge n

FROM THE LIBRARY Liz Osman Butler for stepping in, for allowing this opportunity. I am confident that a product can be found that will improve student experience and allow Library staff to work with a system suited to the modern information world. We have had a large number of books donated to the Library this year, predominantly swelling the shelves of the children’s literature collection. Our rare and noteworthy books now total over 900, from just 350 in 2011. This is wonderful progress, and in particular we are developing an fascinating snapshot of British childhoods from the 1920s–50s. Our thanks, as ever, are extended to all those who have made a donation to the Library in the past year. But with donations comes the eternal need for more space. We have been fortunate in being able to acquire some cases from the University Library. These not only provided more storage space, but also added around a third extra in display case space. This extra space was fortuitous, with Wonderland Week scheduled for September 2015. The Library, with generous assistance from collectors, curated an exhibition on ‘Alice through the Ages’, including first editions, foreign language material and an unusual (and suitably curious) array of ephemera. This was the Library’s first full exhibition, and a real team effort. The result was well received by both casual visitors and Alice experts attending the academic conference. Whilst we do not have the resources to mount continuous exhibitions, I am keen that we build on the success of the Alice exhibition and the experience gained. If future building plans for the College include an exhibition space this would enable the Library to do more, and open exhibitions to the general public – something not easily achieved in a busy College Library at present.



he ebb and flow of the academic year changes little on the surface from year to year in the Library. Books are purchased, freshers are inducted, study takes place, and, finally, revision takes hold. However, each year we strive to see how we can do a little more for our students. Academic skills sessions are one way we try to engage the students and help them in navigating the vast array of resources on offer to them. Whilst they are fortunate to have so much available, navigating the volume of material doesn’t always prove easy. The Library delivered a session in November to assist freshers with basic skills, followed by a more advanced session in Lent term dealing with referencing, plagiarism and literature searching – all invaluable tools for those writing dissertations or projects. Whilst we don’t provide any teaching in Easter term we are perhaps more engaged with the students at that point in the year than any other time bar their first induction to the Library. The pressure of exams sees nesting behaviour and long hours. Our squash and biscuits break each afternoon has now been in place for 3 years and continues to be popular with students and Library staff. The jigsaw and chess set were joined this year by colouring books, which saw some masterpieces adorning the walls around desks throughout May and June. Alongside my role in the College Library I have been working on a University-wide project to replace the current Library Management System in use by the University. This is a large project which has led to my regular part-time secondment. I am extremely grateful to the College, and to Alys


So what for next year? Student life, and our support of it, will continue, as will the University-wide LMS project. We are working towards the first intake of medical students, taking advice and purchasing the materials they will need. We are also hoping to start

work on cataloguing the large collection of children’s annuals that we acquired in 2013. This will be a big job, but a necessary one to aid researchers and students access the full riches and resources of Homerton’s unique and expanding Library n


2015 NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Liz Osman Wonderland Week 13

The sudden appearance (and equally abrupt disappearance) of animatronic smoking caterpillars, human-sized rabbits, and conference delegates from around the world gave the College a curiouser and curiouser feel throughout the week. The core of Wonderland Week was the Alice through the Ages conference, organised jointly by Dr Zoe Jaques and Professor Maria Nikolajeva (both Fellows at Homerton in children’s literature). The Conference celebrated the enduring legacy of Carroll, Alice, and Wonderland over the past 150 years, and covered topics as diverse as female agency, Alice and neurodevelopment, and Russian translations of Alice. Plenary Lectures were given by Professor Dame Gillian Beer (University of Cambridge), Professor Jan Susina (University of Illinois) and Dr Kiera Vaclavik (Queen Mary, University of London). Professor Beer explored how to situate Alice’s conversations in Wonderland within a pedagogical context, whilst Professor Susina spoke on comparisons between Lewis Carroll and Walt Disney. Closing the conference, Dr Vaclavik gave a lecture Alice as a fashion icon through her history, both on and off the page. Brian Sibley, the President of the Lewis Carroll Society UK, praised “the diversity of opportunity to explore so many aspects of Alice” and thanked the organisers for “the wonderful opportunity to celebrate Messrs Dodgson, and Carroll, and Tenniel, and their Alice”.


In late September, Homerton College played host to the UK’s largest celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. ‘Wonderland Week’ combined the largest academic conference on Alice yet held with a number of other events held around Cambridge.

Professor Dame Gillian Beer gives the Plenary Lecture.

Conference delegates were also treated to a sumptuous banquet in the Victorian Great Hall, with a menu featuring mock “Mock Turtle Soup” as part of a host of Wonderland-inspired dishes. Artist William Stok kindly displayed his Alicethemed murals along the walls of the Great Hall for the Banquet, depicting a range of Wonderland scenes and characters. A packed schedule of events had been built around the Conference. Homerton welcomed the UK’s leading cello octet, Cellophony, to perform a specially commissioned musical version of Alice in Wonderland. Cellophony have gained critical and popular acclaim for their mastery of both the standard cello repertoire, and an eclectic collection of exclusive adaptations. This musical Alice was written by Cellophony founder and director Richard Birchall, seeking inspiration from Schubert, Strauss, and Prokofiev, amongst others. The (necessarily abridged!) story was narrated by the Principal. Venues around Cambridge took part in Wonderland Week, with The Arts Picturehouse cinema showing a double bill of the oldest and newest Alice in Wonderland films. Cecil Hepworth’s




1903 version was the longest film that had been produced in England at the time at 12 minutes long (only eight of which survive). This was followed by Tim Burton’s double Oscar-winning 2010 adaptation, which starred Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. The Fitzwilliam Museum hosted an exhibition on the ‘Fantastical Victorians’, which permitted close consultation of materials which inspired the imagination of a culture deeply interested in the magical, the surreal, and the wonderful. Exhibits included sketches by Edward Lear, and an original handwritten letter from Carroll himself. The Children’s Literature Special Interest Group of the English Association sponsored a “Wonderland in the Classroom” workshop for teachers and trainees, held in the Faculty of Education. This was followed by a round table discussion with children’s authors John Vernon Lord, Catherine Rizzo and Marcia Williams. Homerton’s own Wonderland Tea Party provided the grand finale to the week. With

the Great Hall packed to the rafters, the guests were treated to a suitably eclectic mix of food, entertainment and company. Tea-cup rides, flamingo croquet and Victorian jazz tunes in the grounds were complemented by afternoon tea and a giant hookah-smoking caterpillar in the Great Hall. Many guests took the opportunity dress up, with several Mad Hatters, White Rabbits, and Alices in attendance, along with a particularly impressive Duchess (with baby pig!). Professor Geoff Ward commented: “Wonderland Week has been a fabulous way to celebrate Lewis Carroll’s brilliant, weird, wonderful and endlessly influential book. Serious scholarship and research underpinned the whole week, and the organisers worked hard to ensure that there was fun in the scholarly parts, and scholarship in the fun parts. “The myriad events gave this truly memorable week a richness beyond what even the most highprofile conference can readily muster, and all that remains to be said is, roll on Alice 200!”

New boat launched for Homerton College Boat Club


In June, Homerton College Boat Club celebrated the launch of the first new boat for three years with a ceremony by the Cam, during the May Bumps.


Petaluma’s maiden voyage was rowed by the Men’s First Eight, who successfully ‘bumped’ on the final day, having held off a chasing crew laden with University-level rowers the previous day. The College and the Homerton Union of Students contributed to the cost, and HCBC raised funds from donors through a 24-hour sponsored row on indoor rowing machines, live-streamed on the web. It was initially hoped that enough money would be raised to purchase a second-hand boat to replace the aging (though much loved) Lady Hilary, but in the end, thanks to a tremendous donation from David and Lyan Huntley, in addition to other donations already pledged, it was possible to purchase a brand new Janousek boat.

David Huntley said, “I’m a rower myself, and I was moved by the students’ efforts to raise funds – all-night sponsored ergs included. But I thought: they shouldn’t be doing all this for a secondhand boat. Homerton deserves a new boat”. David and Lyan are parents of Alice, a current Homertonian rower in the Women’s First Eight. Petaluma is named after the Huntleys’ home town in California. Philip Stephenson, Fellow of the College and Senior Treasurer of HCBC, said “the Club is hugely grateful to David and Lyan for this brilliant gift. Petaluma is a superb boat and a worthy replacement for Lady Hilary – we look forward to many victories in her!” While Petaluma continues to speed her teams to victory on the Cam, Lady Hilary, familiar to Homertonian rowers for many years, now hangs in the Griffin Bar, while blades from some of Homerton’s recent successes adorn the wall outside the HUS Office. Furnished with the right equipment, Homerton’s rowers look set for even more success in their future endeavours.

Philip Stephenson (Senior Treasurer), Chris Goodfellow (Men’s Captain), Lyan and David Huntley with Petaluma.


Above: Members of Homerton College Boat Club at the launch of Petaluma. Right: Lady Hilary in the Griffin Bar.

Homerton alumna pens West End play An Evening with Lucian Freud, a play written by alumna Dr Laura-Jane Foley, ran for three weeks in London’s West End in May 2015.


Wonderful Artful Theatre


Playwright Dr Laura-Jane Foley also lectures part-time in Art History. Wonderful Artful Theatre

Laura-Jane pictured with the show’s star, Cressida Bonas.

Described as “a portrait of Freud built through anecdotes, snippets of art history, biographical facts, fictionalised voices of his sitters, and the recollection of an evening spent in his company”, the play ran in May and June at the Leicester Square Theatre. That evening was spent with Freud whilst Laura-Jane was still a student at Homerton. LauraJane had written to Freud to ask whether he’d be open to be interviewed for Varsity, the student newspaper, of which she was editor at the time. Although Freud declined the interview, he later suggested that he and Laura-Jane meet anyway. According to Laura-Jane, “that meeting was the beginning of an association which took me through doctoral research focused on him, and is ending now with the play … I am really interested in how Freud used people to make art before casting them aside and I wanted to do the same, I wanted to use Freud to create a piece of art, a piece of theatre”.

Wonderful Artful Theatre


A scene from An Evening with Lucian Freud by Laura-Jane Foley.

An Evening with Lucian Freud featured a starstudded cast. Cressida Bonas played ‘Laura’, with Laura-Jane commenting that she was “supremely talented” and “brought a different energy to the casting room. She was enchanting and absolutely compelling to watch”. Although a one-woman show, the monologue was broken up through video cameos featuring household names such as Maureen Lipman, Russell Grant, and Alastair Stewart, and even Laura-Jane herself. Laura-Jane graduated from Homerton after studying History of Art in 2004, and now lives in London, where she works as a writer. She also lectures part-time at the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education. When asked about her time at Homerton, Laura-Jane said “I loved my time at Homerton and it really was the most perfect College for me. I was a bit naughty from the second year onwards when I really embraced all the exciting extra-curricular activities

Cambridge has on offer; the Union, student politics, Varsity, etc. etc. I was a choral scholar at Homerton, as well as receiving the Westall Prize when I graduated.” Laura-Jane also studied for a Masters at Trinity College, Oxford, and completed her PhD at Kingston University. The play opened to sell-out crowds and glowing reviews; according to one, “Foley’s story is fascinating and one that everyone can only dream of, and Bonas is completely loveable with just the right amounts of naivety and passion”. There was also praise for the “incredibly sensitive and engaging drama” and “perfect balance between insight to Freud’s life without revealing too much, or just becoming an hour’s worth of gossip”.

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Homerton hosts 47 students for residential Summer Schools


Homerton College hosted 47 students from 23 different schools across the country for its 3-day summer school in July 2015.


Most of the Year 12 students came from Homerton’s link areas of Doncaster, Rotherham, and the London Boroughs of Kingston, Richmond, and Hounslow. The summer school featured three strands: the Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, and the Arts and Humanities. The residential kicked off with an introduction to the courses on offer in Cambridge given by Admissions Tutors Steve Watts and Paul Elliott. Steve commented: “The summer school students had a chance to experience student life. They stayed in College for two nights, ate in the Hall and completed a taxing academic programme. They were all high achieving school students who were thinking about applying to top universities and we wanted to help them see how they would enjoy studying at the top one.”

Year 12 students outside the Great Hall.

Students on the Physical Sciences strand were able to attend sessions on Physics, Earth Sciences, Maths, Engineering and Chemistry, covering topics as diverse as chirality, bio-informatics, and how there might be more than one ‘infinity’. Isobel Wilson, of Coombe Girls’ School, said she particularly enjoyed the maths sessions because “the lecturers were really passionate and it was very engaging!” The Biological Science strand involved interactive sessions on Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Pathology and, for the first time, Hospital Medicine, ahead of Homerton’s first intake of Medicine students in October 2016. The students also undertook the “Quest for the Curator’s Code”, a science-based mystery devised with the University’s Whipple Museum of the History of Science. This involved students opening a series of locked safes in the Museum by finding hidden messages, listening to portraits talk, and solving puzzles involving probability and data analysis. Paul Elliott, Science Admissions Tutor, said: “These events are a vital part of Cambridge’s


Year 12 students in the Whipple Museum for the History of Science.

commitment to attracting the best and brightest students from all over the country and from every background. We give students a taste of the multitude of subjects that they can study at university, but we also talk to them about life at Cambridge, future job prospects and pastoral support. Most of the students leave with enhanced aspirations, and now realise that Cambridge is not the scary place that they had first thought!” Amongst more standard school subjects like English, History and Music, the participants on the Arts and Humanities strand could learn about subjects which they may not have come across so far. For example, the alleged illegal treatment of prisoners at the Bagram Internment Facility in Afghanistan was discussed in the Law session, and Dr Juliana Cavalcanti talked about the ten major principles of Economics. The students also had the chance to get hands-on with bones and other artefacts in the Archaeology session.

Year 12 students get to grips with artefacts.

The residential drew to a close with another talk from our Admissions Tutors, this time discussing how to make a good application to highly competitive universities like Cambridge, and laying misconceptions about the application process to rest. Eleanor Duce, of Gumley House Convent School in Hounslow, commented that the summer school was “a really good experience that has definitely helped to demystify the Oxbridge application process.”

On June 27, 2015, Ben Jones became the first person to officially cycle the length of Cuba, at 1,250km long the largest island in the Caribbean.

Ben said: “I would not have been able to accomplish this feat without the support of Homerton. Winning support from Homerton’s Pilkington Trust enabled me to discover the amazing possibilities for self-development that can be gained by travelling to areas most people do not think to visit, and it also enabled me to visit places including the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. The skills and experience I picked up at Homerton were crucial in making possible the successful planning and execution of my journey across Cuba.” The Pilkington Trust helps to fund Homerton students planning ambitious or out of the ordinary journeys during the summer vacation. The grant was awarded to six students in 2015, who ventured to destinations as far flung as Brazil, Kenya, and Thailand. Ben was diagnosed with dyspraxia whilst at Homerton. The motor coordination condition can present in a range of difficulties with everyday skills, and can have negative impacts on aspects as far-reaching as social and emotional functioning, time management, and memory. Dyspraxia affects between 2 and 6% of the population.

Ben, who graduated from Homerton in 2014 after studying Politics and International Relations, undertook the journey in order to raise awareness of dyspraxia. His 36-day journey took him past Cuban military bases at Guantánamo, into a Cuban hospital after tearing the skin on his leg, and into the homes and lives of ordinary people across the nation. Although the most direct route measures in at 1,394km, Ben’s route took him over 1,600km. Although Ben didn’t own a bike at the start of the journey, his fellowship with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust enabled him to make the crucial purchase. The Trust provides funding for British citizens to travel overseas to ‘bring back fresh ideas and new solutions to today’s issues’. Winston Churchill himself worked in Cuba as a war correspondent, during the Cuban War of Independence.

Ben visited the Casa de la Trova in order to gain an insight into Cuban culture, and an important tradition in Cuban music.

Homerton graduate is first to cycle across Cuba


Homerton Students Recognised for Engineering Excellence Homerton students have this year enjoyed academic success in a full range of disciplines. Engineering has seen particular success, with several Homertonians awarded prizes for their endeavours.

Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, far right, tests out Bill Jia’s (far left) coin-sorting machine.

Alice Huntley (far left) and Evald Monastyrski (far right) won an Integrated Design Project prize for their robot, Gwinny.

and software for a robot that could identify the composition of metal rods. Alice and Evald’s robot, christened Gwinny, successfully collected rods and identified whether they were made of brass or steel, before delivering them to the corresponding slots. Jonathan Ledger won a Computing Prize for his coursework, which included a project to calculate how many combinations of coins make up a given amount of money. Jonathan said: “I did a little extension to the set task to make the computer programme run fast enough using dynamic programming to calculate large amounts of money”. Finally, Ed Broadhead and Maria FernandesMartos Balson were both awarded Language Prizes. Maria undertook a project, written in French, about avoiding bone resorption around hip prostheses. In this, she explored ways to produce hip implants which have the same stiffness as bone, in order to avoid loss of bone mass and integrity around the implant. Ed, currently studying abroad in Paris for a year, received a prize for his performance in a Spanish language paper, taken as an option in his second year.


First-year Bill Jia won a prize for a project in which students were tasked with designing, building, and programming a LEGO robot. Bill, along with two students from Downing, came up with a fully-functioning coin sorting machine. Their robot detects coins placed in the hopper using a light sensor, and rotates an array of containers into position according to the size of the coin detected. The coin then drops into the appropriate container. The robot was also programmed to keep count of the number of coins and track their total value. Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, Deputy Chairman of the LEGO Foundation, stopped by to give Bill’s robot a trial run. The LEGO Foundation recently donated some £4million to the Faculty of Education to fund the Research Centre on Play in Education, Development and Learning. Alice Huntley and Evald Monastyrski won prizes for their Integrated Design Project, which involved designing the mechanics, electronics


Homerton academic solves intergalactic whodunnit


As murder mysteries go, it’s a big one: how do galaxies die and what kills them? A new study, published in the journal Nature, has found that the primary cause of galactic death is strangulation, which occurs after galaxies are cut off from the raw materials needed to make new stars. Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, led by Homerton Research Associate Dr Yingjie Peng,

found that levels of metals contained in dead galaxies provide key ‘fingerprints’, making it possible to determine the cause of death. There are two types of galaxies in the Universe: roughly half are ‘alive’ galaxies which produce stars, and the other half are ‘dead’ ones which don’t. ‘Alive’ galaxies, such as our own Milky Way, are rich in the cold gas – mostly hydrogen – that is needed to produce new stars, while dead galaxies have very low supplies. What had previously been unknown is what was responsible for killing the dead galaxies. Astronomers had advanced two main

The Milky Way, viewed from Earth.

a galaxy, the more metal content you’ll see,” said Dr Peng “So looking at levels of metals in dead galaxies should be able to tell us how they died.” If galaxies are killed by outflows suddenly pulling the cold gas out of the galaxies, then the metal content of a dead galaxy should be the same as just before it died, as star formation would abruptly stop. In the case of death by strangulation however, the metal content of the galaxy would keep rising and eventually stop, as star formation could continue until the existing cold gas gets completely used up. While it is not possible to analyse individual galaxies due to the massive timescales involved, by statistically investigating the difference of metal content of alive and dead galaxies, the researchers were able to determine the cause of death for most galaxies of average size. “We found that for a given stellar mass, the metal content of a dead galaxy is significantly higher than a star-forming galaxy of similar mass,” said Professor Roberto Maiolino, co-author of the new study. “This isn’t what we’d expect to see in the case of sudden gas removal, but it is consistent with the strangulation scenario.” The researchers were then able to independently test their results by looking at the stellar age difference between star-forming and dead galaxies, independent of metal levels, and found an average age difference of four billion years – this is in agreement with the time it would take for a star-forming galaxy to be strangled to death, as inferred from the metallicity analysis. “This is the first conclusive evidence that galaxies are being strangled to death,” said Peng. “What’s next though, is figuring out what’s causing it. In essence, we know the cause of death, but we don’t yet know who the murderer is, although there are a few suspects.” This article was originally written by Sarah Collins at the University’s Office of External Affairs and Communications for the University website, and is gratefully re-published here.


hypotheses for galactic death: either the cold gas needed to produce new stars is suddenly ‘sucked’ out of the galaxies by internal or external forces, or the supply of incoming cold gas is somehow stopped, slowly strangling the galaxy to death over a prolonged period of time. In order to get to the bottom of this mystery, the team used data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to analyse metal levels in more than 26,000 average-sized galaxies located in our corner of the universe. “Metals are a powerful tracer of the history of star formation: the more stars that are formed by

School pupils celebrate Brilliant success at Homerton


In the third week of September 2015, 37 pupils from three schools travelled to Homerton to celebrate their success on a university-style tutorial programme organised by The Brilliant Club.


