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Homerton College

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Homerton Roll

HOMERTONIAN Number 13, May 2009

Contents 1. College

South Court and West House, Spring 2009

PRINCIPAL’S LETTER I was sitting in a University Inaugural Lecture the other day, listening to the new Leventis Professor talking about Ancient Greece – suddenly up popped a comment about ‘look to the end’, which is our own Homerton College motto, expressed by us in Latin, ‘respice finem’, rather than in Greek. Our Fellow in Classics confirms that Herodotus quotes Solon as saying it to Croesus, and Aristotle later makes extensive comments on its meaning, arguing that since we cannot see how things will turn out, looking to the end may be a fruitless exercise. Does this obviate future planning? As we near the end of my own project as Principal, which is the award of a Royal Charter and Homerton’s establishment as a Cambridge College, I could not have anticipated how long it would take or where progress would seem unduly protracted or very speedy. I gave it twenty years from October 1991, so we may be ahead of time, but this last stage – the award of a Charter through the Privy Council – will take longer than we first hoped, so the end may not come earlier than this time next year. There will be an end, I am sure, and those of you who follow such things will know that we had approval from the University itself on 6th February 2009, which marks the beginning of the end. So ‘Respice Finem’. A couple of days ago, I went with my Vice-Principal, Dr Peter Raby, to a celebration of the work of the ADC and its refurbishment, which, falling in the

University’s 800th year, was a particularly starry event. We spent the evening with a crowd of Cambridge luminaries, hearing again the wellrehearsed cliché that Cambridge theatre flourishes because there is no course in drama. Since Homerton has had such a course for thirty years and some of the luminaries are Homertonians, we felt obliged to counter this and, indeed, of the six student productions featured that evening, current Homerton students featured in or produced five of the six. No other college can emulate this. It was a particular pleasure to see Matthew Mitchell, who took the B.Ed course and had that week won his first Olivier Award for his production of La Cage Aux Folles. But it reminds us that we want to feature Homerton drama in the Royal Charter year. We would love to hear from you if you studied Drama at Homerton or performed while you were a student or subsequently. Peter retires as Vice-Principal at the end of this academic year and we would like to celebrate his work and yours. The University’s 800th year is full of events and the alumni weekend this September promises to be spectacular. It will be a good year to revisit Homerton and Cambridge, and if you cannot make it in 2009, we will still be celebrating in 2010. I hope to see many of you over the next year. Kate Pretty March 2009

Principal’s Letter


Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, by Dr John Hopkins, Fellow


Elizabeth Fletcher Memorial Book Prize, by Dr Peter Warner, Fellow and Senior Tutor


When They Arrive, by Steve Watts, Fellow and Admissions Tutor


Homerton Union of Students, by Casta Jones, HUS President


Student Projects Overseas, Antonia Heath & Charis Young


The Arts at Homerton KIran Gill & Nicola Hill; Tim Scott & Bill Dod; Dr Peter Raby; Laura Bevins


Sport Eddie Hult; Luke Aylward; Fred Lord & Imogen Ireland; Ann Muston; Erica Bodman


Retired Senior Members John Murrell & John Hammond


Deaths of former colleagues


2. Homerton Roll Annual Report, by Dr Ian Morrison, Fellow and Keeper of the Roll


Homerton Roll Committee


Homerton Roll Website and Facebook


Where are they now?


Homerton Roll Membership


Homerton Roll News


Reunion 2009


Branch Contact & News


Jean Rudduck Bursaries


Programme and Contacts for Reunion 2009


Dates for your Diary


SIR PETER MAXWELL DAVIES, Honorary Fellow My first encounter with Peter Maxwell Davies was as a prospective composition student at the Dartington Summer School of Music, and the main memory is of a pair of piercing blue eyes that seemed able to bore right inside you. However, it quickly became clear that behind those blue eyes was a man of immense kindness as well as a powerful musical intelligence and creative vigour. In 2009, the year of his 75th birthday, it is good to be able to report that those qualities are still abundantly in evidence. Back then, aged not quite 40, Max (as everyone calls him) was regarded as the enfant terrible of British music, whose works like Revelation and Fall, and the 8 Songs for a Mad King had both shocked and excited the public out of its comfort zone. The intervening years have seen Max both broaden and deepen his prolific output, while his long residence on Orkney has given a dazzling spectrum of colours to

the symphonies, concertos, chamber works and operas that have poured from his fertile mind. Official honours have accumulated alongside his flourishing international career, from abroad as well as here in the UK. Knighted in 1987, he accepted the post of Master of the Queen’s Music in 2004.

the quite separate bestowing of blessing on Homerton’s status as a full college. It is also a great pleasure that Sir Peter Maxwell Davies has accepted an Honorary Fellowship at Cambridge’s newest college.

Dr John Hopkins Fellow and Director of Studies in Music

In January 2008, Max came at my invitation to give a lecture at the Music Faculty, which was followed by Formal Hall at Homerton. The idea came into my mind that it would be very timely if Cambridge could be persuaded to award Peter Maxwell Davies an honorary doctorate in time for his 75th birthday, and during the year in which the University celebrates its 800th anniversary. Not only did that idea come to fruition, but it also coincides with the decision by the University to commission Max to write a new work for the 800th (to a text by poet laureate Andrew Motion), and of course

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Dr John Hopkins, Summer 2005

ELIZABETH FLETCHER MEMORIAL BOOK PRIZE Her parents have endowed a Book Prize in her memory, which will be presented to a current student for the best creative writing essay. The book prize will be accompanied by a booklet containing some of Elizabeth’s poems, two of which, written when she was aged just 14 and 12, are printed here and were read at the funeral:

Many of you were saddened to learn of the death of Elizabeth Fletcher, fatally injured in an accident on the A1 on Sunday 10 February 2008. (Homertonian 2008 p. 2 ‘Death of an Alumnus’). She is fondly remembered by her partner Sean Farrell, also a Homerton alumnus, and their two year old son Fintan. Elizabeth entered Homerton in October 2002 to read Education Studies with Religious Studies having come from All Saints RC School Sixth Form, Mill Mount Lane, York. After Part I, she transferred to the Theological and Religious Studies Tripos and graduated with 2.1 honours in June 2005. 22

My Wish for You If I’m not here tomorrow I wish for you to know Part of me will still be here, For my spirit will never go. Please don’t ever forget me, And let me pass with the rain. Carry on with me in mind, Don’t ever give up through the pain. Remember all the good times And memories that we share For love can’t be divided It’ll always remain there. Please don’t worry or dwell On an unsaid sorry or goodbye, What happens is unchangeable But take comfort when you cry. For one day I shall see you, Once more we’ll be together – After years on earth without me In Heaven we’ll be forever.

Beautiful Beautiful is the sound of rushing water Over rock and down winding path, Beautiful is the sound of children Playing as they laugh, Beautiful is the rose that blossoms Red and full of scent, Beautiful is the whitest snow With the spring it went. But the beauty of all of these At His almighty call, Is God the ever lasting spirit, The creator of them all. The Staff and Fellows of Homerton College offer their sympathy to the family, especially Sean, her son Fintan and Elizabeth’s parents, as they mourn the loss of such a talented and brilliant young woman who would undoubtedly have gone on to even greater things.

Dr Peter Warner Senior Tutor

WHEN THEY ARRIVE… I’m always amazed by the sheer diversity of those who apply to us to become undergraduates. Homerton now receives applications from all corners of the globe as well as from every county of the United Kingdom. Those we take come to the college with enormously varied experiences united only by one aim: to get a good degree from one of the most prestigious universities in the world while enjoying everything that life in a college can offer. For very good reasons, we tend to ignore, when making admissions decisions, the non-academic interests of our prospective students. After all, we want only those who will cope with, and thrive on, the rigours of very challenging academic courses. It is a particular treat, therefore, to see, when the dust has settled and the decisions made, and the students have arrived nervously but excitedly in the following autumn, that we have managed once again to find individuals of enormous talent. I write this after having seen the latest HATStands (the vastly

successful cabaret the Homerton drama society, HATS, puts on at the end of Michaelmas and Lent terms). That all those people with superb A level results could also sing, play, write music and lyrics, perform comedy and swing balls of light around in hypnotic patterns (I’m serious – it’s called poi swinging and was great!), is a never ending source of pleasurable amazement. Which leads me to the point. The transformation of Homerton from a single academic focus on preparing teachers to our current breadth of subjects has been a long and not always straightforward procedure. It might have been expected that there would be casualties on the way, such as the sense all Homertonians remember of everyone pitching in together, of common purpose, of fostering talent and passion for music, drama, sport. But this simply hasn’t happened. Looking at our students when, as Admissions Tutor, I’m licensed to do so (when I can’t be swayed by other than academic criteria) in all their rich variety,

it is precisely those things that come across. If ever volunteers are needed for everything from Access work (you can guarantee a Homerton student will be there when help is required for this), to teaching in China, to dominating Cambridge drama, Homertonians are in the thick of it, living up to the college reputation for public service. My job, together with the Directors of Studies in all the subjects, and the many who help out with interviewing, is to make offers to the brightest and most academically capable students we can find. And this is what we do. It is either extreme good fortune, or something about the atmosphere of this place, that ensures this also means we get students of both outrageous talent, and a commitment to wider worlds than their own academic success.