The Brilliant Club is an educational charity that recruits and trains PhD and postdoctoral researchers to help students from non-selective state schools develop the knowledge, skills, and ambition they need to secure places at highly selective universities. Pupils from years 5, 6, 10, and 11 worked in school with a PhD Tutor over the course of six weeks, experiencing small group tutorials on the researchers’ areas of expertise. At the end of the course, pupils tackled final assignments of up to 2,500 words long on topics ranging from neuroscience to poetry. The students, from St Bartholomew’s School in West Berkshire, Rivers Academy in Hounslow,

School pupils outside the Great Hall.

and Eastbury Primary in Essex, were hosted by Homerton College for a special graduation event. They received certificates, handshakes, and a big round of applause to congratulate them on completing the programme. Each student experienced an inspiring tour of the College led by current undergraduates. Admissions Tutor Steve Watts offered a talk to students about why they might want to apply to University, particularly top Russell Group universities such as Cambridge. Steve said “Homerton is always pleased to see keen, committed students and to help deliver advice and encouragement to them. Working with The Brilliant Club is a great way to achieve this.” At the end of the day, Dr Rajbir Hazelwood, Programme Officer with the Brilliant Club, gave a keynote speech celebrating the pupils’ hard work and encouraging them on the next stage of their educational journey. Dr Mary Henes, The Brilliant Club’s Regional Director for London, says: “We are delighted to

Scholars Programme inspires them to consider applying for a highly selective university.” The University of Cambridge and its Colleges run hundreds of events each year to widen access to the University, and to higher education in general. Cambridge’s outreach work extends across the UK thanks to its Area Links scheme, which gives schools and colleges a direct contact with the University. This article was written by Homerton’s Schools Liaison Officer, Emma Smith (access@homerton.cam.ac.uk).


see so many pupils at the University of Cambridge today to congratulate them on their success on our Scholars Programme. They have done tremendously well, studying with a researcher, in small groups, over the course of six weeks and addressing challenging questions in their extended final assignments. As part of the programme, they have also been able to visit two highly selective universities, where they met undergraduates, toured the campus, heard from university representatives, and thought about their choices for the future. I hope that they are proud of the work that they have produced, and that the experience of the



COL L EGE LI F E HUS President’s Report Sport Music

HUS PRESIDENT’S REPORT Ruth Taylor, President of the Homerton Union of Students



he past calendar year has seen a remarkable amount of extra-curricular activity from Homerton’s diverse, vibrant and multi-talented student community. Homerton really is coming of age as a full College of the University of Cambridge. Homertonians have been able to fit an impressive amount of activities around their academic schedules and have excelled across all areas of University life, inside and outside of the lecture theatre and the examination room. As a sabbatical JCR President I have the privilege of overseeing many of these activities without having the academic workload on top of my Presidential duties. I am continually proud of the effort that the Executive Committee of the HUS put into their roles on top of their degrees, and for this they should be commended. The committee is shaping up to be as strong as ever this academic

The HUS Exec 2014–2015.

year, and there are many more exciting plans in the pipeline. Many perennial favourites graced Homerton’s social calendar during the year. The College’s annual Harry Potter formals in February were as magical as ever. Indeed, they proved so popular that an extra night has been added for the coming year’s celebrations. Sponsorship Officer Anita Magee and the rest of the HUS team organised formidable amounts of decoration that wowed guests from across the University, transforming Homerton into Hogwarts for three enchanting nights. Principal Geoff Ward’s performance as Dumbledore was as entertaining as ever, and each dinner culminated with a chance for guests to meet some real-life owls. There were also numerous themed formals across the year, with the black-tie ‘Grand’ formal masterminded by Will Hewstone proving to be especially popular. To celebrate the release of Spectre, the college hosted a James Bond-themed


The 2015 ‘Survivors’ Photo.

formal complete with a casino (Royale), cocktails and a jazz band in the bar. November saw an Alice in Wonderland themed night in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the novel’s publication. 2015 was a May Ball year, and Homerton was transformed into a Dionysian paradise for the biennial event, for which this year’s theme was Olympus. The Ball was run in conjunction with The Sickle Cell Society, a charity which aims to promote awareness of sickle cell disease across the UK. The brilliant work of Poppy Ellis Logan in masterminding this collaboration should be particularly noted. Guests were treated to a delectable selection of Greek culinary delights, an evening of varied entertainment, some thrilling fairground rides and stunning decorations. However, the work of the committee extends far further than running social events. The HUS work throughout the year to represent student interests to College staff, and to the University’s central Students’ Union. And the HUS looks beyond the horizons of the University, too: Eireann Attridge, the HUS’s Target and Access Officer, organised a successful ‘Homerton Shadowing Scheme’,

which welcomed a group of year 12 students to Homerton to experience life in a Cambridge College for two nights during Lent Term. The work of Welfare Officers Leo Buizza and Bryn Porter was notably prolific this year. They introduced a number of new initiatives, the most popular being ‘Pets As Therapy’, which invited students to spend some quality time with some furry canine friends as a de-stressing technique during the busiest periods of term. The committee have also introduced sexual consent workshops for all incoming first year students, an initiative that has received positive feedback at both College and University levels. A team of thirteen students took place in the Homerton Telephone Campaign in March. They raised almost £80,000 over two weeks, with 50% of callers making donations. The college’s partnership with Santander is also now up and running. Santander have pledged to donate £45,000 over the next three years, money that will be used to fund undergraduate scholarships. The future is certainly looking bright for Homerton students n

SPORT Faye Kidd, HUS Sports Officer




Last year in the inter-college league the Men’s Badminton team were promoted in both Michaelmas and Lent terms, finishing first both times and losing only one match. This meant promotion from division 5 to division 3. In Cuppers, they reached the semi-final stage but lost to Jesus College in a close match finishing 2–1.

Basketball Homerton’s Basketball team had a successful year, achieving promotion from division 3 to division 1.

Cricket Homerton’s Cricket team had a weather affected season which allowed only three games to be played. The first, a friendly against Homerton Hackney, resulted in heavy defeat on a sodden pitch, but was essentially a warm up game for the season. In Cuppers, they were drawn against the seeded Christ’s, and against Magdalene. After a valiant fight, the team went down to Christ’s but went into the Magdalene game with boosted spirits and high expectations. These were thoroughly met, as Homerton batted steadily in cold rain and fading light, resulting in a well-deserved victory. Unfortunately the loss to Christ’s meant they didn’t progress to the Cuppers quarter finals.

Men’s Football The Homerton Football Club’s four teams were involved in numerous leagues and cups in 2015. Last year the First XI finished mid-table after a slow start to the season and a Cuppers that extended as far as the semi-final. The First XI also visited the Leyton Orient Supporters Club (Leyton Orient Football Club having been founded by Homerton alumni) and played them

at Brisbane Road, on 2nd May, in a high-scoring game which finished 6–4 to Leyton Orient. Martin Minkovski from Homerton’s First XI represented the Cambridge Falcons and has been selected this year again to play for them. The Fourth XI, captained by Mikael Åstrand, won the ‘bucket’, beating Trinity Bruces 3–1.

Women’s Football The 2014–15 season was one of great success for Homerton College Women’s Football Club, with both on- and off-pitch achievements. On the pitch, HCWFC were undefeated in League Two, winning the league, and therefore winning promotion into League One for the 2015/16 season. HCWFC also gained the highest goal difference in the league and due to the size and enthusiasm of the squad was one of the few teams in League Two not to have forfeited a match. Despite great success in the League, the HCWFC’s Cuppers bid was not quite so successful. Despite a convincing 3–0 victory over Catz, HCWFC suffered defeat in the second round of the Cup at the hands of Emma. Off the pitch, the club secured sponsorship from our friends at the Maypole, meaning HCWFC had its own kit once more for the first time in three years. With new kit and our promotion into League One, HCWFC has high hopes for the 2015/16 season! With an awesome influx of enthusiastic freshers – all with strong footballing potential and abilities – giving us a sizeable squad, as well as having several of our players playing for the Cambridge Women’s Blues Teams, we are looking forward to a fantastic year with a great team! Last but not least, we’ll be having fun bonding times with some socials with the Men’s teams, football-match watching in the Buttery and of course, our weekly pub outings after matches.


Squash The Squash Team reached the quarter finals of Cuppers before being narrowly defeated by Magdalene. They won promotion in the League, after beating all but one of the other teams in their division.

Rowing Last season’s performance could only be described as a triumph for Homerton College Boat Club. The season began with some admirable performances in Queens’ Ergs, Emma Sprints and Fairbairns and continued to improve with some solid rowing in Lent bumps. The M1s also put up a good fight in the Head of the River Race in March. However, true celebrations lay in store for May Bumps. With high hopes and the

Rugby The rugby season was a successful yet ultimately disappointing one for a Homerton Rugby team chasing promotion. Homerton started the year brightly and continued to set the early pace in the division, winning five games in a row at the start of the season. These victories were built upon intricate interplay out wide on the wings as well as some resolute defending. As the season progressed, injuries began to take their toll on the squad and eventually Homerton fell to a 7 and 3 record. This was good enough only for second place in the league, just shy of promotion. Despite this, the season overall was a great success for Homerton rugby and showed plenty of promise for a sustained promotion push in the 2015–2016 season n


Homerton Netball had a very successful year last year, with both the Mixed and the Ladies teams winning the majority of their matches! Playing with friends, old and new, was great fun, and the social events that punctuated the calendar helped to provide some vaguely netball-related frivolity. The highlight of the year for the Ladies team, however, was Cuppers; we made it all the way to the quarter-finals! We can only hope that Netball this year can live up to last!

pressure on, M1, M2, M3 and W1 took to the Cam. It was a tense week, to say the least, as M1 struggled to stay afloat at the beginning of the event before bouncing back to bump St Edmund’s and W1 getting closer with every stroke to the coveted blades of glory. The week ended with success for HCBC with sets of blades for W1 and M3. M2 also had reason to celebrate, having moved up three places in their division. Other highlights include the purchase of a new Janousek boat, ‘Petaluma’ for M1, thanks to a generous donation and HCBC’s 24-hour sponsored erg.

MUSIC Dr Daniel Trocmé-Latter, Director of Music



t is difficult to imagine that Homerton’s first ever CD (Audite Finem: a professional release with EM Records) came into existence just over a year ago. Since that time it has been listened to by students, alumni, and members of the public in the UK and in numerous other countries. One reviewer praised the Charter Choir’s ‘excellent balance and blend’, while Choir & Organ noted that the contents of the disc (English music ranging from the 16th to the 21st century, albeit with an emphasis on the modern) demonstrate Homerton’s ‘commitment not just to progressivism but to the English [choral] tradition as well’. Were further evidence of the

The Charter Choir perform at the James Bond formal.

disc’s success needed, it even featured in a BBC Radio 3 broadcast on International Women’s Day, in the form of our rendition of Let all the world in every corner sing by Greta Tomlins, who lectured Music at Homerton during the 1940s. Of course, the Choir has also found plenty of opportunities in the past year to perform music from a whole range of countries and eras. The end of January 2015 featured a moving rendition of Rachmaninov’s Bogoroditse Djevo at Evensong in St Edmundsbury Cathedral, after which the Choir was able to try out the rather special acoustic in the Cathedral Deanery hallway during a drinks reception in honour of the Choir. Back at home, Organ Scholar Jonathan Huse has been treating weekly congregations to an abundance of voluntaries by J. S. Bach as well a number of French

Canterbury Cathedral and our summer tour to New York and Boston confirmed. More details will appear in the Homertonian. Alumni are always welcome at Charter Choir services and concerts. The Charter Choir website (www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/charterchoir) contains full details of sung services. Alumni are also encouraged to follow the Charter Choir on their Facebook page, at www.facebook.com/ homcharterchoir n

Choral scholars (2014–2015): Kate Aspray Benjamin Butt Philip Colbran Poppy Ellis Logan William Hewstone Flora Sagers Augustinas Šilalė Rachel Sweet Ruth Taylor Isabella Yamamoto

Finn Brewer Coleman Chan Aaron D’Souza Rowan Haslam Faye Kidd Lizzie Shaw Caroline Steel Lucy Taylor Hovman Wang

Organ scholar (2015): Jonathan Huse


composers, including Clérambaut, Couperin, and Vierne. Audiences in France this summer heard the Choir’s renditions of Vierne’s Messe Solennelle, Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium, Rheinberger’s Abendlied, and much more. On which topic, the 2015 summer tour was without a doubt the most successful and rewarding the Charter Choir has undertaken. Performing a total of nine times in eight days across the south of France and Monaco, it was also the most gruelling in terms of the number – and temperature – of performances. Luckily our hostel’s proximity to the beach provided a daily chance for relaxation. The highlight of the tour may have been singing Mass at Monte Carlo Cathedral on our last day. The generous acoustics and appreciative clergy and congregation made for a spectacular rendition of the motet (Mealor’s Ubi caritas) and a rightfully proud Choir and Choir Director! Other special events this past year have included joint services with the choirs of Magdalene, Churchill, and Robinson Colleges, as well as singing at two weddings in Cambridgeshire. The year to come looks to be as exciting, with nine new Choir members on board, a trip to


Photograph by Siddharth Pandey

RES EARC H Research Roundup Publications




ith a growing Fellowship and body of graduate students and expanding expertise in everything from AngloSaxon to Zoology, Homerton is establishing itself as a centre for research as well as teaching. Research is central to Homerton’s mission to foster a culture of achievement and academic excellence and permeates almost everything that takes place at Homerton, and it is displayed most obviously in the series of research seminars that take place regularly throughout the year. The Homerton Research Seminars present the best and latest of Homerton’s home-grown research, presented by Fellows, Research Associates, and – since 2015 – also by graduate students. The 2015 Michaelmas term saw the introduction of a new lunchtime seminar slot on Thursdays, complementing the traditional talks on Tuesday evenings before Formal Hall. Seminars are open to all, and present cutting-edge findings in a way accessible to a wide academic audience. These engaging talks this year ranged from jets to climate change, from dyslexia to democracy, and from cultural appropriation to Roman material culture. Dr Richard Hickman began the year’s seminars with a talk on ‘Art, Pedagogy and Dyslexia’, in which he presented research that examines the strategies employed by art teachers who identify as dyslexic. Building on this, his research then asks which of these strategies might be deployed as pedagogical tools, and finds useful connections between attributes often associated with dyslexia and classroom practices. Does it make sense to call W C Handy’s ‘St Louis Blues’ an example of Modernist poetry; can it be said to be written in iambic pentameter? Or, rather, does this involve the appropriation of African American popular song into an incompatible critical apparatus? These were the question addressed by

Michael Skansgaard, PhD student in English. His research identifies new methods which can be applied to ethnomethodology, and which can allow for the development of sustainable and authentic educational systems. Michael’s presentation was paired with one from James Gabrillo, MPhil student in Music, which aimed to address the methodological gap in assessing popular songs and performances that were specifically a result of appropriation and recontextualisation, such as cover songs. In particular, he examined the cover by American rock band Kings of Leon of Dancing on My Own by the Swedish popstar Robyn, in which genre and gender codes are distinctly switched. In March, Kate Boehme, PhD student in History, and Pallawi Sinha, PhD student in Education, gave talks which examined the past, present and future of India, from the speculation mania and economic crash that crippled the Bombay economy of the 1860s to dilemmas facing contemporary Indian education. Crossing the Himalayas, in May, attention shifted to Kazakhstan, as Peter Cunningham and Elaine Wilson presented their work on a major project of educational development in the country. The talk highlighted continuities in Homerton’s long-standing contributions to developing school education nationally and internationally, and reflected critically on schooling and teacher development in Kazakhstan in the context of the early 21st Century and 25 years since the country gained independence from the disintegrating Soviet Union. Disintegration of a more physical and tangible variety lay behind Paola di Giuseppantonio di Franco’s talk in June. While it is often impossible to allow museum artefacts to be physically handled by visitors, as such handling leads inevitably to the

The final research seminar of 2015 examined an issue especially relevant to Homerton, given the College’s location right in line with the runway of Cambridge Airport: jet noise was the subject of Junior Research Fellow Karthik Depuru-Mohan’s paper. Jet noise, generated by turbulent mixing of the high-speed propulsive jet with ambient air, has historically been reduced by increasing the engine bypass ratio, but this in turn increases the fan noise. More subtle solutions are now required: one such solution, argues Dr Depuru-Mohan, is to deploy chevrons or corrugations around the lip of the jet-pipe, and a new theory of the physics of chevrons can make this possible at the preliminary design stage n The seminar programme can be followed on http://www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/ lifeathomerton/research and on http://talks.cam.ac.uk/show/index/24296.

A jet takes off over the Cavendish Building – but could its engines soon be quieter?


destruction of fragile objects, her paper suggests that 3D digital and printed replicas can provide an effective substitute and allow museum visitors the chance to form an intimate relationship with objects. This physical relationship allows visitors to construct freely their own narratives of the past and suggests that traditional museum practices, which see textual or similar provisions as necessary to facilitate learning, can be modified. Asking ‘how?’ makes a difference when doing social science, but the question of ‘how?’ is often neglected in favour of asking ‘who?’ or ‘why?’. Astrid Van Oyen’s presentation aimed to redress this, by setting out a ‘manifesto’ for the ‘how’ questions – and for ‘things’ – in social science. The key to rethinking human-thing relations, she argues, is to grant a historical, explanatory role to the ‘how’ question, which has the effect of introducing objects as historical actors and changing both historical narratives and current dilemmas.

PUBLIC ATIONS A selection of research published by Homerton academics in the past year.


Stephen Burgess and Simon G Thompson, Mendelian randomization: Methods for using genetic variants in causal estimation (Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, 2015) Richard Hickman, An Art Miscellany for the Weary & Perplex’d (Corsham, National Society for Education in Art & Design, 2015). [Available at: http://www. nsead.org/downloads/An_ar_miscellany_2015.] Richard Hickman and Heaton, R. “Visual Art”, in D. Wyse, L. Hayward and J. Pandya (eds.) Sage Handbook of Curriculum, Assessment, and Pedagogy (London, Sage, 2015) Richard Hickman and Brens, M., “Art Teachers’ Professional Development”, in L. Burgess and N. Addison (eds.) Learning to Teach Art & Design in the Secondary School, 3rd Edition (Abingdon, Routledge, 2015) Murray Hunt, Hayley J. Hooper, and Paul Yowell, Parliaments and Human Rights: Redressing the Democratic Deficit (Hart 2015), details here: http://www.hartpub.co.uk/BookDetails. aspx?ISBN=9781849465618 Zoe Jaques, Children’s Literature and the Posthuman (London, Routledge, 2015) Melanie Keene, Science in Wonderland: the scientific fairy tales of Victorian Britain (Oxford University Press, 2015) Daniel Trocmé-Latter, The Singing of the Strasbourg Protestants, 1523-1541 (Farnham, Ashgate, 2015). http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472432063

Yuan, Y., Philip Stephenson and Richard Hickman, “Museums as Alternative Settings for Initial Teacher Education: Implications of and Beyond
the “Take One Picture” Program for Primary Art Education” Visual Arts Research 41:1 (2015) Katzelnick LC, Judy Fonville, Gromowski GD, Arriaga JB, Green A, James SL, Lau L, Montoya M, Wang C, VanBlargan LA, Russell CA, Thu HM, Pierson TC, Buchy P, Aaskov JG, Muñoz-Jordán JL, Vasilakis N, Gibbons RV, Tesh RB, Osterhaus ADME, Fouchier RAM, Durbin A, Simmons CP, Holmes EC, Harris E, Whitehead SS, Smith DJ, “Dengue viruses cluster antigenically but not as discrete serotypes”, Science 349 (2015) 1338–1343 Bangwen Xie et al., “Necrosis avid near infrared fluorescent cyanines for imaging cell death and their use to monitor therapeutic efficacy in mouse tumor models.” Oncotarget (2015) Dr Bangwen Xie’s paper finds, for the first time, two fluorescent dyes which selectively bind to the proteins of dead cancer cells, in both lab and living conditions. This finding has clinical significance in that these dyes could be used in cancer diagnosis and prognosis, and in monitoring early-stage tumour response to chemotherapy. Yingjie Peng, R. Maiolino, and R. Cochrane, “Strangulation as the primary mechanism for shutting down star formation in galaxies”, Nature 521, 192–195 (2015) Dr Peng’s paper has been featured extensively in the media, including on the BBC News website, here: http://www.bbc.com/news/scienceenvironment-32734978 n

DEVEL O PM E NT From the Development Director Donations



Cambridge College is an intimate community of gifted people, joined by shared experiences and aspirations. Those experiences and aspirations are life-long, and so the physical act of leaving Homerton, qualification in hand, is not the end of our students’ relationship with this place, any more than it is the end of the friendships that were born and flourished here. It is our job in the Development Office to keep our former students connected with Homerton and with the current life of the College.

Who we are The Development Office at Homerton has only been in existence for five or six years, and in the past year it has doubled in size. The need is threefold: to raise awareness of Homerton as Cambridge’s biggest and newest College, to keep our former students in touch with the College after graduation, and to raise funds to support current and future students. As head of the office I am fortunate to have a talented and enthusiastic team: Erin Bond, Deputy Director of Development and herself a Homertonian who studied here as a Junior Year Abroad student from the USA in 1999–2000; Matt Hann who has joined us as Alumni Relations Officer fresh from a doctorate at the University of Durham, where he was President of his College’s Graduate Common Room for two years; Charlotte Jenner, our database assistant, who as a former head of the Tutorial Office provides

our institutional memory; and – successively – Francis Dearnley and Jack Hooper, both former Presidents of the HUS who have done one-year internships as Communications Associates.

Donations Each year a dozen or so students hit the phones to speak to our alumni, their predecessors. Over two weeks in March they spoke to 684 people, and raised £78,189 to support current and future Homerton students. They confirmed contact details along the way, had great conversations with teachers, civil servants, business owners, a Formula 1 brake engineer and a clown – and got plenty of careers advice! Preparations are under way for the 2016 telethon, to take place at Easter. In 2015 we launched the 1768 Society, to recognise and thank people who make regular donations to Homerton of £17.68 a month or more, and welcomed its first members. In Paupers’ Walk a Trust Deed is displayed dated that year, when the College first had bricks and mortar of its own, in Homerton High Street, Hackney. We are looking forward to celebrating our 250th Anniversary in 2018. The College is enormously grateful to all who contribute, and it is heartening to mark the different motivations of our benefactors. Many give because their time at Homerton was so pleasurable, or formative, or both: we recently received a wonderful legacy from the late Jacqueline Welford (CertEd 1943–45). Others are concerned to make a positive impact on current students, and we are about to launch a great programme of internship bursaries with

Campaign launch 2015 also saw the launch of the Dear World… Yours, Cambridge fundraising campaign for the University and all 31 of the Colleges. The campaign emphasises the close link between the education and research undertaken here, and the impact we have on the world – and it asks what the

world needs next from Cambridge. Homerton plays a full part in the campaign, and a donation to Homerton for any purpose counts towards the campaign target of £2 billion for collegiate Cambridge. Visit www.philanthropy.cam.ac.uk to find out more.

Come along There are plenty of opportunities to come back to Homerton – alumni are always most welcome to visit. This year the Alice in Wonderland celebrations gave us the chance to host a very splendid Tea Party for alumni and their families. The last weekend of September each year is the Reunion Weekend, when alumni are particularly encouraged to come back to Homerton to catch up with old friends. This year the College’s excellent Charter Choir gave an afternoon concert, there were special reunions for the ‘Diamond’ and ‘Golden’ cohorts, and an academic seminar on Alice through the Ages by Homerton Fellow Dr Zoe Jaques was tremendously well supported. Also this year we have held two very successful drinks receptions in a central London wine bar, where alumni were invited to meet the Principal and Bursar, the Development Team, and student officers of the JCR – we’ll be doing more of this (because we had fun too!) so do look out for opportunities in 2016.

Keep in touch We have over 2,000 followers on Twitter and nearly 3,500 on Facebook – there’s a terrific community of Homertonians who use these to engage with the College and with each other, and we’re building up our use of Instagram and (in progress!) LinkedIn. Do join us: you can find the links from www.homerton.cam.ac.uk. There are many ways, electronic and ‘real’, to keep engaged with the College – as well as this new yearly publication, the Annual Review, we publish the Homertonian each summer, and we always, always, always want to hear from you. Homertonians have done amazing things – do drop us a line n


generous funding from Victoria Brahm-Schild (BEd 1980-84) which will level the playing-field for students from less advantaged backgrounds who are looking for work placements. Yet others are excited by Homerton’s opportunity, as Cambridge’s newest and biggest College, to invent itself in a way that is relevant to the needs of 21st Century society. We are continuingly grateful to Jan and Erika Hummel, parents of two recent Homerton graduates, who support the vision for Homerton through a major donation to the Principal’s Fund. All in all we received donations from 413 individuals during 2015, totalling over £195,000, all of which goes to support current and future students of Homerton. Many thanks indeed to all!

DONATIONS The following members and friends of Homerton College made donations to the College in 2015. 44 ANNUAL REVIEW DEVELOPMENT

1936 Mrs Margaret Kent 1941 Mrs Teresa Lea (deceased) 1943 Mrs Margaret Campbell Smith Mrs Kathleen Hayward Mrs Jacqueline J Welford (deceased) 1944 Mrs Joan M Gray Miss Margaret Rishbeth 1946 Mrs Zoe M Coombe Mrs Margaret E Dunsford 1947 Ms Christine Andrews Lady (Dorothy) Franklin Mrs Margaret I Johnson (deceased) 1948 Dr Brenda J Buchanan Mrs Jane A Charman Mrs Janet K Farley Mrs Rosemary J Langlois Miss Elizabeth W Rainsbury Mrs Marjorie A Robinson 1949 Mrs Margaret Blott Mrs Mary L Dowse Mrs Margaret Eedle Mrs Coral Harrow Mrs Sylvia M Saul 1950 Mrs Mavis J Blow Mrs Cathleen M Butler

1951 Ms Ann J Barnes Mrs Sheila A Duncan Mrs Patricia M Stockdale

1952 Mrs Shirley D Haslam Mrs Evelyn P Parker

1958 Mrs Christine Carne Mrs Gillian M Ganner Mrs Wendy J Garforth Mrs Jane M Grant Mrs Diana Hadaway Mrs Jill R Hicks Mrs Angela M Hulme Mrs Joyce V Ivell Mrs Beryl A Izzard Mrs Rachel M Macdonald Mrs Judy N Manson Mrs Patricia Mee Mrs Beatrice M Pryce Mrs Patricia K Stott

1953 Mrs Norma A Blamey Mrs Angela J Brooks Dr Alison B Littlefair Mrs Elizabeth Tunnicliffe 1954 Mrs Pauline M Curtis 1955 Mrs Gillian M Hewin Miss Gwendoline E Lancaster Mrs Rachel I Lewington Mrs Jane R Matthews Mrs Maralyn Westwood Mrs Gillian Williams 1956 Mrs Marguerite M Donkin Mrs Pamela J Gaddes (deceased) Mrs Alice A Severs Mrs Jennifer M Varley 1957 Mrs Bernice A Barton (deceased) Mrs Gillian E Figures Mrs Doreen E Hobbs Mrs Joan Hollinghurst Mrs Chistine M Lincoln Mrs Elisabeth A McOwan Mrs Doris Stephenson

Mr Donald R Stewart Mrs Josephine M Sutton Mrs Rosemary M Viner

1959 Mrs Dora Beeteson Mrs Ruth R Brass Mrs Pauline T Cavell Northam Mrs R J Hammond Mrs Ann F Hardie Mrs Ruth E Jerram Mrs Diana M Lucas Mrs Ann-Marie Mackay Mrs Barbara Sherlock Mrs Pamela Smart Mrs Sheila Spaul 1960 Mrs Rosemary L Allan Lady (Gillian) M Baker Mrs Patricia A Blythe Mrs Jean M Clarke

Mrs Susan Dickinson Mrs Jenifer A Freeman Mrs Jill Fuller Mrs Jean E Jeffery Mrs Valerie A Johnson Mrs Christine A Kershaw Mrs Jennifer S McKay Mrs Gilliane P O’Keeffe Mrs Christine A Parkyn Mrs Jacqueline M Rupp Mrs Sheila K Taylor Mrs Hillary J Young

1961 Mrs Kathleen Abbott Mrs Frances M Clare Dr Olivia Craig Mrs Anne C Hulse Mrs Joy M Kohn Mrs Pamela A Marshall (deceased) Mrs Susan McFarland Mrs Alison M Steer Mrs Jean Thorman Mrs Andrea Woodward 1962 Mrs Diana Dalton Mrs Marion W Foley Mrs Maureen R Frost Mrs Carole R Nolan Miss Esme J Partridge Mrs Gwendolyn J Williams 1963 Mrs Audrey C Knighton Mrs Christine W Macpherson Mrs Joan M Powell Mrs Catherine Ryder 1964 Ms Sylvia M Dibble Mrs Margaret Meredith Ms Christine Purkis Mrs Rosemary A Rees Mrs Susan Rescorla

Ms Marjorie Thorley Mrs Janet R Woodford

1965 Mrs Lorna Cordell-Smith Dr Patricia Cusack Mrs Wendy A Dunnett Mrs Rosemary J Howells Mrs Susan M Pinner Mrs Ruth Watkin Mrs Janet S Webb Mrs Dilys West 1966 Mrs Linda M Birtwhistle Mrs Jean D Carnall Mrs Susan B Carter Mrs Margaret E Crowe Lady (Marilyn) Fersht Mrs Margaret G Funnell Mrs Sally Gibbons Mrs Kathryn A Gilden Mrs Judith O Martin-Jenkins Mrs Margaret C Robbie Mrs Jill Russell Mrs Sheila E Stephens Mrs Cheryl A Trafford Mrs Diana M Wilkins Mrs Janet Wilkinson Mrs Elizabeth A Wilson 1967 Mrs Mary C Alpass Mrs Marjorie Caie Mrs Marion A Pogson Mrs Annette Smallbone 1968 Mrs Kathleen L Down Mrs Constance L Marriott Mrs Robyn A Mitchell Mrs Anne R Rogers Mrs Penelope M Spencer-Chapman 1969 Mrs Eileen P Coombes Mrs Lynn Lemar Mrs Gillian M Sallis

1970 Mrs Elizabeth Atkin Mrs Patrica A Bradley Miss Fiona S Cook Mrs Sheila A Crowther Mrs Miriam France Dr Diana M Gallop Mrs Avril H Growcott Mrs Denise M Mitchell Ms Bridget E Peachey Mrs Patricia M Saxton Dr Rosslyn J Sendorek Mrs Helen E Wood 1971 Mrs Sally E Mabon Mrs Marilyn S Reid 1972 Mrs Anne M Bambridge Ms Catherine M Beavis Mrs Carolyn M Kural Dr Victoria M McNeile Ms Hilary V Stokes Mrs Sarah Taylor Mrs Eunice M Williams 1973 Mrs Jean Addison-Fitch Ms Stephanie Beardsworth The Rev’d Claire M Heald Mrs Susan E Main Mrs Dilys E Murch Mrs Denise E Shakespeare Mrs Helen E Sheppard Mrs Mary Wyatt 1974 The Rev’d Canon Rosemary J Brooke Mrs Patricia Darke Mrs E J Rose Ms Helen R Sandle Baker Ms Anne Sparrowhawk 1975 Mrs Alyson E Baker Mrs Sarah Flynn



Mrs Caroline C Melrose Mrs Ruth A Saunders Mrs Maureen P Weston


1976 Ms Jill M Grimshaw Miss Amanda E James Mrs Sheila A Martin Mrs Elizabeth J McLean Mrs Alison Roberts Mrs Tessa M Vivian 1977 Ms Jane E Edwards Mrs Ann J Kirkby 1978 Mrs Sandra E Burmicz Mrs Sally J Collins Mrs Joan H Gibson Mrs Ann P Muston Mrs Penelope J Stokes Mrs Linda M Tavener Mrs Zena P Tinsley 1979 Ms Gillian Barford Miss Sheila M Berry Mrs Jane S Bishop Mrs Lesley A Daniel Mrs Helen M Draper Mrs Anna C Foster Mrs Elizabeth C Harding Mrs Ann E Jackman Ms Brenda C Meek Mrs Helen M Mitchell Mrs Louise M Mursell Mrs Clare L Myers Mrs Elizabeth L Thomas Mrs Angela M Wimbush 1980 Mrs Marianne J Billitt Mrs Ruth M Briant Mrs Clare M Danielian Mrs Mary G Powles 1981 Mrs Jill C Burton Mrs Clare F Harvey

Mrs Leonie M Hyde Mrs Fiona S Morgan Mr Mark Sendell Mrs Brenda J Thompson

1982 Mrs Della A Allen Ms Victoria S Brahm Mrs Jacqueline A Butler Mr Mark D Hanley Browne Mrs Catherine J Hicks Mrs Sarah E Holmes Mr Brian J Howarth Mrs Jacqueline M Tizzard Mrs Sally A Woods 1983 Mrs Gayatri Basu Miss Anna J Chapple Mrs Amanda J Edwards Mrs Sally M Lomax Mrs Sarah J Rawlins Ms Rhiannon D Williams 1984 Mrs Caroline L Brook (deceased) Ms Sarah E Gordon Ms Gek-Ling Lee Mrs Helen E O’Hara Mr Peter J Ventrella Mrs Carolyn F Whyte 1985 Mrs Alison Brinklow Mrs Susan C Hill Mrs Karen L Miranthis Mrs Frances R Surridge Mrs Alison M White Ms Sally M Woodcock

Mrs Julia A Harker Mrs Sally E Jaspars Mr Luke N Lowry Mrs Elizabeth M McCaul Mrs Susan J Stirrup Mrs Anna M Waters

1988 Mr Fabio M Galantini Mrs Deborah J Stone Mrs Paula M Tebay 1989 Mrs Alison E Allen Mrs Kim C Chaplin Mr Carl B Howarth Mrs Michaela R Khatib Mrs Angela P Lipson Mrs Kerry A Merriam 1990 Mrs Tamsin J Austoni Mrs Lavinia F Colley Mr Ian C Hodgson Mr Arjun Kumar Ms Phillipa C Rushby Mrs Rebecca Smith Mr Giles D Storch Miss Jennifer D Svrcek Mr James D Thomson 1991 Mr Dennis S Gilbey The Rev’d Wendy A Wale 1992 Mrs Naomi A Baynes 1993 Miss Julie A Hogg Mrs Alison L Kent Mrs Elizabeth R Sartain Miss Lisa C Tiplady

1986 Mr Colin Cook

1994 Mrs Lucy A Partridge Mrs Victoria L Urding

1987 Dr Kirsty N Byrne Mrs Karen E Coombs Ms Anne Hafford

1995 Ms Evroulla Agathangelou Mrs Carol W Carlsson Browne

Mr Gary Dadd Mrs Wendy E Oakley Mr James V O’Neill

1997 Mr Matthew Buck Ms Brigid Vousden 1998 Miss Alison E Buck 1999 Dr Edward S Adams Ms Erin L Bond Dr Neil J Hennessy Mrs Elizabeth C Jestica Mr Paul R Jones Mrs Lisa E Knight Mrs Laura M Penrose Miss Hayley Romain Mrs Joanna T Turner 2000 Mr Anthony J Delany Mrs Hannah M Hames Miss Katharine James Dr Thomas E Kitchen 2001 Mrs Lesley-Anne Crooks Dr Adam R Dennett Miss Lidia Fesshazion Mrs Amy V Fleming Dr Robert J Fulford Mr David J Lawrence Miss Catherine L Payne 2002 Ms Lisa J Aspinall Mrs Janet M Cottenden

2003 Mr Raymond C Cilia Mr Gregoire A Hodder Mrs Anne M Howell Mrs Laura F Latham Mr Che P Meakins Mr Daniel W Roberts 2004 Mrs Charlotte A Bacon Mr Jingdong Chen Mr Richard A Hopkins Miss Emily Ikelle Dr Augustine J Pereira 2005 Mr Andrew C Gard Miss Jocasta A Jones Mrs Rebekah H Perry Ms Elizabeth R Plumpton Mrs Holly E Ranger Mrs Barbara A Rumley Miss Elizabeth R Telford Mrs Emma L Turner Ms Di Wu 2006 Dr Theresa Y Adenaike Miss Amy Barnecutt Mr Tobias A Bown Miss Laura E Davenport Mrs Eliza M de Uphaugh Mr Thomas C Dix Miss Alison Dunphy Mr Alexander J Rolfe Mr Salih M Sheikh Mr Eric W Tung

2007 Mrs Chloe J Kee Miss Xiajuan Li Mr Benjamin N Mills Mr Joseph J Randall-Carrick Mrs Chikako Woodgate 2008 Mr James A Douglas Mr James Jones Mr James D Lugton Mr Matthew A McNally Miss Imogen C Ogilvie Mr Kenichi Udagawa 2009 Miss Shruti Chaudhri and Mr Iain Cameron Mr Jonathan D Edge Mr William C Quinn Mr Oliver J Rubens 2010 Mr Cameron C Evans 2014 Mr Tom Zille

Non-alumni donors Dr Roger Ali Mrs Frances Barrett Mr Mike (Frederick) Bibby (deceased) Mrs Ann L Cotton Mr David S and Mrs Mandy Fletcher Mr John G Gaddes Professor John M Gray Ms Deborah Griffin Mr Jan and Mrs Erika Hummel Mr David A Huntley Dr Anthony R Metcalfe Mr Matthew N H Moss Professor Maria Nikolajeva Mr John Nutter Mr Richard W Price Dr Peter H Raby Mrs Frances E Turner


1996 Ms Ruth K Eccles Mr Christopher P Owen Smith Mr Christopher A Shephard Mrs Emma J Smith Mrs Victoria M True Bhattacharyya Mrs Emma R Vyvyan

Miss Bernadette M Crossley Mr Sam Farmer Miss Katy M Johnson Mr Remi H Moynihan Miss Krista A Pullan Mr Timothy D Scott Mrs Katie Wright Ms Rhiannon L Wynne

The 1768 Society


Regular giving makes a great difference to Homerton because a commitment to make annual, quarterly or monthly instalments for an agreed number of years enables the College to plan for the future with a known and regular income. Named for the year of the College’s founding in Homerton, East London, the 1768 Society is formed of

donors who generously give ÂŁ17.68 per month or more to Homerton. Ms Victoria S Brahm Mrs Marjorie Caie Miss Shruti Chaudhri and Mr Iain Cameron Mrs Diana Dalton Mrs Clare M Danielian Mrs Sheila A Duncan Mr Jonathan D Edge Mrs Miriam France

Mr Mark D Hanley-Browne Dr Neil J Hennessy Mr Richard A Hopkins Mrs Anne M Howell Mrs Christine W Macpherson Mrs Jane R Matthews Dr Anthony R Metcalfe Mr Matthew N H Moss Mrs Elizabeth L Thomas Mrs Brenda J Thompson Mrs Dilys West Mrs Rhiannon D Williams

The College would also like to thank those donors who wish to remain anonymous, as well as those who have expressed an interest in leaving a legacy gift to Homerton in their will. We are also very grateful to those friends and supporters who give up their valuable time in support of the College n

AL UMNI News from the Branches Alumni News Retired Senior Members’ Association



Homerton has a long and proud tradition of independent alumni branches up and down the country, who have been meeting for over a hundred years. If you would like to get involved, do please contact the branch leaders – contact details are provided below. All of Homerton’s alumni branches are looking for new members and alumni are always welcome to attend their events. Full contact details are provided below.