Steve Watts Fellow & Admissions Tutor

HOMERTON UNION OF STUDENTS It seems that it is traditional to write more about Homerton itself than about the Homerton Union of Students in this article, so I’m breaking the mould this year. I hope you don’t mind, but I think that we all know how much we love our college for a huge variety of reasons, and I’m sure that Dr. Pretty will fill you in on the facts concerning the very exciting year that Homerton College has in front of it. Of course the HUS will be greatly involved in the preparations and celebrations surrounding the Royal Charter. This year the HUS has been through a lot and we’re only just over half way through! Since I spoke at Alumni Weekend, we have met hundreds of new Homerton students, and our main aim has been to strengthen the friendly, communal atmosphere of the college. At Alumni Weekend, the stories that I heard from past generations of students about their experiences of Homerton were a big inspiration to me in that respect. When I’m showing students and parents around college, I am always proud of our students’ kind attitude to visitors. We are a very welcoming college, and we want it to stay that way. Having lost some members of our Union last year, it has been my main priority to run

a successful HUS executive to represent this year’s students. The co-opted members of HUS have been noticeably active, taking office hours, and leading strong campaigns such as the Green Officers’ recycling campaign involving helpful reminders in every student kitchen and recycled products being sold in the HUS. We all had many grand plans for this year, and I am very pleased to report that we’re well on our way. We are redecorating the Undergraduate Common Room, have bought a Wii console for the bar, and have held many new events from board games nights to the upcoming Homerton Drag Queen Pageant. We have also been thinking up solutions for the Graduate body who would prefer to have their own MCR union. Therefore the HUS Executive is always a busy bunch, who are all constantly working to fulfil their roles and keep their fellow students happy. On the sporting front this year our Griffins Captain Luke Aylward is working hard to encourage participation in college sport. He started the year by holding a Fun Day in Freshers’ Week, which involved the sports teams holding miniature games and try outs on West House Lawn. Other extra-curricular societies are also thriving; including HATS, the drama society, who are holding their

Spring Fling Hatstands cabaret show after a brilliant sell-out evening last term. Our music societies also hold termly concerts, and the choir this year has attacked some very difficult pieces such as an incredibly chromatic medley from the popular musical Wicked. We were also very pleased that new societies have been set up to reflect the diverse range of subjects now studied at Homerton, these include a Classics Society and a Law Society. The main part of the work that the HUS is doing this year is laying the groundwork for future union officers to continue to represent the students in the most appropriate and effective way possible. I am enjoying my year immensely, and couldn’t have hoped for a better team than my executive and co-opted officers. If you have any questions about the Union, or wish to help us continue to support the students in any way, please feel free to get in touch with me at

Casta Jones HUS President 2008–2009


Divya Prem Sewa Mission the children could have year round learning rather than a burst of English in the three weeks we were there, and I believe that this was achieved. It also became apparent, however , that the teachers lacked confidence in their spoken English. As a result, many of the children had access to large amounts of grammar and written English and far less spoken English. It was therefore suggested that an investment be made by DPSM for a cassette player and some English spoken exercises. That way any embarrassment that the teachers felt about their spoken English could be avoided, and indeed, the children would again have further access to broader English skills. Antonia with students

Divya Prem Sewa Mission (DPSM) initially started as a hospital just outside Haridwar, India. The hospital aimed to treat leprosy sufferers in the suburban areas of Haridwar. These people, unable to work, and excluded from their own society, were, and still are, forced to beg in Haridwar city centre. When DPSM began, it was soon noted that leprosy patients visiting the hospital would bring their children with them, and consequently such children began a life of beggary also. As a consequence, DPSM built two schools in the hope that the children of these leprosy sufferers would obtain an education of some sort. The Rama Foundation, a charity aimed at funding DPSM, encouraged the Mission to allow qualified teachers from the UK to teach English at these schools.

difficult to exercise authority in the classroom because of a lack of understanding also between teacher and pupil. Another disciplinary issue arose: many of the children were, in fact, used to physical punishment as the ultimate form of discipline; the children were beaten if they misbehaved. Coming from the UK, where such discipline is not tolerated, it was difficult to have quite the same authoritative impact on the children. Action to improve this for future teachers was then discussed. It became clear, during our stay in the school, that we needed to take an increasingly diplomatic approach. The teachers needed to understand that we were not there to criticise but to help. Our aim within the three weeks was to make a difference to the school so that

I worked alongside the staff at one of their schools and sometimes with my colleague, who was also teaching. The visit itself lasted three weeks and I was required to teach from eight in the morning until one in the afternoon, five days a week. It was hoped that in a short pilot study such as this, it would become clear as to whether teachers from the UK would be of benefit or a hindrance. One of the first issues discussed, and one of the problems that I faced, was that of the language barrier. When working alongside the teachers at the school, it was difficult to communicate. The teachers’ conversational English was limited, and many of the issues raised below had to be verbalised through the use of a translator. The children’s lack of spoken English meant that discipline in the classroom became difficult. It became 44

Pupils at the Divya Prem Sewa Mission

With regard to the teaching within the classrooms, I believe that my colleague, Kate, and I succeeded in increasing the children’s knowledge of the English language. At the same time, it was also clear that what we had taught, needed to be reinforced by the teachers at the school in the ensuing months, if the knowledge was going to be remembered. On a personal level, the placement was a huge success. Not only was I challenged by teaching in a school with few resources, I was also faced with the language problems. It was educational for me to learn about a culture far away from my own. By taking part in the activities of the children away from the classroom environment, I like to think I contributed to an increase in their self-belief. Antonia Heath PGCE 2007–2008

KENYA EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP Friday 12th July 2008 – 4 weeks since I had driven out of the Homerton gates, another year finished; now I was in Uganda, standing in a school assembly introducing myself to 450 students – I couldn’t have felt further out of my comfort zone! I had volunteered with charities before, but there was something about Kenya Education Partnerships that stood out; it is an organic student-centred charity that for 18 years has proven to make a dramatic improvement in the educational opportunities of young people in rural secondary schools in Kisii, western Kenya – not through teaching but by working in partnership with the staff, students and local community. The summer project 2008 was a chance to trial this pattern in the Masaka district of Uganda; my chance to finally put my studies into action in a place where ‘every little helps’ doesn’t come close to describing the impact a project like this has on a neglected community and a struggling school. Misanvu Senior Secondary School is situated on a hilltop with panoramic views of surrounding villages and plantations; a school with lots of enthusiasm but struggling in attendance, resources and welfare problems that were actively ignored. Over 8 weeks, my two project partners and I spent a great deal of time building friendships with the teachers and students to establish where best our £1500 collectively fundraised money would be best spent. In addition to this we worked alongside one particular teacher to realise his ideas of setting up an AIDS club and facilitate a greater openness in the school surrounding health issues. We organised health talks from male and female doctors who also answered questions from the anonymous question and answer box that our headteacher agreed to be a permanent installation, alongside the new health information displays in the newly organised and full library! Even just our presence in the local community helped to raise the profile of the school, encouraging fees to be paid and enrolment to rise.

Charis with pupils at the Kenya Education Partnership

Charis surrounded by students

I have always been of the opinion that change requires more than just a charity’s involvement, generous donations or even the time, energy and compassion of university undergraduates during their summer vacation. From its very name to the mode of practice, KEP centres itself on partnership and it’s because of this that both the schools and project workers benefit in the long term. Through living with a Ugandan family and working closely with the school and community I learnt that true friendships can develop between the most seemingly different

people. Volunteering with KEP was a ‘life changing experience’, to put it crudely, but more importantly, in the words of our head teacher Mr Wilson Tumbewaze, we helped put Misanvu Senior Secondary School ‘on the map!’