The London Rollers Ten members of the Homerton Group in London – the Homerton Rollers – visited the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton for our summer event in June. This is a little gem of a museum showing British rooms, furniture, and gardens through the ages. Both Stephanie Rogers and Stephanie Beardsworth, who together run the London Group, had separately been very fond of this museum for years so it was good to share with

others, including a Homertonian over from New Zealand on holiday. The group also enjoyed an informal concert of summer songs by a local choir as well as exploring the gardens on a glorious summer’s day. Interesting but more sobering were visits to an alms-house (where it transpired that occupants were often impoverished retired governesses!) and an exhibition on the housing of London’s Victorian poor. In December, the group met for a lunchtime concert at St Martins-in-the-Fields at Trafalgar Square, a mini tour of the National Gallery and then afternoon tea.

Oxford The Oxford Branch have enjoyed an active year, with visits to a number of places of interest. In April 2015 they enjoyed a tour of Christ Church Cathedral by Sue Dixon (née Partridge)

Contact details Cambridge Anthea Wicks (1958–1960) roger.wicks@outlook.com

Newcastle upon Tyne and Durham Elise Wylie (1958–1960) elise.wylie@gmail.com

China Xianwen Meng (2011–2012) mengxianwenhf@gmail.com

Oxford Lucy Barnett (1961–1964) glebecottage@gmail.com

London (‘The London Rollers’) Stephanie Beardsworth (1973–1977) stephanie.beardsworth@btinternet.com

Southern California Angela Das (2000–2003) ad301@cantab.net

Stephanie Rogers (1970–1974) stephanie.rogers51@gmail.com

Wessex Coral Harrow (1949–1951) coralharrow@waitrose.com

Manchester 2015 marked the final official meeting of the Manchester Homertonians. Founded by Miss Morgan, Miss Lily Allen and Miss Alice Nichols as the ‘Northern Group’ of what was then the ‘Old Homertonian Association’ in 1904, the Manchester Branch has enjoyed a long history. A constant reminder of the Manchester Homertonians is provided by the bank of roses outside the Great Hall at Homerton was presented to the College by the Manchester Homertonians in 1994 to mark the centenary of Homerton’s move to Cambridge.

The centenary roses.

Newcastle and Durham The Newcastle and Durham alumni group recently had a very happy and convivial coffee morning meeting at Harry’s Bar in Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, and will be meeting again for lunch in Newcastle upon Tyne on 3rd February 2016. They would be delighted if other Homertonians would care to join them, and new members are always welcome.

Wessex In March, the Wessex Branch met for lunch at the Kings Arms Inn on the A30 near Shaftesbury, where, they note, the food is always excellent. Although a number of members had other commitments on that Saturday, 12 Homertonians sat down to a most enjoyable meal. Later in the year, the Branch met again for lunch at Bowlish House, an imposing Georgian house in the picturesque town of Shepton Mallet in Somerset. New members are always most welcome n


1965–1969, in which she pointed out the many connections to Alice in Wonderland in its 150th year. In Autumn, the Oxford Branch returned for a guided tour of Christ Church Picture Gallery in November, suitably fortified by lunch beforehand at Quod Brasserie on the High. All Homerton Alumni in the area are most welcome to attend the Oxford Branch’s events.

ALUMNI NEWS In each Annual Review we will be featuring a round-up of alumni news. Please do let us know if you would like any of your news to be included here. 52 ANNUAL REVIEW ALUMNI



Norah Thomas (Cert Ed 1948–1950) is enjoying retirement in Durban, South Africa, having moved from Britain in 1955, initially to what was then Southern Rhodesia. At first she taught at Wankie, where she met and married her husband, Barry, a member of the British South African Police, in 1957. She conducted a ladies’ choir and produced and directed a number of performances, including HMS Pinafore, Händel’s Messiah, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

Gerald Hendrie (Cert Ed 1962–1965) has recently had two books of his compositions published by Editions Billaudot, Paris: A Handful of Rags (five rags for piano solo) and Another Handful of Rags (ditto). A third volume, Five New Rags, is written but as yet not in press.

Shirley Haslam (Cert Ed 1952–1954) is enjoying retirement after teaching for 40 years, mostly running nurseries attached to primary schools. She also set up playgroups in Yorkshire and lectured at the local Technical College. During retirement she has served on the local Parochial Church Council, as Governor of a local school, has run the local tennis club, and is enjoying being a grandmother to six children. Audrey Huddart (Cert Ed 1954–1956) is now a grandmother to eight grandchildren, who have enjoyed successes which she attributes at least in part to her learning the importance of education at Homerton. Sheila Mackenzie (Cert Ed 1954–1956) is now a grandmother to seven grandchildren. She is semi-retired, teaching 20 piano pupils and taking the occasional assembly at the local village primary school. She enjoys playing tennis regularly and is involved with both young and old in the village community.

Olivia Dean (Cert Ed 1965–1968) has recently retired from a career in education. Initially teaching and holding management roles in secondary schools, she then moved into management in Further Education. Throughout her career she was closely involved in the development of assessment strategies for public examinations with the Cambridge Awarding Body. She maintains an active role in education, continuing to work in an advisory capacity with two national awarding bodies and is a governor of two institutions, including the University of Derby.

1970s Karen Hindley (BEd 1978–1982) has recently retired after thirty-three years of service to state education, to spend more time with her father, David, Head of Music at Homerton from 1963 to 1985 and her mother, Olga, Music Librarian at Homerton from 1970 to 1985. However, she is still assisting in NQT induction and mentoring at a local Cambridge school a few times a week, following in her parents’ footsteps in helping teachers to teach.


Clare Tanaka (PGCE 1988–1989) has recently built an environmentally friendly house along with her husband, Kris. Both are working as full-time teachers.

1990s Steven Chapman (PGCE 1993–1994) provided the scientific expertise behind the recently published 365 Science Activities, which has been shortlisted for the Royal Society’s 2015 ‘Young People’s Book Prize’. Marion Durnin (PGCE 1994–1995) has recently edited a scholarly edition of Sketches of Irish Character by Mrs S. C. Hall. This volume is No. 20 in the Chawton House Library Series, Women’s Novels and it was published in July 2014 by Pickering & Chatto, London. Work on this volume was made possible by the award of a Chawton House Fellowship from Southampton University during September and October 2013 and Chawton House Library, a truly glorious place in which to carry out research.

2000s Chris Woolf (PGCE 2000–2001) has been appointed Founding Headteacher of Pinner High School. Pinner High will open in September 2016 as a 6FE Secondary school in the London Borough of Harrow. Prior to this, Chris was Vice-Principal at The Bushey Academy, and, before this, Head of Senior School at Dulwich College, Beijing.

Natalie Baxter (PGCE 2002–2003) married Damien Homden (PGCE 2008–2009) in 2010. They both work as teachers at Cavalry Primary School in March, live in Wisbech, and have two young daughters. Thomas Savill (Biological Sciences with Education 2002–2005) married Ellen in April 2014, with the wedding reception held at Homerton. Alexa Toy (BA Education with History 2002–2005, PGCE 2005–2006) is working as a teacher in London, and has also recently set up Teachers As Tutors (www.teachersastutors.org). This business provides after-school tuition from qualified and experienced teachers, which helps students consolidate school work, revise for exams or prepare for entrance examinations. Jonathan Worton (BA Education with Biological Sciences 2002–2005) was recently shortlisted for the FMC dental awards in the category “Young Dentist of the Year” as one of the top 9 young dentists in the UK. William Brooks (PGCE 2003–2004) was recently promoted to Deputy Headteacher in a four-form entry primary school. Lucy Parsons (PGCE 2005–2006) has recently set up a blog and website, lifemoreextraordinary.com, which shares ‘how-tos’ and motivational material to empower 15–18 year olds achieve their academic dreams. She has also published an e-book, ‘The Ten Step Guide to Acing Every Exam You Ever Take’. The book is based on the system she developed while studying for her A-Levels, and was refined


Rachael Williams (née Maurice-Smith) (BEd 1984–1988) is Headteacher at Holly Meadows School, and lives in Norfolk with her husband, Glyn. A recent Ofsted report praised her ‘outstanding commitment’ to the school. When not teaching, she keeps busy with various house renovation projects and daily six-mile dog walks.

Laura-Jane Foley (BA History of Art 2001–2004) has written a play, An Evening with Lucian Freud, which recently ran in London’s West End for three weeks, in a production starring Cressida Bonas (more details on page 18).

during her time working as a Geography teacher in comprehensive schools. The book is available via her website.


Marianne Starkie (née Chilvers) (PGCE 2005–2006), since leaving Homerton, has coauthored a book (Anderson et al. (2011) AQA GCSE Design and Technology: Resistant Materials Technology, Hodder Education), and taught Design and Technology in the UK and in an international school in Dubai, setting up from the school’s opening in 2011. She also gained an MA in Educational Leadership and Management, before returning to the UK in 2015 to have some time off with her baby daughter. George Kam Wah Mak (PhD Asian and Middle Eastern Studies 2007–2011) is now an elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. In 2014, he won the Society’s BarwisHolliday Award for Far Eastern Studies for his research article entitled “To Add or not to Add? The British and Foreign Bible Society’s Defence of the ‘Without Note or Comment’ Principle in Late Qing China”. His award-winning article was published in the April 2015 issue of the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. James Lugton (PGCE 2008–2009) has recently joined the English Department at Wellington College, Berkshire, having previously taught at Glenalmond College, Perthshire, for four years.

2010s Rhiannon Williams (PGCE 2009–2010) took up a teaching position at Heath Mount School in Hertfordshire, teaching English, French and History, after completing her PGCE at Homerton. She was appointed Head of History and Head of Curriculum, before in 2015 becoming the Director of Studies at Heath Mount School.

Sam Lee-McCloud (PGCE 2000–2001) has recently completed an MEd in Autism (Children) at Birmingham University and will graduate in December 2015. Lauren Weller (BA Education with English 2008–2011) has recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Agriculture at the Royal Agricultural College and now works for a small charity called Farming and Countryside Education (FACE). She manages an initiative called Countryside Classroom, which brings together the work of many organisations and individuals who are committed to ensuring that children learn about and experience food, farming and the natural environment. Countryside Classroom is a free to access online portal that pulls together high-quality resources to use in the classroom, places to visit with a class and people to ask for expert advice and support from across the UK. The Countryside Classroom passport contains 18 challenges that will give children first-hand experience of growing their own produce, observing and caring for wildlife and tasting their own recipes, and is free to download from www. countrysideclassroom.org.uk/passport. Poppy Damon (BA History 2011–2014) has recently been appointed Communications Officer at Na’atik, a non-profit language school in an impoverished part of the Maya zone, Mexico. Na’atik provides access to immersive language learning for disadvantaged youth in the local community through scholarships and affordable classes. Over the Christmas of 2015, she ran a fundraising campaign to raise $1,500 to support students there. You can find out more at http://www.naatikmexico.com/ Ben Jones (BA Politics, Psychology and Sociology 2011–2014) this year became the first person to cycle the length of Cuba. His 36-day journey aimed to raise awareness of dyspraxia. More details on page 22.

Ronald Balzan (MEd 2012–2015) recently began a PhD in Experimental Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London.

Golden Girls at the Alumni Reunion Weekend.

Diamond Girls at the Alumni Reunion Weekend.

Jonathan Poward (PGCE 2014–2015) is currently working as a full-time Geography teacher, after returning from the Charter Choir’s tour of Monaco. He intends to return to Homerton to complete his Masters after his NQT year. Ashleigh Tutchener (PGCE 2014–2015) has recently begun working as a teacher at the University of Cambridge Primary School n


Henry Fieldman (MPhil Education and Psychology 2012–2013) coxed the Great Britain Men’s Coxed Pair to victory in the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France in 2015. Earlier in 2015, he coxed the Great Britain Men’s Eight to gold at the second World Cup event in Varese, Italy. At the final World Cup event in Lucerne he coxed the Men’s Coxed Pair and won gold again.

RETIRED SENIOR MEMBERS’ ASSOCIATION Professor John Murrell, MBE and Dr Peter Warner, Chairs of the RSMA in 2015



Plus ça change…

n this first edition of the Annual Review, it is appropriate to give some of its readers an explanation of the origins and aims of the RSMA, more commonly referred to as the “RSMs”. In 1984, when the College had only recently received the status of an Approved Society within the University, Dr David Male, the Head of the Drama Department at Homerton, was due to retire at the end of the year. He raised with the then Principal, Miss Alison Shrubsole, the possibility of those retiring from Homerton’s academic staff keeping formal links with the College. The suggestion was that such retirees might be enabled to maintain contact with the College; have clear rights to use certain College facilities; remain on the University Residents List; and continue membership of the University Library and the University Graduate Centre. As a result, in March 1984, the Academic Board of the College, with the approval of the Staff Meeting, formally established the Homerton College Retired Senior Members Association. Inevitably, the RSMA has seen many changes, and in its current form it is unique in the context of the Emeritus Societies of other Cambridge colleges in having membership representing a wider aspect of College life than just the academic. Election is now, with the approval of the Principal, not just open to members of academic staff retiring from Homerton and living locally, but to senior administrative staff and other individuals recommended by the committee as having served the College with distinction.

As a result, from those early beginnings, the Association, with its twelve founding members, has grown in numbers to more than eighty, scattered as far as Australasia. We have a written constitution, with the main aim of promoting continued social and intellectual contact with the College, and an Executive Committee responsible for the organisation of activities appropriate to achieve this aim. We have an annual Newsletter, a Website, a Book Club, and ‘Emeritus’, a group who meet fortnightly to enjoy the wonderfully therapeutic experience of singing together. This past year’s programme of events has also included visits to other College Libraries and regular seminars followed by luncheon in Hall. An important core element of the Association is its Almonry team, who are proactive in their concern for the wellbeing of members. One important purpose of the RSMA is that the best of the past should be passed to the future. In this context an annual ‘Teacher Education Charter Bursary’ was established by the Association in 2010. This is awarded to a graduate of Homerton who has been accepted by the University of Cambridge PGCE programme and who can identify an educational experience, to be undertaken before the commencement of the PGCE programme, which will help to develop their classroom teaching competence. This year the award went to Miss Ellen Hurley, BA. The saddest element in any Annual Report is the list of colleagues who have died during the year. This year has seen the loss of Michael Bibby, Helen Bunton, Elizabeth Cook, Barry Jones and Peter Huckstep. Fuller tributes to their contribution to Homerton and the world of education will be found elsewhere in this Review.

And finally…


Over the years, and particularly during the development of Homerton to Royal Charter status, the College has benefitted from the reputation for excellence, both within the demanding standards of the University of Cambridge and nationally, which was built by these past members of the Homerton community. New publications by RSMs are still regularly displayed in the College Research Cabinet. Apart from their continued loyalty and support for the College (in the case of some individuals, spanning nearly half a century), RSMA members have also contributed many financial donations and other valuable gifts to the College.

Florence Nightingale said: “All one needs to do in order to move backwards, is to stand still”. Over the decades the RSMA has faced many needs to change. Current membership is still largely based on the role of Homerton as a College of Education. Now we move forward to embrace the New Homerton, its Emeriti, and its senior retirees as and when they choose to step down. Maintaining Homerton’s egalitarian traditions, retiring Fellows and Senior staff will be just as welcome in the Combination Room as they were as serving members n



MEMBE RSHI P Principal and Fellows Student Achievement Blues Awards Graduates New Members





Professor Geoffrey Ward MA PhD FRSA

Fellows 2001 Mr Stephen Watts Admissions Tutor (Arts and Social Sciences) 2002

Dr Penelope Barton Senior Tutor Dr David Clifford Dr John Hopkins Dr Molly Warrington Mr David Whitley

2005 Mr Philip Stephenson Dr Elaine Wilson 2006 Dr Richard Hickman Dean Dr Louise Joy 2007 Ms Christine Doddington Dr William Foster Dr Simon Wadsley Secretary of Council and Governing Body, Vice-Principal 2008

Dr Theophilus Hacking Dr Rosalind McLellan Dr Olivier Tonneau Dr Peggy Watson Dr Stelios Zyglidopoulos

2009 Professor Maria Nikolajeva 2010 Dr André Neves Graduate Tutor, Natural Sciences 2011 Dr Thomas Graumann Professor Simon Gregory

Dr Katherine Boyle Dr Juliana Cavalcanti Dr Veronika Fikfak Ms Deborah Griffin OBE Bursar Dr Myrto Hatzimichali Dr Michelle Oyen Dr Daniel Trocmé-Latter Director of Music

2013 2014 2015

Dr Pauline Goyal-Rutsaert Dr Georgina Horrell Ms Yan Yan Shery Huang Dr Julia Kenyon Dr Timoleon Kipouros Dr Christopher Brooke Dr Joel Chalfen Dr Carmine Conte Professor Douglas Easton Professor Timothy Eisen Dr Paul Elliott Admissions Tutor (Sciences) Dr Zoe Jaques Dr Francesca Moore Mr Matthew Moss MVO Director of External Relations and Development Dr Chibeza Agley Dr Anthony Ashton Dr James Blevins Ms Sheila Gupta Dr Hayley Hooper Dr Anthony Johnson Dr Melanie Keene Graduate Tutor Dr Jochem Kroezen Dr Mark Manford Mrs Liz Osman Mr Paul Warwick Dr Rachel Williams

Honorary Fellows 2007 2009 2010 2011 2013 2014

Mrs Ann Cotton OBE Founder and President of CAMFED Sir Peter Maxwell Davies CH CBE Master of The Queen’s Music, 2004–2014 Dame Carol Ann Duffy DBE Poet Laureate The Rev’d Dr Ralph Waller Principal of Harris Manchester College, Oxford Dr Katharine Pretty CBE Principal of Homerton College, 1991–2013 Sir Andrew Motion Poet Laureate 1999–2009



Emeritus Fellows 2009 Dr Peter Raby Former Vice-Principal


2010 Mr John Beck Dr Ian Morrison Professor John Murrell MBE


2011 Professsor David Bridges Mr Stephen Tomkins 2012 Commodore Gale Bryan Former Bursar 2013 Mr Dhiru Karia Former Finance Officer Dr Peter Warner Keeper of the Roll and Former Senior Tutor 2014 Ms Patricia Maude Professor Morag Styles Mrs Elizabeth Anne Thwaites 2015 Dr Peter Cunningham Professor John Gray Mr Michael Younger

Bye-Fellows 2013

Dr Neville Dean Dr Linda King Dr Louis Kovalevsky Dr Richard Williams


Dr Fabienne Bonnet Dr Zhonghao Teng Mrs Jane Warwick Dr Mary Anne Wolpert


Dr Stephen Burgess Dr Pamela Burnard Dr Bob Dillon Dr Elizabeth Duignan Dr Meredith Hale Dr Joanna Haywood Dr Richard Jennings Dr Sohini Kar-Narayan Dr Catherine MacKenzie Dr Susanna Rostas

Junior Research Fellows

Research Associates Dr Srivas Chennu Dr Gemma Clarke Dr Frank Cornelissen Dr Paulo di Giuseppantonio di Franco Dr David Friesem Dr Chiara Giuliano Dr Elsa Lee Dr Yingjie Peng Dr James Wason Dr Bangwen Xie Dr Robin Bunce Dr Georg Schneditz Dr Tyler Kelly Dr Claudio Battilocchio Dr Felicity Davis Dr Ya-hin Huang

Clinical Research Associates Dr Nurulamin Noor Dr Sophie Richter


Dr Clementine Beauvais Dr Judith Fonville Dr Matthew Tointon Dr Astrid Van Oyen Dr Nagendra Karthik Depuru-Mohan Dr Siddhartha Kar Dr Deborah Kronenberg-Versteeg

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Each year, Homerton makes a number of awards to students in recognition of academic merit and outstanding achievement. The following were awarded in 2015 and the College warmly congratulates the recipients. 64 ANNUAL REVIEW MEMBERSHIP

The Accompanist Scholarship was awarded to Nicholas Walker The Barton Prize, awarded to a graduate student who has made a most outstanding contribution to College life Christopher Ashcroft The Jonathan Beswick Memorial Prize for Mathematics, awarded for the best Mathematics essay Robert Allen The Charter Bursary, awarded on academic merit to a student embarking on a new course of graduate study Cheng-Ting Chang Mecu Ginting Joseph McLoughlin Babatunde Ojewunmi Choral Scholarships were awarded to the following Kerri-Anne Burger Zoe Carpenter Octavia Henderson-Cleland Carolina Monck Serena Perez-Storey Hannah Robinson Isabel Walker

College Book Prizes The College Book Prize, awarded to students who received a University Prize for a dissertation or project Michael Angland Simon Conrad Maciej Godek Amir Montazeri The Aditya Dalmia Prize, awarded to the best performing Land Economist Mue I The Everton Prize, awarded to the best student in Part II Mathematics Oliver Sibley The College Subject Prize for students judged by the Director of Studies to have reached First Class standard in the Preliminary Exam to Part I of English, History or Education Julia Craggs Nicholas Stromberg The Foundation Scholarship, awarded to students who achieve a First in all papers Maciej Godek Amir Montazeri

Joned Sarwar Ruth Taylor The Homerton Retired Senior Members’ Charter Bursary Award, for a student considered to have best identified an Education experience before commencing the PGCE Ellen Hurley The Horobin Award, for women graduate students rowing for the University Caroline Habjan The Horobin Prize for best overall results in the Education Tripos Emma Riggs The Helen Morris Scholarship, for the most distinguished results in English in Part I of the Education Tripos Arthur Hannah The George Peabody Scholarship, for achieving a First in Part I of the Education Tripos Arthur Hannah

The Pointon Prize, for the student reading Music or Education and Music who has made the most distinctive and valuable contribution to the College’s musical life Coleman Chan

The Jean Rudduck Charter Scholar, awarded on academic merit to a student embarking on a new course of graduate study James Carroll The Santander Second Year Prize, awarded to the highest performing students in Tripos in five subject areas Kevin Burri Arthur Hannah Jonathan Ying Ho Leung James King Emily Prudence Francis Smallwood The Santander Master’s Prizes, awarded in recognition of outstanding research achievement Alexander Milne Vaughan Connolly Kathrin Stark Christopher Howarth Udit Bhatia Rosanna Fennessy

The Santander PhD Prize, awarded to a STEM student and an Arts/Humanities student in recognition of outstanding research achievement Luca Magri Richard Brock The Shuard/Simms Prize for achieving a First in the Education Tripos Louise Banable Emma Riggs The Simms Benefaction and Scholarship for the Study of History, awarded to the student judged by the History Director of Studies to have benefitted most from the study of History Chloe Beckett The Morag Styles Award, awarded to the best Part II dissertation in Children’s Literature in the Education Tripos Isolde Penwarden Emma Riggs

The David Thompson Scholarship, in recognition of achieving First Class Honours Fern Addy Michael Angland Leonardo Buizza Kevin Burri Luisa Callander Matthew Chadwick Wei Quan Kenneth Chee Alexandra Chidgey Simon Conrad Rosemary Cross Miranda Cupit Zoe D’Avignon Benjamin Ellis Tobias Feick Richard Fitton Callum Fleming Isabel Goodman Cameron Grove Victoria Hodgson Rupert Horlick Olivia Hurley George Iles Richard Jones James King Tim King Jonathan Ying Ho Leung Qinglin Li Edgaras Liberis Kilian Lohmann Christopher Lynch Jason McCammon Dylan McDermott Jack MacDonald Melissa Macdonald Samuel Martin Sakari Mesimaki Nick Niem Imogen Page-Jarrett Bryony Perks


The Kate Pretty Bursary awarded as part of the CHESS MPhil Awards Scheme Gabriella Byfield Edward Everett

Annie Leigh Bao Sheng Loe Andrea Smith Bohdan Tokarskyi Yiding Lu Jack Palmer Deborah Cheesbrough Robert Girgis Stephanie Hobbs Ali Meghji Siddharth Pandey Lucy Stone


Laurence Tidy Richard Turley Alys Williams Long Hei Wong Daniel Yanev


Lauren Pick Emily Prudence Qasim Razvi Rebecca Rowson Isobel Sands Helen Scott Dominykas Sedleckas Oliver Sibley Janis Siebrecht Augustinas Silale Peter Skalski Francis Smallwood Aleksandar Sklyarov David Stansby Angharad Stell Kate Stevenson Jack Struthers

The Peter Warner Prize, awarded to the student who has made the most academic progress over three or four years Samuel Skipper The Westall Prize, for the most outstanding contribution to College life Poppy Ellis Logan

The following students were this year awarded the Pilkington Travel Award, which facilitated their travel to the countries indicated. Frances Ballaster Harriss Brazil Annie Caffyn Kenya Liam Cawthorne Nepal Amanda Folwell Colombia Jeevan Jayaprakash Tanzania Georgia Stewart Thailand

BLUES AWARDS ‘Blues’ are awarded by the Blues Committees in recognition of sporting excellence in representing the University of Cambridge. During the 2014–15 Academical Year, Blues were awarded to the following Homertonians:

Full Blues Laurence Bruggemann Luke Frett Kelvin Gomez Sophie Hussey Faye Kidd Alexander Milne Alexander Milne William Morris Simon Rodier Laura Spence

Half Blues Squash Ultimate Frisbee Athletics Netball Hockey Cross Country Athletics Athletics Ice Hockey Netball

Sjors Altemühl Max Burrows Daniel Crenol Emily Elliott Anton Evans Ellie Hiskett Matt Shaw Nicky Watmore Rebecca Wilson

Lawn Tennis Rugby League Korfball Netball Rugby League Hockey Real Tennis Rugby League Hockey

GRADUATES The College congratulates the following students on completing their studies at Homerton and on being awarded their qualifications. 67

Ayodeji Ajijedidun Economics Michael Angland Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Mikael Astrand English James Atkins Economics Michael Bailey Politics, Psychology & Sociology Louise Banable Education with English Isabelle Barber English Alexandra Barker Education with English Chloe Beckett History Johann Beleites Computer Science Carlotta Belluzzi Classics Thomas Blaksley Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Kennedy Bloomer Education with English & Drama Matthew Boyd Natural Sciences Zara Boyd Natural Sciences Rebecca Bradley Law Zhiqi Bu Mathematics Maximillian Burrows Natural Sciences James Bush Natural Sciences Jocelyn Butson Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Charlotte Buzzard English Eleonora Castelli Economics Alexandra Chidgey Law Tania Clarke Education with English & Drama Simon Conrad Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Millie Cooper Politics, Psychology & Sociology Rosemary Cross English Radley Cunliffe Economics Zoe D’Avignon Politics, Psychology & Sociology Leah Dudley Law Poppy Ellis Logan Education with Music Saul Farrell History Georgia Feldmanis Classics Julian Fernandes Engineering Thomas Finney Archaeology and Anthropology Lee Ford History of Art Kit Fowler Theology & Religious Studies Rhianna Frost English Sarah-Isabel Geisler Management Studies Francesca Gil Geography Maureen Gisseleire Natural Sciences Maciej Godek Linguistics David Godwin English Pawel Golabek Mathematics James Goulbourne Economics Dimitrios Goumenos Mathematics Sarah Gregory Modern & Medieval Languages Susannah Guinee Natural Sciences Anna Hands Natural Sciences Yu Hao Education with Physical Sciences Matthew Harris Natural Sciences

Megan Henson Education with English & Drama Jack Hirst Natural Sciences Eleanor Hiskett English Lily Hollins Politics, Psychology & Sociology Emma Hollows Archaeology and Anthropology Jack Hooper Natural Sciences Caroline Hopper English Tim Hubener Economics Beth Huckstep Natural Sciences Ellen Hurley History Olivia Hurley History Mue I Land Economy Jeevan Jayaprakash Economics Russell Jones History Jia Khor Law Robert Knaggs History Jun Ku Mathematics Emily Layton Education with English & Drama Silas Lee Education with English & Drama Tsun Lee Law Hiu Li Economics Guy Linch Economics Tianfang Liu Mathematics Harry Løvstrøm Modern & Medieval Languages Christopher Lynch Philosophy Melissa Macdonald Politics, Psychology & Sociology Benjamin Mack Natural Sciences Oscar MacLean Natural Sciences Anita Magee Education with English & Drama


Bachelor of Arts


Constantin Manea Computer Science Samuel Martin Politics, Psychology & Sociology Maura McKeon Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic Connor Merrifield Law Sakari Mesimaki Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Sam Moody History Constance Moss History Callum Munday Law Rok Nezic Natural Sciences Dung Nguyen Economics Daniel Offenbartl-Stiegert Natural Sciences Annabel Parkinson Education with Modern Languages Brijesh Patel Natural Sciences Krishan Patel Natural Sciences Isolde Penwarden Education with English & Drama Alexander Peter Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Rebecca Phillips Education with English & Drama Helen Pierpoint Modern & Medieval Languages Danielle Poole English Eliza Prettyman Classics Gabriel Quiros Rubio Politics, Psychology & Sociology Alexander Rice Archaeology and Anthropology Emma Riggs Education with English & Drama Rebecca Rowson Philosophy Helen Scott Politics, Psychology & Sociology Molly Seymour Archaeology and Anthropology Aarya Shah Land Economy

Caitlin Shaw Modern & Medieval Languages Gurjinder Shergill Engineering Olivia Sinclair Archaeology and Anthropology Samuel Skipper Natural Sciences Fiona Smith Theology & Religious Studies Laura Spence Classics Caroline Steel Natural Sciences Lucy Taylor Education with Music Ruth Taylor History Joscha Thiele Education with English Laurence Tidy Modern & Medieval Languages Syed Uddin Land Economy Felix Vaura Mathematics Lorenzo Vitullo Mathematics Alexandru Vlad Politics, Psychology & Sociology Patricia Vlad Education with Modern Languages Hefu Wang Economics Eleanor Warner Music Li Ting Celeste Wee Natural Sciences Katharine Williams English Louise Williams Archaeology and Anthropology Ethan Yeung Education with English Henry Young English

Bachelor of Arts with Master of Engineering Matthew Chadwick Chemical Engineering Andrew Cheung Chemical Engineering Edward Cozens Engineering

Christopher Goodfellow Engineering Alastair Hellyer Chemical Engineering Cuong Kasperzyk Engineering Benjamin Lauwers Engineering Amir Montazeri Engineering Nicholas Niem Engineering Dhruvkumar Patel Chemical Engineering Joned Sarwar Engineering Dominykas Sedleckas Chemical Engineering Jack Struthers Engineering George Sykes Chemical Engineering Miles Walker Engineering Alexander Wright Engineering Yuewei Yang Engineering Jiawei Zhu Engineering

Bachelor of Arts with Master of Science James Blake Natural Sciences Yuanjie Chen Mathematics Richard Fitton Natural Sciences Glenn Hicklin Natural Sciences Laurence Pritchard Natural Sciences James Scott Natural Sciences Augustinas Silale Natural Sciences Aleksandar Sklyarov Natural Sciences David Stansby Natural Sciences Arturas Zukovskij Natural Sciences

Bachelor of Arts with Master of Mathematics Timothy King Mathematics

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Grace Franckel Luke Frett Alice Gamper Roseanna Gawthrop Tess Gazeley John Gilbert Clarice Gill Chloe Gillett Rebecca Glanville Michael Glover Lucy Goddard Aitor Gomez Lowes Alexandra Graham Stephanie Graham Aimee Gray Rebecca Gray Victoria Green Benjamin Greenwood Margaret Guillaume Peter Haffenden Luke Haisell Simon Hall Emily Hammond Rhian Hanson Beth Harris Rosalyne Harris Rebecca Hayward Ashley Hewitt Caroline Hill Natasha Hill April Hills Claudia Hindle Anna Hollands Victoria Hollison Samantha Holroyd Emily Horth Amelia Houlder Luke Howden Luke Hughes Richard Hume Sarah Hunns Sophie Hussey Sophie Ivett


Sarah Aguilar-Millan Amelia Allen Ben Allen Amy Allton Chloe Amsellem Katherine Anders Matthew Andrews Peter Archdale Natalie Armitage Ben Aspin Lucy Bailey James Baker Lee Baker Sonika Bakkar Sheibani Sean Ballester Kate Barradell Roxanne Barton Charlotte Baxter John Baxter Laura Beatty Holly Beckwith Julia Bedser Elizabeth Beecroft Joanne Bennett Henry Bertram William Bidwell Katherine Bills Daniella Blackford Caroline Blakemore Nicola Boak Ella Bordoli Robert Brewster Helen Briggs Jemma Brightwell Laura Brookes Emily Brown Sarah Brown Catriona Brownlow Laurence Bruggemann Jack Bullen Rachel Burt

James Buxton Serena Caddell Jennie Camps Jenna Catlin Sian Choo Parvati Churchman Sarah Clare Emily Clark Leah Clayton Jennifer Clift Sarah Cloughley Roslyn Conway Elspeth Coogan Oliver Cooper Rachael Coppin Benjamin Couchman Natasha Cranston Tamsin Crouch Ben Cuddon Christopher Cuthbert Maya Dalby Grace Darlow Jason Dicker Anna Dickson Olivia Doherty Emma Doughty Annabel Ducat Rachel Duckhouse Brigid Eades Suzanne Earl Georgina Edwards Samantha Elliott James Etheridge Laura Evans Rachel Evans Louise Filby Naomi Finn Vittorio Fiorin Robert Flack Amanda Folwell Seth Ford Sarah Foster Jack France


Robert Jago Frederic Jayatilaka Carl Jeffs Thomas Jenkins Kathryn Jones Mathew Jones Claire Jordan Vinay Kathotia Samantha Kellow ZoĂŤ Kendrick Elisabeth Kennedy Raffina Khalil Sarah King Mark Knights Mark Langton Mary-Alice Larkin Thomas Laws Amy Lemos Mark Lewis Rhys Lewis Janina Lindon Lauren Lindop Bethany List Charlotte MacCormick Jennifer Marshall Alice Mathews Lucy Matthews Martha May Francis McCrossan Orla McGill Aine McGreevy Catherine McGuinness Jake Meegan Henry Metcalf Charlotte Missen Amy Moll Chloe Montrose Amanda Moore Laura Moores Anna Mulholland Holly Murphy Florence Nairac

Roseanna Nay Isabelle Newman Sara Nieto Encinar Marcus Nisbet Rebecca Nixon Amy Norgrove Jonathon Norrey Emma Obertelli Edward O’Brien Helena Osborne Lydia Page Hannah Palfreman Anna Pearson Carla Pereira Jones Da Silva Megan Pinches Thomas Pinder Jonathan Poward Bethan Pritchard Isabelle Proffitt Susannah Pyke David Quinlan Thomas Radford Emma Raven Cerys Rees Adam Robertson Hannah Robinson Suzanne Rochester Natasha Rolt Sally Rowe Jessica Russell Amy Ryder Claire Rye Bethan Sadler Hannah Shairp Sanjay Sharma Hannah Sherratt Victoria Slota Adam Smith Alexandra Smith Harriet Smith Stefan Smith Viktoria Sokolova

Emily Sollis Anna Spanring Gabrielle Spears Emma-Jane Speechley James Spiller Natalie Steele Rebekah Steele Matthew Stevens Christopher Stewart Marieke Stewart Kate Stockings Florence Stratton Sarah Stringer Philip Stythe Margaret Summers Timothy Summers Hannah Sussams Zahra Syed Alexander Taylor Robert Thomas Holly Turner Karl Turner Ashleigh Tutchener Melissa Varney Rupesh Vekaria James Vink Laura Wakeley Charlotte Wakelin Louise Walker Sarah Walsh Matthew Waring Rosamund West Laura Wheeler Anton Whittingham Anna Whybrow Hermione Williams Nicole Williams Lisa Williamson Laura Wilson Amy Wilson-Redding Susan Yates

Master of Education

Qasim Sayed Matthew Schofield Anne Scott Kirsty Seaton Hannah Smith Sydney Smith Hege Soholt Jose Sousa De Oliveira Victoria Sutcliffe Anna Swann Theepan Tharmarajah Rachael Thomas Abigail Thurgood-Buss Kate Turner Maria Veselova-Smith Annabel Warren Laura Webb Katie Webster Emily West Claire White Lindsey Wightman Nancy Williams Rebecca Willis Alexandra Wrigglesworth Shakira Yassine

Master of Laws Alexander Schubert Ifigeneia Xanthopoulou

Master of Studies Sam Baker Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management David Bamford Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management Natalie Beal Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management Mark Boother Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management


Charlotte Acheson Jennifer Aggleton Jennifer Amy Jessica Anscomb Ronald Balzan Paula Barclay Kirsty Barnett Rachel Beggs Caitlin Bennett Ashleigh Bentham Victoria Bower Suzanne Bowles-Smith Emily Brown Samantha Buxton Aileen Cameron Kate Cameron Phillip Copeland Jennifer Corcoran Junita Davies Kerry Davies Kim Deakin Clare Deans Jessica Dewes Chloe Dorrington Natasha Dutta Uniyal Lucy Edge Carl Edwards Adele Fawthrop Annelaure Fisher Jennie Francis Lucy Fryer Ayesha Gamiet Ranya Gashut Anita Gatt Suzannah Gilford Fiona Gosden Andrew Gould Alice Greer Timothy Hallas Ashlie Harman Emma Harpley Louisa Hay Joanna Haywood

Rebecca Helps Angela Hicks Jennifer Hodson Helen Hurworth Harrison James Kate James Sarah James Lucie Jones Lucy Joseph Sylvester Juwe Natalia Kieniewicz Philipp Klaus Teresa Lamb James Langan Svend Larsen Emma Low Susan Lowrey Katrina MacDougall Julia Mackintosh Amanda Marty Julia Mason Carolyn Massey Sugandha Mathur Charlotte McCulloch Rosanna Muir Amy Mulvenna Charlotte Murray Sinead Naidoo Ian Noakes Faeeim Nori Shona Norman Lyndsey O’Connell Dominik Palek Bethan Parry Aman Pasricha Balsara Claudia Pichon Katherine Pink Clare Popham Carole Rawley Anna Remington Jules Reston Helen Riley Miriam Ryan Lucia Saggese


Natasha Cooke Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management Martin Davies Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management Louisa Dordoy Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management Linda Dorward Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management Denise Downie Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management Bronwen Elphick Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management Hayley Folland Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management Adam Kerr Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management Neil Martin Advanced Subject Teaching Lucy Matthews Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management Trudy McCaffery Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management Hugh McCann Advanced Subject Teaching Jennifer McLaughlin Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management Sara Pennington Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management Lorraine Roughan Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management Matthew Ryan-East Advanced Subject Teaching

Stewart Smith Advanced Subject Teaching Matthew Tilt Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management Peter Vardon Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management Patsy Wollaston Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management Kerry Wood Advanced Subject Teaching Trevor Worsfold Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management

Master of Advanced Studies Sjors Altemühl Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics Amy Harris Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics Alexander Milne Astrophysics

Master of Business Administration Andrea Corti Han Guo Samuel Harrison Chee Ian Kok Hachimi Maiga Swetha Pathikonda