Charis Young Education Studies with Geography student (2006–2009) For more information on KEP visit


HATS (Homerton Amateur Theatrical Society) The past year has been a busy and exciting one for HATS, with old traditions flourishing and new ones becoming established. Amongst those is HATS Platforms – a series of talks, workshops and events designed to create links between students and theatre professionals and to provide a fun forum for discussion and skill-acquisition. The series has included director/scriptwriter Col Spector’s film workshop, with HATS members writing and shooting their own short films; Q&A with West End producer (and former Homertonian) Matthew Mitchell; a play-writing session led by Steve Waters; a Theatre in Education workshop with Footprints Theatre Company. More traditional HATS events have also continued, with much success; the Freshers’ Show 2009 (Our Country’s Good) was very popular, involving many of our own first years as well as those from other colleges, and giving a great opportunity for new blood to be part of HATS. HATStands, which is now established as the college event in everyone’s diary, has continued to entertain the whole college each term. Starring faces familiar and new, this year’s shows have featured a variety of acts from irreverent stand-up and Homerton homages through to duets, dance and daring drag acts! Also included was memorable videofootage of college-based antics including the hilarious Homerton Nativity, (starring

Peter Warner, Steve Watts, David Whitley, Phil Stevenson and our very own Kate Pretty!) at the Christmas HATStands – a spectacular evening, culminating in a shower of snow in the auditorium! We’re proud to have given opportunities to Homertonians and non-Homertonians, theatrical veterans and novices alike, to experiment artistically in our productions this year. In-house the beautiful 84 Charing Cross Road was staged in Homerton Small Studio, raising money for charity and acclaim for its production team. Later the same term Two was a big hit in the auditorium, showcasing lots of brilliant talent, some of whom were treading the boards for the first time. New writing, Scenes of Mild Peril, was showcased at the Corpus Playroom, winning the Fletcher Players’ New Writing Award. The classic Educating Rita was also well-received at the Corpus Playroom, ROAD transformed the ADC into a 1980s street-scene, and the revived Earl of Rochester’s Sodom was contentiously yet courageously staged at the Fitzpat. These are just a few of the plays which have comprised two seasons of varied and exciting theatre and entertainment, raising HATS’ profile, and allowing our members’ theatrical talents to bud and grow.

Kiran Gill & Nicola Hill Presidents 2008–2009

HATS 2008–2009

DID YOU STUDY DRAMA AT HOMERTON? Dr. Peter Raby retires as Vice Principal at the end of this academic year. Drama students will not only remember him for his kindness, patience and good humour, but they will also have been aware how his presence permeated through the college to help create the friendly atmosphere that was always so apparent. He retired from the Faculty of Education in 2004. For the last few years he has also been Vice Principal of the College and he retires from this post in the summer too. To celebrate all he has done, the College is hoping to attract as many former drama students as possible who were taught by Peter to the Saturday of the reunion in September. So if you think you studied drama and you’ll almost certainly remember it, because it involved reading things and then quite often saying them out loud whilst pretending to be someone else, it would be terrific if you could come along and help make sure this is a gigantic party for a man who may have helped shape your career and who knows, perhaps influenced your attitude to life.

Tim Scott

Homerton Drama Student 1984–88

Bill Dod

Homerton Drama Student 1983–87 Kiran Gill & Nicola Hill, Presidents of HATS


HOMERTON’S FIRST OLIVIER AWARD Matthew Mitchell [1991–1995] won the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival as producer of La Cage aux Folles, which transferred from the Menier Chocolate Factory to the Playhouse Theatre. This may be the first Olivier award for a Homerton alumnus. Matthew was involved in more than fifty student productions while he was completing his B.Ed in Drama and Education (possibly another record), and other widely acclaimed shows which he has produced or co-produced include Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker, Epitaph for George Dillon with Joseph Fiennes and Francesca Annis, Don Carlos with Sir Derek Jacobi, and Three Sisters with Kristin Scott Thomas. He is currently working on a major feature film.

Dr Peter Raby Vice-Principal

HOMERTON COLLEGE MUSIC SOCIETY This Year has seen Homerton College Music Society continue to grow from the platform reached in 2007/2008. Both the orchestra and the choir have maintained their regular rehearsals and are rapidly growing in number, attracting players and singers from as far as Trinity and Christ’s College. This has led to Homerton College Music Society gaining much more recognition both within the college and university, but also outside the university loop. One of the greatest achievements for HCMS this year has been to continue the combining of the College Orchestra and Choir, an idea initiated by the president and chair person of the choir last year for the Lent term concert 2008. This is a great achievement and has resulted in a much more united front for music within the college; it has allowed for variation within the concerts and the potential for the joining of the choir and Orchestra in certain pieces. Our Michaelmas concert this year took place in the auditorium and was titled “A Winter Wonderland”. This concert helped to create a festive mood for both the audience and the performers as it explored many traditional Christmas time favourites (such as Troika, and the Holly and the Ivy), whilst also keeping the orchestra on their toes with the “What’s up at the Symphony” medley and the joining of the choir and orchestra in The Holly and the Ivy and Gaudete. Also performing in this concert were the college choral exhibitioners, under the instruction of Barbara Pointon (our director of college music) and the Steel Pans group, Pandemonium, who have continued

to grow and will be performing in many May Balls and June Events this year. The second concert of the term continued with the new tradition of joint choirs, and took this to another level. This time we also joined forces with the Conducting Weekend and the annual concert for the second year conducting exam. The concert was once again a grand success with great variation in the works, including movements from two piano concertos, the choral highlights from the highly rated musical “Wicked”, and concluding dramatically with the music from “Lord of the Dance”. As well as our termly concerts, Homerton College is continually growing in its vibrant musical life with the great success of HoJO (the Homerton Jazz Orchestra), and the continuation of the weekly recital groups. These recitals are run by Barbara Pointon and have been highly successful and I hope they continue to run through the next academic year. All in all this term has had some difficult moments but ultimately it has been a very rewarding year, which seems to have been reflected in the continued interest by older players and the dedication of the new members. I have no doubt that the music within the college will continue to grow again next year and it has been a great pleasure and honour to watch the music within the college continue to build on the foundations laid down last year. Laura Bevins HCMS President 2008–2009

VARSITY BOXING Eddie Hult competed in the boxing Varsity Match held in March in London in the Light Heavyweight category. It was an incredible night, with Cambridge winning 9–0 against Oxford. This was the first Cambridge win since 2005 and Eddie was a lynchpin of the team. Eddie writes: I started training a little on and off with the boxing club during the fall in 2007, mostly to have something to do in the evenings, but then took a break from it for the rest of the academic year. In October 2008 I started again and decided I would try to make the blues’ squad and put in a lot of training for that. I used to do a lot of kickboxing about 8 years back so I had a lot of experience of a similar sport. Since I am quite tall for my weight class I had done a lot of training on jabbing from the outside to keep my opponent away. However , on the day of Varsity we found out that Oxford had switched the guy I was supposed to meet and it turned out he was taller than me. So I decided my strategy would be to step in on the inside and work a lot of uppercuts and hooks instead. I managed to get him with some pretty clean shots at the start and the match was temporarily stopped to have a doctor look at a cut on the Oxford fighter, this took up most of the first round. The second round I decided to ease off a little but still landed some good right handers and the fight was stopped in the first half of the second round. Going three rounds, endurance wise, is a lot harder than many people think and I was happy to have the fight stopped early. I was quite pleased with my performance and of course very happy with my win. All in all Cambridge did really good with a 9–0 win! There were some close calls but in the end we won every fight!

Eddie Hult Graduate student, Faculty of Business and Management


THE GRIFFINS CLUB It has been another busy sporting year at Homerton College. Here is a brief overview of the year so far… The women’s football team have had a fantastic season up to now and look to end the season in a similar fashion with both the league and Cuppers titles well within their grasp. HCWFC beat Pembroke 9–0 to enter the semi-finals of Cuppers and then SelwynRobinson 1–0 to reach the final, which is to be played in March against Jesus College. They are currently also undefeated in the league and look to continue in that fashion and hopefully take the title. The team has been playing fantastic football, and teamwork has been the real key to making this one of the best football years for Homerton College. The netball team has managed to keep their place in Division 2 (of 4), and are currently 7th of the 9 teams in this division. In cuppers they came 3rd in their box of 7 so unfortunately just missed out on the quarterfinals. HCNC was also voted the ‘Team of the Season’ by their division last academic year (‘07–‘08) for high spirits and good sportsmanship. The women’s rugby team are enjoying another successful year, having topped the league table at one point, and have enjoyed some good victories – a highlight being a victory over the Medics. With 7s still to come, spirits are high within the squad. For ladies’ badminton, the first team was promoted to the 1st division (of 5) last term and is now in third position out of seven, with 4 games left to play this term. The seconds were also promoted last term, so are now in the 4th division (of 5) and are currently leading that division. Men’s hockey have had a somewhat disrupted season thanks to the recent severe weather,