Master of Corporate Law Tomilola Sola-Idowu

Doctor of Medicine Mohammed Shariff

Master of Philosophy Alex Bennie Classics Naim Bro Modern Society and Global Transformations Vaughan Connolly Education Elizabeth Feigin Education Christopher Howarth Classics George Jenkins Classics Alan Kaydul Technology Policy Johannes Laubmeier Social Anthropology Simon Rodier Medical Sciences Vivek Saraswat Micro and Nanotechnology Hardeek Shah Education Christopher Skilbeck Medical Sciences Andrea Smith Public Health Kathrin Stark Advanced Computer Science Ken Hian Titus Teo Education Diqiu Wang Management Studies

Master of Science Qi Hui Sam Pathology

Doctor of Philosophy Nayla Aramouni “What’s the story?” A case study of young adults’ attitudes towards reading in Lebanon Josefine Baark In the company of strangers: Danish-Asiatic trading networks and material culture 1620–1780

precipitants in people with epilepsy and intellectual disability Amjid Iqbal Synthesis and evaluation of thiamin diphosphate analogues Dilrabo Jonbekova Skills mismatches among university graduates in post-soviet Tajikistan: challenges for higher education and the labour market Chrysovalentini Konstantinou Introducing technology in Cypriot primary music education: Examining change in teacher thinking and practice Kristina Kozusko Molecular mechanisms of Perilipin-1 action: characterisation of a novel PLIN1 mutation identified in patients with familial partial lipodystrophy John May Cheminformatics for genome-scale metabolic reconstructions Dirk Mersch Wiring of photosystem II to hydrogenase for photoelectrochemical water splitting Kyriaki Michailidou Statistical analyses of genome-wide association studies in breast cancer Dinesh Mirpuri Vatvani Predicting the morphology of crystals of organic molecules: assessment and development of chemical informatics and computational methods Tu Anh Pham Nguyen The role of intestinal interleukin (IL)-22/ IL-22RA1 signalling in hostmicrobiota meostasis

Johanna Riha Feasibility studies to inform a salt substitute intervention to lower blood pressure in rural Ugandan communities David Rose Nature in a changing climate: Knowledge and policy for conservation, England 1990–2011 Sarah Smith The function and genetics of the host IFITM locus Patrick Stevens Unsteady low Reynolds number aerodynamic forces Peerapat Thongnuek The role of tendon matrix proteins in muscle adhesion Yi-Shan Tsai Young British readers’ engagement with Manga Jiong Tu Health care transformation in contemporary China: moral experience in a socialist neoliberal polity Andrew Walkinshaw New catalytic methods for chemical synthesis: Copper-catalysed electrophilic cyclisations of alkynes using hypervalent iodine reagents Ashley Wilson Adopting the orphan’s God: Christianity and spirituality in nineteenth-and twentieth-century girls’ books Yang Zhang Development of aptamers against Toxoplasma gondii rhoptry protein 18 through site-specific SELEX


Lena Bahou Student (dis)engagement in post-war Lebanon: Barriers and pathways in school learning Leonardo Carcagni Interfacing a trapped ion with neutral atoms and an optical cavity Paul Collings Associations between objectively-measured habitual physical activity, sedentary time, sleep duration and adiposity in UK children and adolescents Ivana Cosic Introduction of standardised assessment in Croatia: the matura and its effects on teachers and schools Tara Coverdale Critical leadership versatility: From insight to practice Anne Devlin Nurses’ constructions of learning in work: Exploring the process and potential of work-based learning within an NHS ‘Community of Practice’ Kayla Friedman Examining English planning as a barrier to the thermal improvement of conservation properties Gavin Garland Investigating the contribution of NPM-ALK to epigenetic regulation in anaplastic large cell lymphoma Julia Gottschalk The role of the Southern Ocean in millennial-scale atmospheric CO2 changes John Gregson Further investigation of associations of Lp-PLA2 with coronary heart disease Josephine Illingworth Seizure

NEW MEMBERS The College welcomes the following students, who have joined Homerton in 2015.




James Acomb Geographical Tripos Kiera Adams Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Tripos Simanta Adhikari Engineering Tripos Daniel-Adrian Aleca Computer Science Tripos Elhan Ali Education Tripos with History Saskia Allan Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos Armin Amirsolimani Human, Social and Political Sciences Tripos Goncalo Araujo Regado Natural Sciences Tripos Harry Ashton Natural Sciences Tripos Tudor Mihai Avram Computer Science Tripos Alexander Bailey Engineering Tripos Rachael Beasley Natural Sciences Tripos Joe Beaven Natural Sciences Tripos Rachel Bellamy Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Tripos Alexa Belsham Engineering Tripos Alice Catherine Thirza Bennett Human, Social and Political Sciences Tripos Thomas Edmund Bennett Natural Sciences Tripos

Filippo Bertocchi Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Zareen Bhatti Education Tripos with Physical Sciences Lucy Binsted Natural Sciences Tripos Bali Birch-Lee Education Tripos with English and Drama Cameron Daniel Booker Mathematical Tripos Eleanor Lind Booton Classical Tripos (Four Year) Olivia Joan Buckland Education Tripos with English and Drama Xanthe Phoebe Lily Burdett Education Tripos with English and Drama Chagall Caprez Economics Tripos Thomas Henry Carlile Human, Social and Political Sciences Tripos Zoe Laura Carpenter Historical Tripos Andrew Martin Catherall Natural Sciences Tripos Akarachai Chaimaneekarakate Law Tripos Oscar Guoyin Chen Mathematical Tripos Yihong Chen Natural Sciences Tripos Isabel Huey Sien Chew Natural Sciences Tripos William Raphael Albert Collinge Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Carla Boix Constant Natural Sciences Tripos Rosemary Louise Cope Education Tripos with Modern Languages Rikesh Dahya Natural Sciences Tripos Rebecca Dayan Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos Jordan de la Prida Human, Social and Political Sciences Tripos Shuyuan Deng Mathematical Tripos Peter Dennison Engineering Tripos Chandan Dhiman Human, Social and Political Sciences Tripos Alavya Dhungana Natural Sciences Tripos Melissa Cielito Diaz Historical Tripos Sally Dickens Historical Tripos Keira Dignan Human, Social and Political Sciences Tripos Gefei Ding Mathematical Tripos Ross Alexander Duncan Historical Tripos Joseph Duncan-Duggal Natural Sciences Tripos Chukwunedum Echeta Chemical Engineering via Engineering Rhys Errington Economics Tripos Felix Evans Classical Tripos Polly Evans English Tripos

Tiffany Lok Tung Ki Education Tripos with Biological Sciences Chelsea Kwakye Historical Tripos Nicole Ying Tung Lau Education Tripos with Music Harriet Lea Historical Tripos Gary Johnathan LeGresley Law Tripos Rebecca Katherine Lennard Economics Tripos David Lennon Historical Tripos Charmaine Joanne Li Law Tripos Nicole Syuen Li Liew Natural Sciences Tripos Kia Louise Lindley Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Tripos Poppy Maeve Lindsley Classical Tripos Four Year Wenzel Immanuel Lorenz Human, Social and Political Sciences Tripos Zhengyang Lu Engineering Tripos Nicolau Aquino Lutz Historical Tripos Thomas Peter Leonard MacKinnon Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos Destin Maroy Human, Social and Political Sciences Tripos Pelayo Martinez Economics Tripos Emily Jane Mason Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos Grigori Dobri Matein Natural Sciences Tripos Allison Mayers English Tripos Thomas McGrade Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos Benedict Lester McGuigan English Tripos Lucy Mclaughlan English Tripos Jie Mei Economics Tripos

Munise Merteroglu Natural Sciences Tripos Pushkar Mishra Computer Science Tripos Christian Chun Yan Mok Law Tripos Carolina Isabel Monck Natural Sciences Tripos Ana Alvarez Montoya Natural Sciences Tripos Jennifer Elizabeth Moran Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos Anna Mulry Linguistics Tripos Pavan Murali Mathematical Tripos Synne Myhre Natural Sciences Tripos Maximilian Nagy Mathematical Tripos Matias Nestore Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos Chien Xen Ng Economics Tripos Tsz Ching Ngai Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Tripos Lewis O’Connell Natural Sciences Tripos Eva O’Flynn English Tripos Cian O’Sullivan Land Economy Tripos William Gavin Palmer Natural Sciences Tripos David Parsons Natural Sciences Tripos Cameron Pearce Economics Tripos Serena Belen Perez-Storey Classical Tripos Marco Pittatore Land Economy Tripos Nikhil Popat Land Economy Tripos Mathilda Pynegar Education Tripos with English and Drama


Eugenio Fenoaltea Pieche Chemical Engineering via Engineering Holly Louise Firmin Historical Tripos Sophie Maria Bondonno Foote Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos Cristina Gomez Gomez de la Torre Education Tripos with Modern Languages Max Daniel Goodall Music Tripos Eun Mi Ha Natural Sciences Tripos Rowan Hall Maudslay Computer Science Tripos Matt Harding Natural Sciences Tripos Octavia Jane HendersonCleland Historical Tripos Richard Eric Hibble Geographical Tripos Aimee Louise Hills English Tripos Samuel Ewan Hubbard Computer Science Tripos Marat Iangurazov Engineering Tripos George Samuel James Natural Sciences Tripos Lewis Jarrett Natural Sciences Tripos Fopefoluwa Deborah Jegede English Tripos Bill Zong Jia Engineering Tripos Joseph Michael Mcdonald Kane Land Economy Tripos Rafaella Keavney Historical Tripos Michael Kelly Economics Tripos Alvee Khan Human, Social and Political Sciences Tripos


Shinil Raina Natural Sciences Tripos Enita Rastoder Natural Sciences Tripos George Reynolds Geographical Tripos Phoebe Rimmer Geographical Tripos Eve Rivers English Tripos Hannah Robinson Music Tripos Catherine Ross English Tripos Kalvin Joseph Schmidt-Rimpler Dinh Education Tripos with English and Drama Joseph Ewin Sefton Education Tripos with English and Drama Najib Sharifi Natural Sciences Tripos Ben Shergold Economics Tripos Alice Grace Shinner Human, Social and Political Sciences Tripos Irina Shmeleva Engineering Tripos Emma Jane Simkin Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Tripos Eloise Sinclair Historical Tripos Emma Snell Philosophy Tripos Mary Spence Geographical Tripos Valentina Steiner Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Laura May Stevens Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Tripos Anna Maria Szulfer Human, Social and Political Sciences Tripos Jon Wen Tsung Tan Law Tripos Jovan Tasev Mathematical Tripos Christopher Taylor Law Tripos Georgios Terezakis Mathematical Tripos Riley Thorold Human, Social and Political Sciences Tripos

Nam Son Tran Land Economy Tripos Anjali Vaz Historical Tripos Helen Rachel Vella Taylor Education Tripos with English and Drama Hugo William Douglas Ventham Mathematical Tripos Katherine Wainer Theological and Religious Studies Tripos Isabel Rose Walker Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos Shiyi Wang Natural Sciences Tripos Xuezhou Wang Natural Sciences Tripos Aicha Roseanne D’Arcy Whittaker Geographical Tripos Chloe Bea Whittaker History of Art Tripos Vere Whittome Engineering Tripos Amelia Wilkinson Education Tripos with Modern Languages Juliette Wise Education Tripos with Classics Hollie Witton Education Tripos with English and Drama Chun Ho Kenneth Wong Law Tripos Ying Lam Wong Law Tripos Eleanor Younge Education Tripos with English Zigan Zhen Mathematical Tripos Jin Zheng Engineering Tripos Chen Zhong Geographical Tripos

Postgraduate Certificate in Education Zoe Abbott History Luke Adam Music Benjamin Adams Religious Studies

Molly Adkins English David Agnew Modern Foreign Languages Stacey Allen General Primary Caroline Allen-Rogers General Primary Bahar Ardalan Science with Chemistry Joshua Atkins General Primary Rebekah Atkins Religious Studies Elle Atterton General Primary Jade Barnett Music Denise Batchelor Latin with Classics Gordon Bates Geography Sophie Bates English David Bennett Latin with Classics Holly Bilverstone Design and Technology Tarryn Biswas Art and Design Emma Blake General Primary James Blake Science with Chemistry Alexander Bridges History David Brits Latin with Classics Ella Brown General Primary India Brown History Mandy Carpenter Early Primary Callum Carroll Latin with Classics Grainne Cassidy Latin with Classics Glen Collier Science with Physics Rebecca Collyer General Primary Adam Cook Science with Biology Lucy Copping Design and Technology Vincenzo Coppola Modern Foreign Languages Sarah Couchman General Primary

Elizabeth Gresham General Primary David Guinea Science with Chemistry James Hamilton English Jack Hartcup Religious Studies Andrew Hawkins General Primary Elizabeth Haynes Latin with Classics John-William Hepper General Primary Kristian Hewett Modern Foreign Languages Joanne Higginson General Primary Rachel Hill Science with Biology Katy Hinchliffe English Abigail Hindmarch Modern Foreign Languages Thomas Hobbs Mathematics Alexandra Hobman General Primary Laureen Hodge Music Sarah Holdsworth General Primary Lauren Holman Design and Technology Helen Holmes English Amy Howe General Primary Emma Hulme Early Primary Lydia Hulme Science with Biology Samantha Hulston Early Primary Ellen Hurley History Sophie Ingram General Primary Annabel Isherwood General Primary Alice Jackson Science with Physics Eleanor Jacobs General Primary Susan Jang General Primary Laura Jeffery General Primary

Emily Jenkinson Early Primary Catherine Johnson History Eloise Johnson Modern Foreign Languages Emily Jones English Stephanie Jones Science with Biology Scott Jordan Modern Foreign Languages Elisa Juncosa Umaran Art and Design Hara Kaminioti-Dumont General Primary Tazreen Kassim-Lowe General Primary Philippa Kerby General Primary Jennifer King General Primary Jennifer Koenig Science with Chemistry Alissa Farah Lamb General Primary Kathryn Lane English Hannah Laurence Early Primary Emma Law Latin with Classics Courtney Lawrence General Primary Lucie Ledesve d’Heudieres Early Primary Chloe Lewis Religious Studies Ellen Lewis Early Primary Gareth Lewis Music Kirsty Lloyd Design and Technology Rachel Lubbock History Alec Maguire Mathematics Thomas Marlow Music Jed Marshall Science with Physics Katharine Martin General Primary Jane McConnell Music Hannah Miller General Primary Samuel Miller English Emma Monteiro General Primary


Kristina Craven Music Daniel Crittenden Science with Physics Joshua Crossman Early Primary Faye Curran Science with Biology Francis Curran Mathematics Lucy Daniels General Primary Eleanor Dart Design and Technology Huseyin Demirci Geography Rebekah Denby General Primary Jenny Dickson Religious Studies Nicholas Dodd Latin with Classics Danielle Donaldson History Katie Dzierozynski General Primary Holly Eden Design and Technology Thomas Eilenberg General Primary Joshua Eldon General Primary Harriet Eldridge Art and Design Christopher Ellis Geography Aled Rhys Elmore Science with Physics Jamie Ewing General Primary Robert Fisher Music Andrew Flowers Music Emily Foster English Oliver Frazer Mathematics Janine Gallagher General Primary Vanisha Ganatra Geography Daniel Gardner General Primary Conor George Religious Studies Paula Goddard General Primary Hannah Goodrham Art and Design Thomas Gray Geography Charles Greensitt Design & Technology


Sophie Mullan Geography Simon Mullen Mathematics Gabrielle Murphy Science with Biology Jennifer Murray General Primary Laura Neild General Primary Rowan Newland Latin with Classics Bridget Norton Art and Design Nicholas O’Leary Early Primary Robin Owen English Denvor Owens General Primary Callum Paine General Primary Robert Peck Music Hannah Perkins General Primary Richard Peters General Primary Elizabeth Poskett Early Primary James Proctor General Primary Nicole Prust General Primary Richard Purchon General Primary Oliver Quayle History Piers Rankin History Adiba Rasulova Mathematics Hayden Reynolds Science with Chemistry Luke Rhodes General Primary Danielle Rimmer General Primary Sally Riordan Science with Physics Elizabeth Robinson General Primary Hannah Robinson-Moore Early Primary Sally-Anne Roden General Primary Amber Rutterford General Primary Esther Ryan General Primary Victoria Ryder General Primary Rebecca Sands General Primary John Sarginson Art and Design

Adam Sear English Jake Selby Science with Biology Shahnaz Sharmin Mathematics Craig Sidaway Mathematics Sukhjeet Singh Mathematics Sophie Smalldon General Primary Laura Smith General Primary Rosemary Spence General Primary Alexander Springett History Marianna Stammeijer Science with Physics Su-Yin Stemp Art and Design Lucy Stephens Mathematics Kirsten Stewart Science with Chemistry Marcella Stocker Modern Foreign Languages Harriet Tapply General Primary Imogen Taylor Latin with Classics Jessica Taylor Modern Foreign Languages Amy Thomas General Primary Rebecca Thomas General Primary Helen Townshend Art and Design Flora Turnbull Early Primary Joseph Vincent General Primary Emily Waddington Early Primary Sophie Walker Science with Chemistry Elisabeth Walmsley General Primary Holly Warrener Art and Design Sophie Wells Science with Biology Roseanna Weston General Primary Jasmine Wharmby General Primary Jessica White General Primary Lucy White Geography

Suki-Jo Whitehouse Latin with Classics Sophie Willcocks General Primary Jonathan Williams Design and Technology Catherine Wilson Music Laura Witherow Science with Chemistry Sarah Witkowski-Baker Early Primary Merry Wright Geography Samuel Wright Mathematics Jiin Yang Mathematics Megan Youell Art and Design

Master of Education Hana Abu-elfailat Amjad Ali Maria Amenitskaya Chloe Amsellem Edward Avis Dominic Barber Emily Barrett Martha Beardsworth Michael Bigg Sharlene Boekee Kathryn Boyes Lisa Brady Alice Brighty Charlotte Bunyan Ann Burtonwood Richard Candlin Georgina Chivers Mary Christie Lisa Chung-How Megan Clarke Amy Coates Natasha Colville Erika Corcoran Catherine Currie Charlotte Davies Charlotte Deadman

Arlene Pryce Hannah Raban Thomas Radford Paul Ray Amy Scott Laura Shaw Kate Shearer Paul Slatford James Sleightholm Megan Smart Nicola Stone Berniece Szymanski Gamuchirai Tauro Sarah Triner Alexander Wahnon Ellen West Elizabeth White Rhiannon Wilkie Maurice Williams Nicola Yates

Higher Degrees Mohammad Ahmad MPhil Machine Learning, Speech and Language Eman Al Sahan PhD Education Elias Allara PhD Public Health and Primary Care Sammy Al-Shakarchi MPhil Finance Carina Ancell MSt Advanced Subject Teaching Lucie Astier Such MPhil Development Studies Ezra Aydin PhD Psychiatry Katherine Baker MPhil Education (Thematic route) Chloe Beckett MPhil American History Thomas Bellfield PhD Education Grace Bingoto Mandoko MPhil International Relations and Politics

Daniel Burdett MRes Gas Turbine Aerodynamics Gabriella Byfield MPhil Education (Thematic route) Shengdan Cai MPhil Archaeology Martha Carini MPhil Architecture and Urban Design Chi Hei Chan MPhil Finance and Economics Krishan Chana MRes Gas Turbine Aerodynamics Cheng-Ting Chang MPhil Education (Thematic route) Fenghua Chen MPhil Sociology Ho Chai Chung LLM Master of Law Tania Clarke MPhil Education (Thematic route) Sophia Clementi MPhil Public Policy Laura Cooper MPhil Veterinary Science Matteo Craglia MPhil Energy Technologies Gary Dadd EdD Education Andrew Day PhD Biochemistry (BBSRC) Frederik De Ridder MPhil Technology Policy Miles Duckworth MPhil Real Estate Finance Christiaan Eijsbouts MPhil Computational Biology Edward Everett MPhil Early Modern History Nicolas Fagnoni PhD Physics Sascha Feldmann Mphil (Erasmus) Chemistry Ariana Fernandez MPhil Archaeology Matthew Frost MPhil Sociology Thomas Fryer PhD Biochemistry Ruggero Galtarossa MPhil Sociology