Ladies’ Badminton Team


but achieved a couple of good results in Michaelmas Term despite the loss of a couple of key players from last year. Ladies’ hockey have unfortunately not been able to get a team out by themselves, but have forged a successful partnership with Caius. This season has been one of ups and downs for the Men’s Football first team. It started really well with a five game winning streak. A couple of bad results subsequently means they probably won’t get promoted but nevertheless will finish high up the table. They have also reached the quarterfinals of the cup, knocking out a team from division one on the way. The annual match between College and the Leyton Orient Supporters’ Club is next term, bringing a chance for silverware and a match at the Brisbane Road stadium. The second team will finish mid-table and also had a good cup run. The third team are also mid-table, and the fourth team are pushing for promotion. All in all it has been a good season for HCFC, and it is encouraging to still have enough players to keep four teams running. The Men’s Rugby team have endured a frustrating season. A good win against Emma and a terrific performance to lose by just 3 points against Girton, who topped the table, have been interspersed with some mediocre performances against other teams in the league and a plethora of injuries. Having lost in the first round of Cuppers, the team are now into the Shield. With the majority of the squad in the first and second years, however, the outlook is very positive for the future of Homerton Rugby. The Men’s Cricket team enjoyed a fairly successful year last year, progressing well in Cuppers and the League. Solid batting

Women’s Football Team

from Leo Buscombe and impressive bowling from Matt Thomas steered the team towards some good performances both at the crease and in the field. Men’s badminton and Men’s basketball (merged with Pembroke) are still also competing strongly, and have had some good results over the year. Finally, a special mention must go to those who have represented the university over the last year. Briony Jones played varsity women’s basketball and cricket; Charlotte Brearley is winning her Blue for hockey, and Chloe Davies also played for the second team; Helen Bellfield is playing varsity rugby, played football seconds and played cricket; Seb Dunnett played varsity rugby Colleges XV, and Luke Aylward played varsity Under21s Rugby; Leo Buscombe played Varsity Crusaders (second team cricket). That’s all from the Homerton Griffins for now. Feel free to email hus-griffins@ for more information!

Luke Aylward Homerton College Griffins President 2008–09 HCRFC Captain 2008–2009

Griffins Presentation Evening 2009

THE BOAT CLUB The boat club has had another successful year. During Easter vacation of 2008 with the generous support of the College, alumni and the manufacturer, the boat club was able to purchase the VIII which the men had been trialling during Lent term. This has been a great aid to the success of the men’s 1st VIII as she is a very fast modern shell and also greatly reduces the chance of equipment failure that was present with her elderly predecessor. The 2008 May Bumps were highly successful for the club. The women’s 1st went up one, bumping on the final day after three hard row-overs. The women’s second crew suffered a bad start, being bumped on the first two days, but turned it around, rowing over on the third day and making a bump on the final day to end up down one. The men’s first crew bumped at every opportunity to go up four places, cementing their position in the second division. The men’s second crew went up two to continue the trend of success due to a term of dedicated training.

Michaelmas saw the usual large intake of novices being taught how to row by the club. This provided a large base from which three men’s and two women’s crews were formed to train during this Lent term. The second Women’s crew were unlucky not to make it past the getting on race, whilst, although unsuccessful, it was very pleasing to see the men’s 3rd VIII finally competing in the getting on race this year. The three crews able to compete in the bumps races continued the college’s recent tradition of success. The women’s VIII bumped Darwin on the first day and then had three days of close row-overs chasing Caius II. The 1st men again won blades, bumping up four in the second division, and the 2nd men went up 3. This success is dependent not just on the hard work of the crews but also the support which the club receives from its alumni in both financial and coaching forms. The members of the club are very grateful for this support and sincerely hope that it will continue. We are still

A mixed crew rows home after a post bumps outing

trying to improve our links with the alumni and plan to have an alumni dinner this autumn. If you used to be a member, please feel free to contact us. If you want to know more about HCBC please visit the

Fred Lord and Imogen Ireland Boat Club Captains 2008–2009 Mixed crews in some relaxed sparing take advantage of a deserted river the week after bumps

Blade winning 1st Lents VIII at the end of the row home

BOAT CLUB FUND AND FUND RAISING DINNER We are making progress in our aim to set up a Boat Club Fund. Over the past few months we have been trying to compile a database of all former ‘Boaties’. Difficulties have arisen in that we only have the names of people from the Bumps programmes and many of the female rowers have since got married and we have not been able to match up maiden and married names. We have also discovered that several are ‘lost sheep’. Rowing is unfortunately an expensive sport and it is particularly difficult in the present economic climate. The affordable subscriptions that are paid on an annual basis by the students do not cover the wear and tear on the equipment, and they are always trying to find new ways

of raising money to literally ‘keep afloat’ from one year to the next. All crews did exceptionally well in the recent Lent Bumps either in the races themselves or in the getting on races. There are 3 Men’s VIIIs and 2 Women’s VIIIs. M1 gained blades and are now firmly established amongst other College 1st VIIIs at 10th in the Second Division. M2 bumped up 3 places and have now secured a position on the river in the Fourth Division for next year. M3 are raring to go and prove that they can be there for the Mays. W1 are at 13th in the Second Division with 5 College 1st VIIIs behind them. W2, made up of first years, unfortunately failed to get on but are in excellent shape for the Mays.

M1 were rowing in a second/third hand VIII purchased last Mays. It has still to be officially named. Watch this space and then check the HCBC homepage for details. M2 are rowing in Lady Hilary, which has definitely seen better days. W1 row in Sarah-Ann, purchased second hand 5 years ago, but unfortunately she is too heavy for the women and is hindering their progress. W2 row in Cyril – yes, still on the water but again in need of replacement. There is only so much the Trinity boatman Iain Law can do to keep it operational. This year is the ideal time to launch a Boat Club Fund similar to those held in other Colleges. Homerton will soon receive its Royal Charter, it is 30 years since 9

Homertonians matriculated into the University and 30 years since we first rowed in the May Bumps. The Mays in 2010 will mark 30 years since Homerton first won blades in the Mays. W1 are setting themselves the target of each raising £2000 which should mean they can secure an VIII suitable for them to continue their upward climb. They start 11th in the Second Division. There are only 4 College 2nd VIIIs ahead of them. Besides the Fund Raising Dinner in September, we have several ideas as to how you can support HCBC. Further information will be available here and on the HCBC

homepage soon. Those of you for whom we have details will be contacted by e-mail and/or through the post regarding the Dinner in September. This will take place on Saturday 26th September, Alumni Weekend. You can book a place using the Reunion Form or be sure of an early place by contacting Ann Muston (McDonald) Besides rowers, we are keen to track down anyone who has been involved in HCBC in any capacity, especially coaches. So, if your crew didn’t row in the Bumps, rowed for fun or in the Fairbairns (for which records are very limited) please send your details to

Alison Holroyd – they can be added to the database of former rowers. At the Lents Dinner, Philip Stevenson, Senior Treasurer of HCBC and the President, Adam Marsh, acknowledged their grateful thanks to those Boaties who have already been generous with their time or money and hope that many more will feel able to contribute to the continued success of the Boat Club. If you feel able to support in any way, please make contact with us. Ann Muston Homerton 1976–1980


Erica and her blades

Now people call me a rower, but I had a little difficulty adjusting to that title because for ten years I considered myself an athlete, a high jumper. Holding numerous Guernsey records, winning the biennial Island Games women’s high jump three consecutive times, competing at the Youth Commonwealth Games, and being awarded my ‘Blue’ meant that it was a heart-ache to be forced to quit athletics due to injury in 2008. I started rowing for Homerton College in January 2008 and was put straight into the women’s first VIII. After May Bumps I decided I wanted to trial for the university boat but unfortunately, due to clashes with a school placement essential to my degree, I was told that this was not an option. Ever determined, I emailed GB rowing and they put me in contact with the Cambridge 10

centre’s World Class Start coach, Mary McLachlan. After a rigorous testing procedure I was officially accepted onto the scheme in August 2008.

sessions in Ely, weights, running, ergos and core conditioning. Most of the water work is done in a single, although we do some crew boat work.

Siemens World Class Start is a talent identification project that attempts to find raw talent to fast track from the novice stage to international level, with the ultimate goal obviously being the Olympics. My years of athletics training gave me an understanding of training, competition, pressure, success and failure that has stood me in good stead in my burgeoning rowing career. In October 2008 I competed in the British Indoor Rowing Championships and won my category – student women. I was elated to win my first national title, but I missed standing on the podium because I was in a whirlwind of medical attention, semiconsciousness and vomit. Since then I have gone from strength to strength in training and competition. In January I was privileged to be invited on the GB U23 winter training camp in Nantes which was an amazing experience. In a usual week I do 12 training sessions, involving water

At the moment I am struggling to finish the last few months of my degree whilst keeping up the training, so am looking forward to graduating in June 2009! Once I have graduated I am moving down to the Bath World Class Start Centre as they have a large group of talented girls. I will primarily be rowing in Bath, but will have to get a part-time job to help fund this. My coach, Mary, is very positive about my quick progress and feels that I have “made very fast progress in water skills and physiology”. We are optimistic of the possibility of me making the London 2012 Olympic British rowing team, although the road will be long and hard. In October of this year I will start trialling for the Great Britain U23 team, the first major step towards making my dream a reality. Being an athlete is a physically, emotionally and financially demanding task. I am always on the look out for corporate sponsorship or individual donations towards my rowing; at the moment my biggest pressure is the fact that I really need to have my own single (boat) and blades by October trials 2009. If anybody can help me fully or partially in this way or could suggest a possible avenue of support, that would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me on 07983 897728 or

Erica Bodman Training on the water at Ely

Education Studies with English student 2006–2009

RETIREMENT and RSMs – THE WAY AHEAD? the firm instruction that if I was offered a consultancy job on either of those two days I had to say “Sorry, I don’t do Mondays or Fridays”. I well remember the first time I said this to someone from the Judicial Studies Board who had rung me with an invitation to run a day’s course on appraisal. There was a long, shocked pause on the other end of the line and then “God, how wonderful to able to say that! Well, how about Tuesday?”

Professor John Murrell, MBE

All RSMs know that retirement has nothing to do with stopping work. I have retired three times from Homerton. During my first period of retirement, whilst nominally on what was supposed to be a two-day week working with the Vanderbilt University-Homerton programme, I found myself with more commitments than I had in ‘full-time’ employment. There were a number of reasons for this. To my great surprise I found myself being asked to do an increasing range and amount of ‘consultancy’ work. The invidious thing about such invitations is that one perceives them as probably one-off events and therefore the temptation is to accept any invitation that comes. The consequence of such an approach is that, if you do a reasonable job, what you had imagined to be a one-off becomes a permanent and repeated fixture. Unlike an academic year, there are no holidays in retirement. This is something which can lead the consultancy-grabbing, novice retiree to a continuous stream of commitments throughout the year. Fortunately, I was saved from this fate fairly early on by my daughter. She decided that I was doing too much and, taking my diary, pencilled through all the remaining Mondays and Fridays, with

While I remained for a while on some Boards of Examiners, the only thing I felt sure I had really retired from was Committees. When I took that first retirement in 1992, I was on 24 different committees, examining boards, advisory panels or working parties. I had the dubious honour of being the longest continually serving member of what had been in the 1970s the newly formed Faculty Board of Education. I even have a letter of thanks from the Secretary of the day to prove this. That it arrived eighteen months after it had been agreed by the Board that such a token of thanks should be sent, along with an apology for the ‘inordinate delay’, did not surprise me. Such can be the way with Committees, which someone once defined as “Groups of decision-makers who save Minutes, but waste hours”. Why then, with such an apparent aversion to committees, would I have the effrontery to put my name forward to chair the RSMs? I must admit I was influenced by tales of how such meetings are arranged. Probably no more than four a year and held in rotation at committee members’ houses, where the meeting is followed by luncheon with wine. This seemed a civilised way of doing things. I have also been conscious of the genuine goodwill, which characterises the activities and the ethos of the RSMs compared with some of those meetings I endured in the past when, just as we seemed to have reached a conclusion, a voice from the end of the table would say something like “ Now what exactly is the status of this decision?”.

the significantly different Homerton College of the future. The Homerton in which the majority of RSMs worked is no longer in existence. The purpose of the College, its structures and regulations, like the disciplines studied by its students, are now those of a Cambridge College, rather than the College of Education which once bore the name Homerton. A final (if any change can be final) stage in this process of change is in the offing. We would be wise to decide what contribution, if any, we wish the Homerton Retired Senior Members Association to give to the resulting institution and what, if anything , we can reasonably expect in return. Do we wish to ensure that the past history and tradition of the Homerton we all knew is appropriately acknowledged and remembered? If so, in what forms? The Association is almost certainly a unique group in the University of Cambridge. Unlike the Emeritus Societies of other Colleges, it includes in its membership a number of retired senior members of administrative staff. What will be our relationship with the possibly more academically biased Homerton Emeritus Society of the future? Will we merge, or remain separate? The chairing of the RSMs in the past has been in extremely capable and caring hands, most recently those of John Hammond. I am very aware of the honour of following in his footsteps and those of his predecessors. Throughout the 10 years allowed by the constitution of the Association, his conscientious devotion and commitment to maintaining not only the links between members, but also between RSMs and the College, has been outstanding. He will not merely be a tough act to follow; he may prove to be an impossible one. I can only promise to do my best.

Professor John Murrell, MBE George Peabody Professor Homerton 1968–2003

Another reason is that I believe this to be a crucial stage in the future development of the RSMs and their relationship with 11 11

NEWS OF RETIRED SENIOR MEMBERS Retirement will have a different meaning to many people, as those Homertonians who have retired will testify. RSMs are no different, but there is one constant element in our lives, and that is the friendships and memories of working together in College. Just as we are pleased to welcome new members to our midst [Julie Anghileri, Judy Barham, John Beck, Peter Cunningham and Stephen Grounds] so we are saddened when we lose members [Elisabeth Brewer and Ray Dalton].

sale of the site and changes in Government policy which saw the demise of Teacher Training colleges throughout the country.

Visits to the Lucy Boston House in April 08 and to Flatford Mill and Dedham in July 08 were followed by a different kind of visit to the Rolls Royce and Bentley Restoration Company and Museum in November 08. All of these resulted in contact with different members and their interests. But at the associated lunches, the conversations were always the same, catching up on each other’s activities and of course ‘News from College’. Like all Homertonians we are eagerly awaiting the decision of the Privy Council awarding the College its Royal Charter. This generation of RSMs has played a great part in the history of the College and in providing the platform for such an event. Many recall the ‘battles’ getting into Cambridge and the establishment of the BEd degree and the founding of the Faculty of Education; followed by the uncertainties of the possible

Derek Johnson 1966–1992 – Principal Lecturer in Chemistry and Science Education. After retiring in 1992, Derek continued to teach part-time at College for two years. Derek and Enid then started what for them has been a series of world travels by working in Turkey; based in Ankara 1995–96. Derek taught ‘Teacher education’ for the World Bank Project followed by two years of short term consultancies for the World Bank and the British Council. Overseas holidays continued thereafter but gardening, grandchildren and applied chemistry [wine making] keeps him busy.

Following on from previous years we record the retirement activities of a few RSMs. Alec Gallagher 1972–1992 – Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences. On retirement Alec and Diana moved to the North Norfolk coast where walks in the bracing airs keep them fit and well.

Philip Rundall 1973–1998 – Senior Lecturer in Art. Since retiring Philip has been running private painting and drawing classes. After

switching to watercolour in his own work, he has won three prizes at the Royal Watercolour Society Exhibitions. He also continues to perform on the guitar. He keeps in touch with former colleagues including Richard Light [Mathematics]. Frances Turner [née Weddell] 1966–1987 – Senior Lecturer in Modern Languages. Frances continues to live in the environs of Cambridge, having moved from Shelford to Histon. She is much involved in U3A, following courses in French, Music and Poetry. She is travelling less these days but still visits a friend in Hove. Frances keep in touch with many former students including some from Japan. M Barbara Wallis 1966–1983 – Lecturer in French and Warden Tutor. On retiring Barbara moved from her Cambridge house to a flat near Midsummer Common, then to Cottenham, and is now back in the City. She keeps in touch with a number of former students.