Daniel Dennis Emma Desbruslais Emily Doy Anna Ducker Peter Edwards Byron Elliott Vincent English Verónica Escudero Sarah Freestone Jason Gallier Katharine Gamble Marc Gillingwater Heather Goodwin Kirsty Griffiths Madeline Hale Ruth Harding Emily Henley Louise Heritage Phyllida Holliday Claire Holliss Lucy Hughes Yasmin Idris Olivia James Reeka Kapoor Jennifer Kerrison Benjamin Killick Aimee Kingston Barbara Leeney Rebecca Lefroy Katie Mason Georgina McHale Olivia McLoughlin Niamh Mealey Jyoti Mehta Sean Menzies Seth Miall Lindsey Milton Laura Moores Michelle Mountford Anna Mulvin Elizabeth Nutbrown Kezia O’Kane Anne Plumb Sally Prosser


Gautam Gauri MPhil Education (Thematic route) Emma-Louise Gee MSt Genomic Medicine Stefano Giandomenico PhD Biological Science Mecu Ginting MPhil Education (Thematic route) Leonardo Goncalves Lago PhD Education Jiaqi Guo MPhil Education (Thematic route) Arijit Gupta MASt in Mathematical Statistics Caroline Habjan MPhil Medical Science Matthew Harris PhD Biological Sciences (BBSRC DTP) Max Hawkins MPhil Physics Daniel Herr MPhil Economics Wing In Ho LLM Master of Law Stephanie Hobbs PhD Education Felicitas Holzer MPhil History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine Tristan Igglesden EdD Education Timothy Jenkins PhD Biological Sciences (BBSRC DTP) Rushda Joomun EdD Education Prita Kalyansundaram MPhil Education (Thematic route) Arfa Karani PhD Physics Dornehl Kitching MPhil Education (Thematic route) Ed Klinger MPhil Technology Policy Baraa Kwieder PhD Medicine Marcus Kwok MPhil Finance Sarah Madden PhD Pharmacology (BBSRC) Richard (Alex) Mahal LLM Master of Law

Sean Martin MSt Genomic Medicine Josef Mattar MPhil Real Estate Finance Joseph McLoughlin PhD Biological Sciences (BBSRC DTP) Antonio Metastasio MSt Genomic Medicine Martin Milenovsky MPhil Management Ana-Maria Mocanu PhD Education Sarah Morris EdD Education David Morse MPhil Engineering Benjamin Murdoch MPhil Development Studies Gavin Murphy PhD Education Samer Nehme MPhil Micro- and Nanotechnology Hugo Paquet CPGS Computer Science Guillermo Parada Gonzalez PhD Biological Science Ataullah Parkar EdD Education Fiona Peacock EdD Education Inga Plaskocinska MSt Genomic Medicine Alessandro Rossi MPhil Philosophy Jeffrey Rubasingham MSt Genomic Medicine Giuseppe Sanitate PhD Engineering Leila Shelley PhD Engineering Kanwar Nain Singh PhD Applied Mathematics and TP Alice Standish MPhil Education (Thematic route) Elaine Tang MSt Genomic Medicine Shi Tang MPhil Innovation, Strategy and Organisation

Ngee Derk Tiong MPhil Education (Thematic route) Marcin Tomczak MPhil Machine Learning, Speech and Language Jun Wei Tong MPhil Public Policy Felix Trottmann MPhil Biological Science Gavin Turner EdD Education Georgios Vasdekis MASt Pure Mathematics Jacqueline Vyrnwy-Pierce MSt Advanced Subject Teaching Zihuan Wang MPhil Education (Thematic route) Luke Warde MPhil European and Comparative Literatures and Cultures Joseph Watson PhD Education Joseph Watt MPhil American History Michael Wootton MPhil Medieval History Ziheng Xiang MRes Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems Kai Xu MPhil Machine Learning, Speech and Language Xiaoxuan Yan MPhil Education (Thematic route) Junlin Yu PhD Education Jiangbin Zhang PhD Physics Zhuoran Zhang MPhil Advanced Computer Science Xiaoxi Zhu MRes Graphene Technology Zamir Zulkefli MBA

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(Cert Ed 1957–1959)

To say that Mike Bibby was a complex character is an understatement; both his sympathies and his antipathies were strong and freely expressed. Multi talented in sculpture, ceramics and painting, his work developed over the years into a mature, distinctive style. He had a discerning palate and assembled an impressive wine cellar. At one point we had a disagreement over a choice of wine for a College event. Though somewhat aggrieved by his comments, I had to acknowledge that he was entirely correct in his judgment. A generous host, he cooked an excellent meal for Jean and me when we stayed with him on a journey to Wales. He regaled us with lovely wines which led to a certain caution when driving the next day. He was a “character”, vivid in his enthusiasms, generous of spirit, occasionally cantankerous but generally benign. He was fortunate to find a supportive partnership in later life. John Ball

Bernice Banton came up to Homerton College from Maris Stella Convent High School, New Brighton, and specialised in Art and Drama. She thoroughly enjoyed her two years in Cambridge and met her future husband David Barton, an Emmanuel Medic, and Mary ‘Topsy’ Hughes (Cert Ed 1957–1959), who was to become her lifelong friend. Her first teaching post was at Kirklands Secondary Modern School, Birkenhead, which gave her a good grounding for later work in Harlow New Town, first at Brays Grove Secondary School and then at Netteswell Comprehensive School. She devoted over ten years to bringing up her two sons and being a hands-on old fashioned GP’s wife in Herne Bay in Kent. Her elder son Sebastian attended Corpus Christi College for the five year medical course while her younger son Hugo went to Bristol University and studied Law. During these years she studied for an Open University BA, passing with Upper Second Class Honours, and followed this with an MA in Psychology at the University of Kent. She then moved into Further Education and successfully taught Psychology and English at Thanet College, Broadstairs, for a number of years before being appointed Lecturer at the Open University in Psychology. She found great satisfaction in helping students with work at University level and continued until retirement. She was a keen attender of reunions at Homerton. Dr David Barton


I vividly remember meeting Mike for the first time at my interview back in 1973. His reddish hair and his height made an immediate impact as well as his big personality. For me, not being overly challenged in the verticality department, it was quite a surprise! John Ball mentions Mike’s wine cellar, something Mike failed to mention at my interview. Upon being appointed, however, I soon was made aware of his extensive knowledge in this direction. At my first departmental social event I was quietly advised by Colin, the art technician, to leave my bottle of Hirondelle under a chair. I cannot recall ever having a less than superb wine in Mike’s presence.

HELEN BUNTON 1919–2015 Some time ago, Helen called me in and dictated to me what she wanted me to say on the occasion of her funeral. So what follows might be seen as the ‘authorised version’. However, we used to joke that I knew three of her secrets. Nothing exciting, just things she did not go out of her way to let people know. I am going to disclose two of those in the first line, and so, with some trepidation, I give you what might be seen as ‘very slightly revised’. Marion Hewson Gotobed, was born in Scotton, Lincolnshire on 12th April, 1919. Her father William was a successful businessman and her mother, Kitty, worked for the Red Cross. She was raised in Downham Market, in Norfolk and educated at the Perse School for Girls in Cambridge, where she was a weekly boarder. This meant she often had to leave home at 5 am to catch the train to Cambridge. She greatly enjoyed school, and excelled in mathematics. After taking Higher School Certificate in 1938, she gained

a place at Bedford College, which was the first institution to offer higher education to women, and was at that time a constituent college of the University of London, based in Regent’s Park. It was at Bedford that she took the chance to change her name from Marion, which she disliked, to the Helen by which we all know her. On the outbreak of the Second World War, Bedford students were moved to Cambridge, where, under a special arrangement between the two Universities, she became a Newnham College student. She took a First in Part I of the Natural Sciences Tripos, and decided to read Physics for Part II. This made her a rare bird, one of only two women in her year to make this choice. She looked back on this period as “Not an easy time”, recalling that, with the loss of the most able lecturers to the War, the availability of good supervision was limited, and even more irksome, since only two women were reading Physics, they were always last to be allocated laboratory experiments. Nevertheless, there were some consolations to be had socially, and it was during this time that she first met her husband-to-be, in the dark room of the Cavendish Laboratory in Free School Lane. She would not confirm that it was this meeting, which contributed to her graduating with a Third…. In 1942 she spent a year at Hughes Hall in Cambridge taking a Diploma in Education. Her teaching practice was at the then Long Road Grammar School for Girls, where she recalled on many occasions being mistaken for one of the Sixth Form. This was followed by two years at Newcastle under Lyme Girls’ School, during which time she married John Bunton, who was then serving as an RAF Officer. At the end of the war she taught at Bedford High School for Girls, before moving to set up a family, first in Greenford, where Christopher was born, and then in Ruislip, where John was establishing a successful career with Philips. This immediate post-war period was still a time of hardship, when the country was slowly being rebuilt and rationing was still in operation.


Looking back I admired Mike’s ambition to create an Art Department that was the equal of an Art School learning environment. Everyone that he appointed was a practising artist or art historian. That balance between being a maker of art and a teacher was deemed essential and something I personally fought for right up to my own retirement. Mike led a talented group of people with a firm but kind touch. After Mike retired, his creative work moved towards painting and an intense interest in the Worcestershire landscape. I was struck by his honesty when discussing his work and also his generosity towards me and my own painting. It was this later stage in our relationship that I treasure most. We had both slowed down, had time to take stock, and I came to fully appreciate him as a very generous and kind man. I will always remember Mike with affection. Philip Rundall


In 1953, Helen decided to refresh her scientific knowledge and took an MSc at University College, London. Shortly after completing this, she saw an advertisement for a senior lecturer in Physics at Homerton College. She was interviewed by the Principal, Miss Skillicorn, in Millborough House, Hampstead, which was then owned by Homerton and used as a base for teaching practice in London schools. She recalled being in competition with “three very confident men”, but she was the one who got the job. For a while this involved her commuting to and from Cambridge at weekends, until the family moved to Cambridge a year later. In 1961, Penny was born. Helen was head of the Physics department during a time of great expansion and change in teacher education and she played a significant part in the management of this change. Science teachers have always been in short supply and to counter this she initiated a supplementary course in science for qualified teachers, who wished to become specialists in science teaching. When the University of Cambridge refused to offer a BEd degree, Helen was involved in the negotiation to enable Homerton students to take a BEd awarded externally by the University of London. When three years later, Cambridge eventually saw the light, she was again involved in setting up the first Cambridge B.Ed., degree. Her expertise was recognised nationally and internationally. In 1956 she was elected to a Fellowship of the Institute of Physics and in 1961 she was awarded the Walter Heinz Page Scholarship. This involved visits to universities in the USA including Princeton, Columbia, Caltech and Harvard. She enjoyed this experience immensely and, among other things, was glad to be able to enlighten her new American colleagues on the appropriate way to drink Laphroaig malt whisky (A secret she condensed to “Raw, not ruined. A splash of water is permissible, but only if it is Scottish water.”). In 1966, she was a member of the British Council Education Mission, led by Lord James, to Guyana and East and West Pakistan.

Retiring from Homerton in 1980, she was one of the influential founding members of the Homerton Retired Senior Members Association (the RSMs) and acted as its Treasurer for five years. She gave a number of generous gifts to the College, the most recent of which being a sculpture by a celebrated Tanzanian artist. Asked what she enjoyed most about her time at Homerton she said: “ Helping to establish a sound base for science teaching in Cambridge – and being sociable.” A confirmed Christian, Helen worshipped at Great St. Mary’s Church, where for 25 years she was a sidesman and on the PCC. Later, she became a very active member of her local church, St. Mark’s, in Newnham. I have known Helen since I joined the staff at Homerton in 1968. She was one of a formidable group of ladies, who were members of a special generation. Americans refer to them as “The Greatest Generation”, and for once their tendency to overdo the hyperbole can be excused. Theirs was a tough world. It was bad enough to be in a battle for survival against Nazism and Fascism, without being in a world where educating women was considered by many to be a waste of time, and intelligent women were allocated the tail-end of experiments. But this gave them a special strength. That strength was evident in the way Helen battled her long illness. She kept her own high standards and expected others to do the same. Two very ‘Helen’ examples: Once when I rang to ask if I could visit, she said “Not before noon, Johnny. My hair won’t be right.” And when I visited her shortly before her final illness, as I prepared to leave I pulled a chair on which I had been sitting during our chat, back to its original position by the window. She watched how I did this, smiled gently, and said: “It’s been lovely to see you, Johnny, and I do enjoy your visits. But next time please remember that you don’t move an 18th Century chair by dragging it by its back.” I will miss Helen, who was a classy lady, but I am happy that her pain has ceased. John Murrell



On Monday 19th January 2015, Victor Watson, Judy Watson, Barbara Pointon and I met in Balsham Church for Elizabeth’s funeral. It was freezing cold. Elizabeth had planned the service herself, from the coloured line-drawing of forget-me-nots on the front of the service booklet to the photograph of a solitary woodland flower on the back. It was her last, silent conversation with us all. She was born in Chipstead, Surrey, in 1925. Her father was a Fellow and distinguished Professor of Music at the Royal College and the first organist at Southwark Cathedral, a post he occupied from 1905 until his death in 1953. From Croydon Girls’ High School she went on to Girton College to read English in 1943, where she was awarded the College’s Charity Reeves Prize for English. She took her first degree in 1946, and intended to continue to a higher degree with her research topic “The Tribe of Ben: English Classicism from Jonson to Dryden”. A number of post-graduate Fellowships at Radcliffe and Yale were immediately available to her and she decided to accept a one-year Augustus Anson Whitney Fellowship at Radcliffe College, Harvard. She left for the States in the autumn of that year and promptly published two articles in American Journals, one on the first edition of Thomas Browne’s Religio Medici (1643) and the other on the plays of Richard Brome, a 17th century playwright and sometime servant to Ben Jonson. On her return to Girton she became a Carlisle Major Research Scholar and was awarded a Cambridge MLitt in 1951. A university career seemed to be hers for the asking, but instead she took up teaching in schools in North Norfolk, at Beeston Preparatory School and at Runton Hill School. From there she moved to Sherborne Girls’ School in Devon before finally finding her way back to Cambridge in, or about, 1959, on her appointment to the English Department at Homerton, where she remained until she retired.

Elizabeth was one of Homerton’s eccentrics: she was scholarly and aloof, vulnerable yet strong, a fastidious, demanding teacher, yet students invariably paid tribute to her patience. One of her trade-marks was an elegant, well-used chaise longue in her study and many a candidate was startled to find her reclining on this unusual piece of furniture, waiting to begin the interview. Other anxious candidates were no doubt heartened by the vase of flowers she kept on her desk. She was not afraid to be herself, and when so moved she could end a discussion with a sharp and peremptory remark. At one department meeting in College, a new, young colleague on a temporary contract described how, in her practical criticism classes, it was her practice to give her students a poem or passage of prose and invite them to ‘respond’. Elizabeth retorted in icy tones that she had never in her life asked anyone to respond to anything. Yet sometimes her defensive nature worked against her. Shortly after I joined the College I learned that for many years Elizabeth had avoided the Combination Room because of a disagreement some years earlier. After the next Departmental meeting, in a planned move, Elisabeth Brewer took her right arm, I took her left, and when we came to the parting of the ways we firmly steered her, startled but unresisting, into the Combination Room with the rest of us. She never again had her coffee alone in her room. In 1969 Cambridge University Press published her distinguished book, The Ordinary and the Fabulous in hardback and paperback. She modestly declared that her book was “an attempt to show that a grown-up understanding of life is incomplete without an understanding of myths, legends and fairy tales.” It was much more than “an attempt.” Victor Watson added: “Only a handful of academics ventured into the suspect and disreputable world of classrooms and children’s books. Her book was avant garde in its time, if only because it was written for teachers, librarians and students, and stressed the value and appeal which children can find in fabulous


stories. Such a book was a valued rarity at a time when courses on children’s literature were few and far between.” After she retired she concentrated on her work for Balsham church, looking after the flowers, the Church silver, as Church Warden, Sidesman, and as an occasionally intimidating member of the Parochial Church Council. She increased her already encyclopaedic knowledge of horticulture and her extensive collection of books – many of which she later donated to the College Library. Despite the scale of her literary interests she remained to the last rooted in the area of her original research, the early 17th century, and particularly the devotional poetry of Donne, Vaughan and Campion, but George Herbert above all. She debated them at length with her last mentor and good friend, Canon W. Girard in Balsham. Reflecting on the many discussions they enjoyed in those last years, he commented: “Yes, I am sure Elizabeth prayed with the Poets, and when those 16/17th C. Poets were Christian it is no wonder that poetry and prayer ran together... And yet, and yet, Elizabeth and I often talked about language and religion. She was no ‘backs to the wall traditionalist’ about language; but she did expect modern language to make sense and be imaginative... We went to the theatre occasionally (Cambridge Pantomime and the Cambridge Greek Play.) On one memorable occasion we were driven to London to see the Young Vic put on Ted Hughes adaptation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. There was a lot of nude prancing around the stage, it fazed Elizabeth not one bit! We agreed, it was a very vigorous performance!” The service ended quietly with Thomas Campion’s Never weather beaten saile after which Elizabeth was taken out of the Church and driven away to the Woodland Burial Ground in Barton accompanied only by the Vicar. To my mind, the final photograph of a solitary woodland flower was definitely her last word. John Axon

HILDA COOK (NÉE TODD) (Cert Ed 1940–1942) Mrs. Hilda Cook (née Todd) who attended Homerton from 1940–1942, died on 5th January 2013, at the Hope Nursing and Residential Care Home, just around the corner from Homerton, on Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, aged 90. After teaching in inner London schools and a stint in the War Office, she married in 1946 and moved to Hampstead. In 1956, with her two young children in primary school and a flu outbreak in progress, she was lured back into teaching at the local primary school where she continued working part-time, teaching French until her retirement in 1982. In seriously declining physical health in May 2009, and with her children living in Northern Scotland and New England respectively, her family decided it would be best to move her to the Hope Nursing Home, where she could be close to her two sisters who were both living in Cambridge. The wonderful staff at the Hope worked their magic, and gradually my mother recovered sufficiently to be able to enjoy daily outings with family members. I managed to come over to the UK frequently during that time and we visited Homerton together in the summer of 2010, the first time for both of us in many years. It was wonderful to reconnect with the college on the 70th anniversary of her starting there, and my 40th! Although she would grumble about not being in her own home in London, being back in Cambridge was actually really good for her and she loved recalling so many special and detailed memories from a very happy time in her life – including being on the night-time fire patrol at Homerton! Her short-term memory had become very patchy, but she was always bright and alert with a twinkle in her eye when recounting tales of her student days. I pushed her wheelchair around the college grounds numerous times in her final couple of years. She was amazed at the new buildings and upgrades, and so proud to be an alumna! Fiona Cook (BEd 1970–1973)


DR PETER HUCKSTEP Fellow until November 2013, Lecturer in Education with Mathematics, RSM Died 20 July 2015 Almost exactly thirty years ago, one day in 1985, I was sitting in an armchair in a small lounge in Homerton College opposite a young primary school teacher from Redbridge in East London. Peter Huckstep was an applicant for a place on a one-year diploma course in mathematics education. Even at this first encounter it was apparent that Peter had interests and qualities that marked him out as unusual amongst his peers.The course was to be in mathematics, but Peter held a post of responsibility for music in his school – he was a very good guitarist, in fact – and he had just been awarded an MA in philosophy of education from the London Institute of Education, and with distinction. Fourteen years later, one afternoon in September, I sat with Peter again, this time in a pub close to the Institute of Education, just the two of us as before, and we raised our beer glasses in celebration of his successful defence of his PhD thesis a few hours earlier. The thesis was in philosophy of education, supervised by Professor John White, and it was about the fundamental purposes of mathematics education. This time we were looking forward to becoming colleagues in Cambridge, where he was now working, and to which I was about to return. After leaving school, Peter spent the first ten