John A Hammond March 2009 Former Keeper of the Roll

RSMs visit to Rolls Royce and Bentley Restoration Company and Museum in November 08. Thanks to Geoffrey Robinson for permission to reproduce the picture


DEATHS OF FORMER COLLEAGUES Elisabeth Brewer [née Hoole] 1923–2008

Ray Dalton Principal Lecturer in Education 1969–1986

Senior Lecturer in English 1965–1988 Elisabeth was born in Highgate, London but spent most of her childhood in Worcestershire where her father was a vicar. She was educated privately until aged eleven, when she was sent to a boarding school. She left school at 16 and went to work in a drawing office, where she acquired her wonderfully neat handwriting which many students will recall. In 1945 she was accepted by Birmingham University to read English and this is where she met her husband to be – Derek. In January 1946 she was at home waiting to go up to University when her father volunteered her to teach the Infant Class in the local school. Her teaching career started here and, after University, she taught at a secondary school in Birmingham before the family [Derek and her 3 children] moved to Japan where she taught English part-time. In 1958 the family returned to Birmingham before coming to Cambridge in 1965, and Elisabeth was appointed to Homerton in that year. Students will recall her great enthusiasm for the teaching of English Literature. She wrote several commentaries on Chaucer, a book on the sources of the Gawain poet and a biography of TH White. Dr Derek Brewer was elected Master of Emmanuel College [1977–1990] and during this time Elisabeth was very busy organising and hostessing events at the Master’s Lodge. Elisabeth’s interest extended beyond Education and Literature. She taught herself Italian when the family had a farmhouse in Tuscany and enjoyed art of every kind. She loved walking and made five visits to the Himalayas and, after her retirement, she also completed a half-marathon with Derek at the age of 60! A lovely, gentle lady, loved by all.

John Hammond March 2009

Ray came to Homerton at a time in its institutional life when things were – to put it mildly – in a state of flux. Teacher ‘Training’ had become Teacher ‘Education’, and the teaching profession was in the early stages of making a bid for the status of an all-graduate entry qualification. That was not easy, especially in the setting of the ancient University of Cambridge, with its emphasis on traditionally well-established subjects with undoubted academic rigour. Possibly for this reason, the Homerton Department of Education was probably unique in its day in having separate ‘discipline’ teams. People in the department saw themselves as Philosophers, Psychologists, or Sociologists, followed by ‘of Education’, but sometimes with that bit very much in brackets. While he respected the expertise of such colleagues, I think Ray thought this approach to preparing teachers was, quite simply, a bit daft. Ray was as interested in theory as anyone else, as is testified by his being on the diploma course at the Institute in Oxford, which led to his coming to Homerton and, later, by his study for his Masters degree. He just did not see himself as a Philosopher, Psychologist, or Sociologist. Instead he saw himself as a Teacher. Capable of drawing on all of these disciplines, and more, in order to do what he thought was the job of teachers: to encourage young people to have the

confidence to cope with the challenges of a world outside school, and to learn to love the process of learning for its own sake. Not surprisingly then, he did not easily fit into any of these ‘boxes’ of educational discipline. Fortunately for him, and even more so for us, in those halcyon days there was a remarkable degree of autonomy and flexibility in the system, and he was able to have the freedom to focus on those areas of the college work where his approach could be developed. He became a superb tutor on the one-year PGCE course, which, because of its time constraints, focussed more on the practice than the theory of teaching, Most of all he was able to concentrate on initiating and developing strong links between the college and schools, arranging secondary teaching placements and their assessment, and especially developing in-service training for teachers in school. He also played a seminal role in showing that the world of work and that of education need not be at odds with one another. Admired and respected alike by colleagues, students and the teachers in schools, he was seen as a rock of solid good sense, expertise and good humour. Ray had a vision of how the world was changing and, rather than bemoaning change, he wanted to be involved in bringing it about. I think he must have been very pleased to see the degree to which the schools with which he worked so hard to form links have now become the fundamental base of all teacher training. One example of his prescience was demonstrated when he retired. He was ‘dined out’ by the Education Department, and as a parting gift he requested what looked to most of us like a large silver record. For all we knew it could have been an Abba long player. In his farewell speech he explained to us that this would be the means by which all our lectures, presentations, visual aids and notes could be stored and made available to students. It was an early form of DVD. That was in 1986, more than 20 years ago.

John Murrell March 2009


HOMERTON ROLL KEEPER’S REPORT 2008–09 Introduction The Homertonian is one of the ways in which College maintains its links with its former students. Yours is one of 10,000 posted from College, and we give one to each Leaver. The Homertonian focuses on College News. It includes articles by students, allowing Roll Members to hear about the life and work of the College. The Roll News, now published each November, contains information about the Roll and its members. The later date enables more of your news to be printed. We must again thank Dr Janet Bottoms for all her hard work as the Editor of the Roll News. Both publications are on the Website, another way to keep in contact with College.

Membership There are 12,171 members on the Roll database, up 600 from last year, with 10,000 active members. We have identified nearly 2,000 ‘lost sheep’. Their names are listed on the website, with some printed later in this edition.

Reunions Some 250 attended the 2008 Reunion on Saturday and 100 the Dinner on Friday evening, both record turnouts. The College really buzzed with so many former students, and husbands, meeting again. We had more from the 1980s, and these younger Roll members did enjoy getting back together again. Dr Peter Raby, Vice Principal and former Head and Drama, gave an excellent talk on ‘The Arts 14

at Homerton’ with many former Drama students present. The format for the 2009 Reunion on Saturday afternoon has been changed to give more choice, and to ensure that group sizes for the tours are smaller; 80 on the Garden Tour last year was a bit overwhelming! Dr Peter Warner will talk about Homerton’s history, there will be music arranged by Barbara Pointon and Dr John Hopkins, and tours of the gardens and of the College. The special year groups will include two groups from the 1980s, and a group who left only 10 years ago. We also hope many former Drama students will come as Peter Raby stands down as Vice Principal in September; it will be good to celebrate all he has done for the College.

Activities Dr Peter Warner and Dr Peter Raby requested £480 from the Roll Committee to scan visual material and photographs in the archives. This will provide a rich and easily accessed resource for displays and exhibitions. A small group, including Philip Stephenson, Senior Treasurer, are developing stronger links with the Boat Club. Ann Muston, a recent Committee member, has written to former Boat Club members encouraging them to attend a Reunion dinner on Saturday evening 26th September. Diana Lucas, a current Committee member, is looking to see how the Roll can support the Boat Club financially. There were 144 former students and 9 Senior Members at the Leavers’ Dinner held on 20th February 2009. The Principal welcomed these returners, emphasising their continuing links with College and Cambridge. This was a very enjoyable evening with many meeting for the first time since graduation. In May 2008, 29 attended the Cambridge lunch, including 4 Fellows and 6 Retired Senior Members. Mr Steve Watts, Fellow and

Admissions Tutor, spoke on the changing pattern of Admissions as the College has diversified.

Links with Branches During 2009, Dr Peter Warner will have visited the London and Oxford Branches, and I visited the Manchester Branch in January. This Branch has a lovely new meeting place in the Cathedral Visitor Centre, the lunch was excellent, and I very much enjoyed meeting members. Ruth Pearson, a former Roll Committee member, was presented with a picture of College, thanking her for her work for the Roll and Branch. The Sheffield Branch has been reformed into the Yorkshire/Derbyshire Branch, and it gave me great pleasure to attend their first meeting. We thanked Chris Cox and Thelma Ramsbottom for their work in enabling this to happen. Branches are a good way to keep in touch with College, especially for those who are not able to come to Reunions.

Finance During the last financial year, the Roll had a small deficit but this was covered by our reserves. Dhiru Karia, the Roll Treasurer, efficiently looks after our finances. The College Trustees provide financial support for Roll events, including the Reunion, and for the printing and posting of the Homertonian. This is much appreciated. Thank you for your support, and also the Committee members for their hard work. All of us must thank Alison Holroyd, our Roll Secretary, for all she does to improve the service to members.

Dr Ian H Morrison Fellow and Keeper of the Roll

HOMERTON ROLL COMMITTEE Chair: Dr Kate Pretty [Principal]; Keeper of the Roll: Dr Ian Morrison; Editor of the Roll News and Fellow: Dr Janet Bottoms; Teaching Staff Member: Dr Peter Warner [Senior Tutor and College Archivist]; RSM: Mrs Carole Bennett; College Finance Officer: Dhiru Karia; President of HUS: Miss Casta Jones; The Vice-president [External] of HUS: Mr Nav Bilkhu; Past student members Mrs Lucy Barnett [Allen; 1961–1964], Mr Chris Cox [1992–1996], Mrs Dorothy Elven [Kemp; 1950–1952]; Mrs Erica Hirsch [Straw; 1965–1968], Mrs Diana Lucas [Barber; 1959–1961] and Mrs Pat Saxton [Hemmings; 1967–1971]

HOMERTON ROLL WEBSITE and Facebook The Homertonian pages of the website have been very successful over the last year. Many of you have completed update forms to let us know changes in your circumstances and many ‘lost sheep’ have returned to the fold. On the website you can also find out all of the latest College news and our plans for the future, obtain listings of events and other College activities, take a look at the research being undertaken by our Fellows and view our gallery of pictures. Both The Homertonian and the latest edition of the Roll News are available to view, and we have included useful links to the Cambridge University Development Office and to the Cambridge 800th Anniversary Campaign. We have recently set up a Facebook Alumni group, keeping you informed of events and other items of interest. This is particularly aimed at our younger members as a way of staying in touch but all would be welcome to sign up to our group. If you have a Facebook profile, type “Homerton College Cambridge Alumni” in the search box to find us. The website is at We hope that you will find the information provided useful and informative. We welcome your comments or suggestions for the site; please contact us at Alison Holroyd Roll & Alumni Secretary

Where Are They Now? We do not have the current addresses for about 16% of Roll Members. They are listed by year of entry to Homerton College; please help us if you know where they are. 1991 Georgina M Allen Jane S Atkins Amanda E Barke Maria Berry Sarah L Bettinson Sarah E Blunt Philippe F Boucry Fiona K Brocklesby Sarah E Brown Paul F Bushnell Janice Byford Russell A Cawley Fiona M Crust James M Davis Joanna M Dennis Raxha Dougal (Bhagdev) Helen Duckworth-Queckbörner (Duckworth) Karen M Durden Eric A Edmonds Daniel R Farmer Ian D Fitzgerald Wendy Foote Urma M Godden Jayne H M Gould Alison J Green Tracy A Gregory Allison Hadwin Avril L Hamilton Rebecca Harland Lucy Hewson Brita R A Hofmann Alexandra M Horlock Anne C Hoskins Peter Hughes Maria T Huntley Clare P Jackson Sarah J Jaines Alison Jolliffe Serena H Jones Catherine J King Rachel E Kneebone Anna R Lambert Dionne E Lambert Patrick Le Berre Deborah T Leahy Victoria A A Lee Christina L Lewis Gloria Livingstone Adrian J Lockwood Geoffrey A C Mansfield Beatrice L K Marks Karen A Mason Andrew J Matthews Kristiana G Mayer Emma V Mccreath Rachel J Mitchell Polly A Moody Susan A Morley Geoffrey K Morris Amanda L Nevill Susan S Ostrander Julie D Parker Patricia Parziale Daniel R Pearson Linda A Plummer

Clare P Rayner Katharine L Redman Helen M Rennison Mark Richardson Carla D Roberts Joy M P Roncken David C Self Michelle A Sharp Amanda F Shiach Allison-Marie Skipper Louise M Stark Josephine J Storey Rachel J Stubbs Katherin N Sugden Karl F Swinyard Alston Bryony L Tarbuck Richard A K Tarkpessi Melanie A Taylor Claire L Tinsley Benedicte L Titley Rosemary S Tooke Emma J Turner Jane E Unsworth Mark R Vause Noreen E Walker Christine M Westmore Rachel Wilson Rachel E Winfield Emma L Wood (Buckland) 1992 Tracy A Adam Emma L Aldren Ann D Beattie Kirsten J Body Karen J Brooks (Moore) Rachel Browning Steven L Burgess Caroline F Campbell Lambert Diane M Cant Joanne E Carter Alison R Chalmers Lisa R Cole Verity J E Collingham Katherine J Day Anne-Marie De Boer Helen S De Grey Katy L De La Haye Jeanne M F Del Colle Sarah B Fairweather Samantha Farrell Marcus A Faulkner Rebecca J Ferrari Gillian E Foreman Mary C Foreman (Hughes) Katie E Fowler Elizabeth A Freeman Michael W Friis Katharine H Fry Andre J Goddard Emma M Goddard Andrew J Green Kathryn M L Green Catherine T Grimston Felicity J Gunn Julia M Hale Elizabeth M Harrison 15 15

Sarah J Hatt Elizabeth A Hawker Sarah A Hervey Rebecca J V Hill Ian Hogg Beverley Horrocks Pamela J Hume Jason A Hunt Belinda C Hurley Leonie L Hurley Helen C Hyslop Lachhmi D Jassal Helen F Kedie Rachel H Kennerley Faye E Lamont Stephanie M Lazarus Helen Leone (Conor) Valeria Limentani Emma L Lundie Nicola J Marsland (Hammersley) Sharon A Massey Emma-Jane Mccallin Louise S Mccarthy Fatima Miles Ann E Misik Frances E O’Reilly-Cunningham Anita J Owen Katherine E Owens Andrew A Paterson Mark I Peck Sarah J Peck Jacqueline A Perry Helen S Platt Vanessa J Poole Julie D Poulson Lynda D Rodwell Amanda R Ryder Don I Smith Tarik R Stait-Gardner Kathryn A Stiff Alison J Sutton Jonathan R Swindells Andrew N Taylor Claire L Thomas Helen J Toone Susan D Turner Jayne C Vieler-Porter Paul A Voural Emily M Walker Rowena M Watts Angela Willetts Lesley S Williams Rosemary A Willoughby Joanne Wilson Kerrie J Woodford 1993 Lydia C Adams Cheryl A Atkins Rachel M Brogan Nichola A Browning Mitzi J Bruce Christine F Catchpole Anna C Couling Hazel G Crane Lucy A Faulkner Linda W Fenge (Finn) Stefan A Finnis Catherine E J Flight Andrew D Hargreaves Dawn M Haygarth Sarah E Heath Peter M Hindley 16

Lynne Holton (Baker) Jonas R Hurst Caroline R Lawley Carine I Macdonald Rebecca A O’Mahoney James V O’Neill Joan M Paul-Kedward Katherine E Peters Lucy R Pinnock Sarah E Price Elizabeth F Rickard Samantha L Roberts Anne E Rowland Cecile S Sartain Leila Shami Dian Shaw Kirsten M Shearon (Wright) Anne L Sheppard Diane Skeffington Sara L Stanley Shabiha Syed John E Talbot Heather M Taylor Philippa J Taylor Anne Whittaker 1994 Sarah R Allen Fakhri A S Al-Ramadhan Jennifer M Anderson Alexandra J Ayre Fiona A Baddeley Amanda J Baker Nadif M Barghouti Julie E Barham Janet S Barlow Daniel J Barnett Thomas R Beirne Susanna C I Beves Sarah E Bingham Graham N Birch Emma V Booth Sara I Bromley Elaine M Brunskill Naomi D Buckingham Smart Rachel J Bull Nicola R Bunyan Paul J Burgess Teresa S Burrell Justin W Burtt Fiona Byron Eoin M Campbell Miriam Cartwright Helen Casey-Green Peter W A Chamen Emma Chappelle-Hedges Kathrine J Christmas Catherine J Clarkson Sarah A Conant Julie A Coombes Charlotte E Cooper Laura A Coote Beth J Cosgrove Alison M Cowin Toni J Cummings Ann M D’Agostino Thomas H Davies Keira De Ste Croix Giles E F Delaney Joanne R Dernie Sarah L Dewey Sophie K H Dexter Katherine A Dickens Richard Dix

Eleanor J Dobson Vanessa L Dolphin James G Doust Nicola K Dove Mark J Draper Ruth E Eastham Andrew S Eddyshaw Salwa A Elsaeed Judith Entwisle-Baker Craig N Fathers Carolyn A Fear Elizabeth Fenwick Tessa Fleetwood Christopher J Foster Kim P E Gallon Colin Gambles Elizabeth J Gare Janet E Gatehouse Julie A Gawthrope Dale E E Gee Georgia Georganta Jonathan M Gilbert Sophie J Giller Kimberley A Gilman Pamela R Gilmore Ann S Gilson Mark J D W Girling Claire R M Good Hannah E Good Samantha L Goodfellow Steven J Greaves Helen Guerrini Alison J Haddock Stephen E Hall Steven J Handford Nasreen Hanif Robert I Harrison Nujmuddin Hasan Susan Hassall Martine I Hattersley Natalie V Hawkes Anne G F Hayward Antonia S F Hippisley Richard M Hirst Kathryn E A Holdsworth Anthony B B Horwood Lydia H Howitt Yuko Ichioka Caroline J Jackson Timothy J Kiteley Karen Lane Claire Langford Kersti J Lawrence Susan R Lawton

Richard T Leap Clare J Logan Tanya Love Joanne H Mackrill Elizabeth H Malcolm Daniel J Martin Jane P Martin Nicholas Mcdonnell Catherine Mcgregor Paul D Medland Melissa J Mills Ruth V Moore Lucy A Mullis Jane B Nash April Oakley-Bartram Sheila O’Neill Catherine J O’Shea Anthony M Pallett Michael J Parker Helen R Passmore David J Pearson Salli J Pitcher Samuel A M Pullan Kate J Rabey Tulo D Raistrick Sally E Rees Caroline Rendle Elizabeth Rhodes Jonathan B E Riches Nicola L Rowland Robert L Sage Joanna E Simpson Anita H Spires Jill Springham Catherine A Stanton Sarah E Stratton (Pearson) Natasha M Swallow Caroline J Thomas Joanna Took Lucy J Tregunna Emma L Walden Mark Wall Mark Walmsley Mark Wareham Janet M Watson Simon J Watson Daviona L Watt Grant A Wilson Clare Wingham Charlotte L Wood Andrea Woolnough Louise Yarroll Sonja Yunus Tatiana A Yurasova