Died 23 June 2015 Pam was born in Sheffield but spent most of her early years in Wellingborough. She was educated at Wellingborough High School and Homerton College. She was married to Gordon for nearly 57 years and was mother to Sarah and Jim, Sister to Sue and grandmother to Sam, Fergus, Ben and Florence Pickles and to Faye, Emily, Sophia and Luca Gaddes. Pam lived in Hemel Hempstead for 50 years, 5 years in Highfield and 45 years in Adeyfield, despite thinking that the stay there might only be for two years. She was a Junior School teacher for over 40 years, in Wellingborough, Cambridge and Peterborough and final in Hemel Hempstead at Belswains and Maylands Junior Schools, and then for 11 years at Aycliffe Drive, where she was a Teacher Governor. She was a founder Group Tutor for the Dacorum Adult Literacy Campaign. She was an inspiring teacher – aged 19, at the end of three Summer weeks of temporary teaching in a Wellingborough Junior School, the Head described her as ‘a most reliable and conscientious teacher’, who ‘conducted and marked end of term tests most efficiently’, whilst ‘playing the piano was a great help in assembly’ and ‘producing delightful musical items at the end of term concert’, and ‘her enthusasiasm and special ability in teaching PE was an inspiration to the children.’ Pam was heavily involved in her community, serving as an SDP Borough Councillor for Cupid Green, as a Dacorum Magistrate for 12 years, as Chairman then President of Relate for 15 years, as Chair of the Hemel Hempstead Anglican Deanery, Chair of the Hemel Hempstead and Berkhempstead Deaneries’ Social Responsibility Committee, and as a Church Warden at St Paul’s Church, Highfield. She was invovlved in the startup of two Nursery Play Groups, was a Member of the ‘DENS Future’ Working Party and a Founder

Trustee of the Langa Township Pre-School Trust, supporting young children in Cape Town. Pam had many loves – her family and friends foremost – and enjoyed classical and church music and jazz, travel at home and abroad, reading, and sports including hockey, tennis, squash, golf and skiing. She loved entertaining at her hospitable Highfield Lane home, where she passed away peacefully on 23rd June, following a long stay in Watford and Hammersmith hospitals.


years of his working life in the carpet industry, before training as a teacher. 10 years in schools in Harrow and Redbridge, two years as an advisory teacher, and more study for a degree in mathematics at the Open University led to a post in teacher education at Anglia Poytechnic University in Chelmsford. After eight years at APU he came to Cambridge in 1997 to take up the job for which, I like to think, everything else had been a preparation. He was honoured further in 2005 by being elected a Fellow of Homerton College, a position he held until his illness began to limit what he could undertake. His Cambridge appointment was as Lecturer in Primary Mathematics education, in which role he was a much-valued member of a strong team. His sessions with students, ostensibly on the teaching of some aspect of mathematics, invariably included a second, philosophical focus: on epistemology, aesthetics, on reason, or something else. Peter was also a core member of the teaching and supervising team for the Masters course in mathematics education, and latterly he took up his rightful place in the Philosophy of Education Team. As a College Fellow, he played an important part in building up Homerton as a multi-disciplinary College of the University. Peter’s published research centred on three topics; the purposes of mathematics education; the nature of creativity in relation to school mathematics; and the nature of mathematics teachers’ knowledge. It was my great pleasure to work with him on these last two, and some of my happiest times as a researcher were spent with Peter, Anne Thwaites, Fay Turner and (initially) Jane Warwick. Most recently his research had turned to philosophical problems of what is called ‘testimony’, in recognition that much of what we ‘know’ rests on what others assure us to be the case. Peter’s published output was relatively modest, and this fact takes us to the heart of who Peter was as a person, and what inspired the affection as well as the respect of his colleagues and students. These days the publishing universe is awash with

papers and books by academics anxious to build and sustain their reputations, and to satisfy their departmental managers. But Peter was different: in a recent email a mutual research colleague from York described him as a free spirit, who came to things “left of field”, recalling (and I quote) the “dreamy mystified look on his face … I sometimes wondered if he was a bit baffled at the way [the rest of us just] got on with things”. Peter was not fond of administration, nor was he very good at it. He preferred working in teams to leading them. In all my professional dealings with Peter, I found him to be a deeply moral person, with a firm and instinctive desire to do the right thing. His ethics were guided more by Aristotle than the BERA handbook. I conclude with what perhaps mattered most to his colleagues, students and friends: Peter’s generosity of spirit, his humanity and his faithfulness. Peter was simply a wonderful person to be with. He was naturally gregarious and he loved to be with people in both professional and social situations. He had a sharp mind and a gentle, often self-deprecating, sense of humour. He had a prodigious memory for facts, and was something of a renaissance man in the range of his expertise, but he wore his talents and his cleverness lightly, and seemed incapable of selfaggrandisement or boasting. A former musiciancolleague described Peter as a ‘living fire’, such was his total engagement in their discussions about music and mathematics. This passion for human life and endeavour made him an inspiring teacher; it is reasonable to say that his students loved him, for his enthusiasm, his interest in them, and his willingness to make time for them. Most endearingly of all, he took a genuine interest in the interests of others, seemingly no matter what they were. Even in his last months, when he was very ill, he asked about others and wanted to know what they were doing. I shall miss Peter very much. And in that regard, I know that I am in very good company. Tim Rowland, July 2015

B ARRY JONES 25 Dec 1938 – 1April 2015

JACQUELINE JOAN THOMPSON (Cert Ed 1943–1945) Jacqueline Joan Thompson was an only child born in Norfolk and brought up in Norwich. She attended The Blyth School and then trained as a teacher at Homerton College from 1943 to 1945. Her college report states that she “is a friendly and unselfconscious person, with plenty of vitality.” She had fond memories of Homerton and kept in touch with several of her contemporaries. On graduating, in the mistaken belief that it was synonymous with the West End, she took a teaching post in West Ham, London. It was a fortunate error: she came under the beneficial influence of the charismatic headmistress Elsie


Barry Jones was born in Woking, Surrey on Christmas Day 1938. He attended Woking Grammar School and went on to Birmingham University, where he gained a BA in French and German. After university, he taught French and German in secondary schools in Birmingham and Hertfordshire, whilst completing a Licence-èslettres in History from the University of Lille. He came to Homerton as a Lecturer in the Modern Languages Department in 1971, eventually becoming Head of that department and, later, Lecturer in Education at the Faculty of Education of the University of Cambridge. During his long career at Homerton, in addition to his brilliance as a lecturer and trainer of teachers, he made an immense contribution to both national and international teacher-development programmes. Barry was totally committed to the College and was delighted when he was elected a Fellow and, later, Emeritus Fellow in 2010. He saw his role as helping the development of the theoretical and practical expertise of teachers, encouraging them to use their ingenuity and creativity to create lessons, which would pioneer the use of IT in languages, he devised the first computer game (Granville) for French learners in secondary schools at a time when BBC computers were making their appearance in classrooms. He published over a hundred books, articles and resource materials for teachers and children and developed an assessment process for teachers of modern languages for use internationally. In 1996, the French government appointed him Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques. As a great Francophile, Barry was justly, though characteristically modestly, proud of this recognition of his contribution to French culture. In 2013, Barry was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a terminal disease and asbestosrelated cancer, which was probably triggered by exposure to the asbestos which was common

in the schools and institutions in which he spent a large part of his life. Positive, good humoured and stoic to the end, whilst realistically accepting the limitations of his illness, he constantly sought alternatives, rather than giving in. Last year, he bravely put aside his illness to attend a conference at the European Centre for Modern Languages, at which he was able to experience first-hand the influence of his life’s work. Until a few days before his death on 1st April this year, he was working with a dear friend and colleague on his selected writings, which will be made available online as a free resource. Never ill-tempered, judgmental or intemperate, he loved life – his family, good wine, delicious food, the company of friends, and – his never-ending project – the reconstruction and upkeep of his beloved vintage Riley. In later years Calligraphy offered an outlet for his meticulous artistic talent. He was a wise, caring, warm man with the gentlest sense of humour and an infectious enthusiasm for whatever he did. We were privileged to know him. He is survived by his wife, Gwenneth and by their two sons, Daniel and Matthew, to whom we extend our sincere sympathies. John Murrell


Parker, later president of the National Union of Teachers, and also made a life-long friend of her daughter, Barbara, and Barbara’s future husband Jack Tizard. She married the scientist Walter Weinstein, later Professor of Physics at Imperial College. The family name was eventually changed to Welford. Jacqueline was passionate about music and once queued overnight for tickets to hear Klemperer conduct a Beethoven symphony cycle at the Royal Festival Hall. She was a passable pianist and also took violin lessons at Blackheath Conservatoire. Languages were another love. As well as prolific reading of English literature and writing of poetry, she took classes at various times in Hebrew, Russian and Latin. Her French and German were sufficiently fluent to enable her to translate scientific books and papers with technical assistance from Walter. The proceeds funded the purchase of a hi-fi system on which she enjoyed listening to Lieder and opera. A favourite singer was Kathleen Ferrier. Jacqueline was a woman of deep convictions who was unafraid to state her position and expound her views on subjects such as politics (she was a devout socialist) and organised religion – which she abhorred and believed to be the root of most conflicts.

Jacqueline and Walter are survived by two children. David became a management consultant after a short flirtation with teaching and biochemistry research. Mark attended the Royal Ballet School, danced with Birmingham Royal Ballet for many years and now runs a successful floristry business. Through Mark, Jacqueline developed a keen interest in, and knowledge of, ballet and even accompanied the Company on several international tours. The family lived in Blackheath and a memorial bench to Jacqueline and Walter is to be placed on the Heath near their home in Orchard Drive. After their divorce, Jacqueline and Walter remained friends and enjoyed visits to the opera and ballet together. Jacqueline resumed her teaching career, specialising in remedial English. She always identified herself as a Norfolk woman and spent much of her retirement in the small Norfolk villages of Corpusty and Salle. After brief spells in London and St Leonards-on-Sea, she lived her final years in Battle, where she died aged 90 after a short illness on 12 May 2015. Jacqueline will be remembered for her acerbic wit, her strong convictions and her generous charitable bequests n

The memorial bench to Jacqueline and Walter on Blackheath.

IN MEMORIAM The College was saddened to receive news of the deaths of the following Members.

Dr Catherine A Auffret, PGCE 1989–1990 Died 30 September 2015, aged 63 Bernice A Barton (née Banton), Cert Ed. 1957–1959 Died 23rd June 2015 Mr Mike (Frederick) Bibby, Principal Lecturer and Head of Art, Retired Senior Member Died 15th February 2015 Mrs Barbara Patricia Blum (née Tarling), Cert Ed. 1950–1952 Died 2015 Mrs Mary Bounds (née Venables), Cert Ed. 1943–1945 Died 11th November 2015 Mrs Marian Bunton, Principal Lecturer in Physics Retired Senior Member Died April 2015 Mrs Louise (Caroline) Brook (née Carter), B.Ed. 1982–1986 Died 25th July 2015 Mrs Barbara Clarke (née Brown), Cert Ed, 1939–1941 Died 2014 Mrs Muriel Cole (née Francis), Cert Ed. 1962–1965 Died 22nd March 2015 Mrs Hilda Cook (née Todd), Cert Ed. 1940–1942 Died 5th January 2013 Mrs Patricia Currall, Cert Ed.1949–1951 Died 18th July 2015 Mrs Juliet Dyer (née Cheadle), Cert Ed. 1951–1953 Died 2015 Mrs Jean Fisher (née Seath), Cert Ed. 1966–1969 Died 14th April 2014 Mrs Margaret ffrench (née Randall), Cert Ed. 1940–1942 Died 2012 Muriel Fraser (née Huby), Cert Ed. 1951–1953 Died 2014


Dr Patricia Ashton, Cert Ed. 1953–1955 Died 30th October 2015

Mrs Pamela Gaddes (née Marchbank), Cert Ed. 1956–1958 Died 23 June 2015 Mrs Dilys Gillet, Cert Ed. 1959–1961 Died August 2015, aged 74 92

Mrs Barbara Jeffrey Green, Cert Ed. 1937–1939 Died 2015, aged 96


Mrs Freda Gregory (née Knagg), Cert Ed. 1958–1960 Died 27th June 2015 Dr Peter Huckstep, Fellow until November 2013, Lecturer in Education with Mathematics, Retired Senior Member Died 20th July 2015 Mrs Clarice Huffer (née Anslow), Cert Ed. 1940–1942 Died 18th March 2015 Mrs Teresa Lea (née Baker), Cert Ed. 1941–1943 Died 7th July 2015 Miss Annie Melling, Cert Ed. 1949–1951 Died 2015 Mrs Brenda Moody (née Sawle), Cert Ed. 1949–1951 Died August 2015 Miss Mary Newham, Cert Ed. 1954–1956 Died 23rd January 2015 Mrs Susan Nicola Morgan-Jones (née Day), PGCE 2001–2002 Died 12th August 2015, aged 51 Mrs Freda Nancollas (née Weal), Cert Ed. 1946–1948 Died 9th July 2015 Mrs Petronella Stallworthy-van den Akker (née van den Akker), B.Ed. 1992–1996 Died 28th February 2015 Mrs Marianne Sykes, Cert Ed. 1961–1963 Died November 2014 Ms Margaret Todman, Cert Ed.1942–1944 Died 19th January 2015 Mrs Judith Vincent (née Gorman), B.Ed. 1980–1984 Died February 2015 Miss Mary Watts, Cert Ed. 1941–1943 Died 31st August 2015 Mrs Jacqueline Welford (née Thompson), Cert Ed. 1943–1945 Died 12th May 2015 Mrs Sheila Margaret Young (née Alderton), Cert Ed. 1943–1945 Died 3rd August 2015 aged 92 years.

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Accommodation Alumni of Homerton College are able to book accommodation at the College at a special alumni rate. Outside of term time, rooms are usually available for alumni. In order to book a room through the online booking system, which you can find at http://www.homertonconference. com/accommodation, please first email alumni@homerton.cam.ac.uk in order to obtain a booking code, which will enable to you book rooms at the alumni rate. During term, we cannot guarantee a room will be available, as the needs of current students must take priority. However, if you enquire 10 days to a week in advance regarding rooms during term time, we should be able to advise you on availability. Unfortunately, during term time, we cannot accept bookings further in advance.

Dining Alumni are welcome to dine in Hall at Homerton at their own expense; no prior notice is necessary. Alumni are also entitled to dine at Formal Halls at Homerton where space permits. If you would like to dine, please contact the Development Office (alumni@homerton.cam.ac.uk or

College Library Alumni may use the College Library for reading purposes (we regret that at present it is not possible for alumni to borrow items). If you wish to use the Library, please notify the Librarian in advance (library@homerton.cam.ac.uk).

Benefits provided by the University of Cambridge The University Alumni Relations Office can provide you with a CAMCard which grants privileges and discounts to alumni when visiting Cambridge. The card provides membership to the University Centre and entitles you to discounts from Cambridge University Press, Heffers, local hotels, and restaurants. The CAMCard also entitles you and up to three guests free entrance to all Colleges when they are open to the general public (but not during closed periods). Please note that fewer guests are permitted at King’s College and St John’s College (two guests with the CAMCard holder) and Queens’ College (one guest only). Homerton Alumni can also sign up for cantab. net, the University’s email for life service n

MAKING A GIFT Full Name (inc. Title) Address Postcode Telephone


PLEASE RETURN TO: The Development Office, Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PH

GIFT AID DECLARATION FOR USE BY UK TAX PAYERS I would like Homerton College, Cambridge to treat all donations that I have made in the four years prior to this tax year and all donations I make from the date of this declaration until I notify you otherwise to be tax effective under the as Gift Aid Scheme. I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Coummunity Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand the charity will reclaim 28p of tax on every £1 that I gave up to 5 April 2008 and will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give on or after 6 April 2008.



Please notify Homerton College if you wish to cancel this declaration, if you change your name or home address or if you no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains. If you are unsure whether your donations qualify for Gift Aid tax relief, please contact the Development Office or visit the HM Revenue & Custom website www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities-donors

MAKING A REGULAR GIFT BY DIRECT DEBIT* o I would like to make a regular gift of £ 10th of


*Please also complete the Direct Debit Instruction overleaf

monthly * / quarterly / annually starting on

(at least six weeks from now)

ALLOCATION I would prefer my gift to be utilised in the following manner (please tick only one box): o Unrestricted

o Student Support

o Other


(please specify)

o Please send me information about making a gift to Homerton College in my Will o Please tick here if you wish to remain anonymous *

The 1768 Society recognises alumni and friends of Homerton who are regular donors to the College, making a gift of at least £17.68 a month. It was in 1768 that the College was founded in Homerton, East London.

MAKING A SINGLE GIFT I would like to make a single gift of: £ o I enclose a cheque / CAF cheque made payable to ‘Homerton College Appeal Fund’ o I wish to pay by credit/debit card, and I authorise you to debit the amount stated above: o Mastercard

o Visa

o Delta

o AMEX Security code

Card no. Start date

o Switch

Expiry date

Issue no. (if applicable)

Name as it appears on the card

please cut along the line



All gifts make a real difference. Added together they create an important resource to ensure Homerton’s continued success. WE TAKE CARE: All information is held and transmitted securely. Records held are used for alumni relations and fundraising purposes; this includes the sending of the Homertonian, alumni surveys, appeals and the marketing of alumni events. Communications may be sent by post, telephone or, increasingly, electronic means. If at any time you have queries, wish to restrict data sharing or don’t want to be contacted, please say. (Minimal information is always retained so you are not contacted inadvertently). We like to thank our donors and names of donors who do not wish to be anonymous are periodically included in College publications. See www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/dataprotection for our full data protection statement. Registered Charity No. 1137497



Ref (office use only):

Please fill in the whole form using a ball point pen and send it to:

Development Office, Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PH


Service user number 8






Reference: Homerton ID (for official use only) Bank/building society account number Instruction to your bank or building society Please pay Homerton College Direct Debits from the account detailed in this Instruction subject to the safeguards assured by the Direct Debit Guarantee. I understand that this

Branch sort code

Instruction may remain with Homerton College and, if so, details will be passed electronically to my bank/building society.

Name and full postal address of your bank or building society To: The Manager

Bank/Building Society



Date Postcode Banks and building societies may not accept Direct Debit Instructions for some types of account.

This guarantee should be detached and retained by the payer.

• T his Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits • I f there are any changes to the amount, date or frequency of your Direct Debit Homerton College will notify you 10 working days in advance of your account being debited or as otherwise agreed. If you request Homerton College to collect a payment, confirmation of the amount and date will be given to you at the time of the request. • If an error is made in the payment of your Direct Debit, by Homerton College or your bank or building society you are entitled to a full and immediate refund of the amount paid from your bank or building society – If you receive a refund you are not entitled to, you must pay it back when Homerton College asks you to • You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time by simply contacting your bank or building society. Written confirmation may be required. Please also notify us.

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KEEPING IN TOUCH Name On the web

www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/alumni Do please visit our website for details of our events, our regional branches, and alumni benefits. You can also read our publications online, and we’d be grateful if you would check our ‘lost sheep’ list to see if you recognise any names to help us fill in the blanks. You can also find out details about our current fundraising priorities on the website and even make a donation to Homerton.

Social Media ‘Like’ Homerton College on Facebook to keep up to date with what’s going on. Visit www.facebook.com/ HomertonCollegeCambridge Homerton College is on Twitter! Follow us for the latest new and updates @HomertonCollege You can also connect with Homerton on LinkedIn. Simply search for ‘Homerton College’.

By email

Have you been receiving our email Newsletter? If you haven’t seen a copy recently, do please send us an email at alumni@homerton.cam.ac.uk to make sure we have your current email address so you don’t miss out.




Homerton College Hills Road Cambridge CB2 8PH

www.homerton.cam.ac.uk Homerton College is a Registered Charity No. 1137497


Tel: +44 (0)1223 747066 Email: alumni@homerton.cam.ac.uk