Memories of Homerton – A request for your memories of student life at Homerton

The college is planning to publish a book to celebrate the evolution of Homerton over so many years, and culminating, it is hoped, with the Royal Charter that will finally establish it as a full college of Cambridge University. As part of the celebration we would like to include ‘snapshots’ of the student viewpoint for every decade since the war. These will be edited paragraphs based on the memories of as many old-Homertonians as possible, and Janet Bottoms, editor of the Homerton Roll News, who has taken on this task, would value responses, views and recollections from any of you. Please email them to Janet at or address to her at Homerton. Dr Janet Bottoms May 2009

HOMERTON ROLL MEMBERSHIP The Homertonian is sent to every member of the Homerton Roll for whom we have a current address. Please help us to keep in touch by letting us know of your new address, telephone number and email. In order to keep costs down we are sending an increasing number of invites by email. It also helps if you remind Homerton friends that we need to know where they are too. We also welcome new members. If you know of a Homertonian who was in residence before 1980, is not a member of the Roll and would like to join, please contact the Keeper of the Roll, Dr Ian Morrison. Life membership for these former students is still £15.00 and covers the cost of the annual mailing. All other services, including the annual publication The Homerton Roll News, are provided on a break-even basis. Current Roll members are automatically on the University alumni list. As members, you should receive copies of CAM Magazine, which is published three times each year. You are also entitled to a CAM Card, which identifies you as a member of the University, and allows you to visit the Colleges on the Backs without paying an entrance fee. Discounts are available in some shops, including the Cambridge University Press Bookshop. If you need help, do contact us. When in Cambridge, members are entitled to use the following facilities [please bring your CAM card with you when visiting College, unfortunately College has had to increase its security measures]: • The Dining Hall, Buttery and Bar; • The Library for reading purposes; it is not possible to borrow books; • Members can attend Formal Hall which is held every Tuesday during term time; the Roll hopes to identify one Formal Hall a term which, linked to the seminar at 6pm, will particularly attract Roll Members. Please contact Alison Holroyd in the Roll Office if you would like to attend a Formal Hall, information is available on the website at Dr Ian Morrison

Ms Alison Holroyd

Keeper of the Roll

Roll & Alumni Secretary

THE HOMERTON ROLL NEWS The Homertonian focuses on the College, its present activities and future plans. It also contains information about the Roll and its activities. The Roll News is a newsletter for members of the Homerton Roll. It concentrates on news sent in by members of the Roll, news about Branches and reports of the Reunion. It includes death notices and obituaries. We also welcome longer accounts from Homertonians of their work, travels, publications awards and achievements. The Editor, Dr Janet Bottoms, really does encourage articles under the general heading of ‘After Homerton’. By publishing in November, we are able to include so many more of your updates, and also accounts of the Reunion. The closing date is 30 September. You just have time to include Reunion reminiscences and photographs. Do keep us busy; it is your NEWS.

Tel: 01223 747270 Email:

ROLL REUNION PROGRAMME This year’s Reunion programme has been changed to allow more choice. Last year, in the brilliant sunshine, the numbers opting for tours, and especially the garden tour, were overwhelming. So the garden tour and tour of the College will occur twice. Dr Peter Warner will talk about the History of the College, important at this time of transition to full College status. Our music exhibitioners will be making music in the comfortable surroundings of the Combination Room. And you are invited to join in the music making. To help us with the arrangements, please fill in the last section of the booking form; but we will not hold you to your choice.

Music in the afternoon/ The Old meets the New

Talk: New images of Homerton College

Current exhibitioners will offer a selection of vocal and instrumental pieces.

Dr Peter Warner, Senior Tutor , has been researching Homerton’s past, and has unearthed more of the History of Homerton in London. He can tell us about the staff, the students, and the buildings.

Former Homertonians are invited to sing/play. Please tell us what you would like to do and the timing of piece(s) so that a programme can be drawn up.

A Musical Interlude: a chance to relax in convivial surroundings and listen to music, not necessarily in silence. Haydn and Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven wrote string quartets and played piano as a background to salon conversations! Venue: Combination Room – comfy furniture and the possibility of opening doors so that the music can drift outside and be enjoyed by people indoors or out.

Do contact Barbara Pointon on before 14 September. A tribute to past and present talents.

Boat Club fund raising dinner We are holding a dinner on the Saturday evening when we hope to bring together as many former Boat Club members as possible. The price for this dinner includes a donation to the Boat Club. Ann Muston has written about this earlier in the Homertonian. We realise that not everyone can make the Reunion Dinner on the Friday evening, so, if you are not a former rower but want to have a dinner on the Reunion weekend you also will be very welcome.


BRANCH CONTACTS AND NEWS During the year, there are groups of Homertonians meeting together around the country, so if you are unable to make it to the Cambridge Reunion, you may find that there is an active group near you. Each group has a local secretary/organiser. Cambridge

Dorothy Elven – 01223 324215 Anthea Wicks – 01223 234706 London

Erica Hirsch – 0208 941 1084 Jean Carnall – 0208 788 0118 Manchester

At our Christmas meeting we were delighted to welcome three new members, Dorrie Jones, Diana Lucas and Barbara Nye, so our membership is now about thirty.

Erica Hirsch (née Straw) Dorothy Elven (née Kemp) 1950–1952

Our summer outing began with a river trip in the opposite direction to last year. We sailed to Greenwich and visited the National Maritime Museum, the Old Naval College and the Royal Greenwich Observatory. This day turned out to be even more fascinating than we had anticipated and most of us felt we could have enjoyed longer time at these three free national museums, and resolved to return. We marvelled at the tourists taking photos of the Greenwich meridian but some of us could not resist having ourselves photographed at that point! Before taking the boat back to Westminster we enjoyed afternoon tea at the charming Royal Teas café.


Dr Dorothy Evans – 01865 240209

Cambridge Area Homertonians We had a delightful Coffee Morning in September at the home of Anthea Wicks in Impington. In early December we had a well attended Coffee Morning with mince pies to get us into the Christmas spirit. We agreed to continue to have two more Coffee Mornings or lunches up to the Summer. We hope to have a get-together shortly in my house and then, weather permitting, to hold a bring-and-share lunch in my garden during June/July. 18

The Manchester Branch is still flourishing. We are particularly pleased with the Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre as our venue for the A.G.M. in October and the Luncheon in January. This year’s was our 95th Annual Luncheon! It was a pleasure to welcome Dr Ian Morrison as our College guest, as well as three new members. A picture of College was presented to Ruth Pearson (1948–50) who was retiring as Treasurer after many years of devoted service. The presentation was made by our senior member, Margaret Mackie (1938–40).

Margaret Blott (née Davies)


Thelma Ramsbottom – 0114 2585433

Manchester Homertonians

Come-if-you-can in 2008 was a visit to the Rylands Library. On 22nd April 2009 we plan to meet at the City Art Gallery at 11am and explore it at our leisure, gathering for lunch together at 12.30. Any Homertonian would be welcome to join us there.

Elise Wylie – 01914 885106

Chris Cox – 01142314488

Jean Carnall (née Barrie)

London Branch





Margaret Blott – 01745 570913

Coral Harrow – 01258 820517

are interested, or if we do not have your latest email address. You can then be sure to receive our full and varied programme for the coming year.


For pre Christmas drinks we met at the Crusting Pipe in Covent Garden. Carols and other music played and sung in the courtyard outside the wine bar contributed to the Christmas cheer. We were pleased to welcome several alumni who had not previously joined us. A few of us transferred to the restaurant to enjoy an excellent meal.

Newcastle upon Tyne Branch The North East group meets twice yearly, in March and October. We would very much welcome new members to our group. At present we are 14 in number but rarely achieve a full turn out.

Our next planned meeting is on April 26th when we will visit the Sir John Soane’s Museum in Holborn, meeting for tea later at the British Museum. We look forward to the short talk to be given by Dr Peter Warner about this Holborn museum over a ‘pub lunch’ immediately before entering the museum, which has been described as one of London’s ‘hidden treasures’.

Our meeting place  for  October 2009 will be the Great North Museum. It has two venues, the Hatton Gallery and the Hancock museum. The projected date is 7th October. Do join us if you are in the area. As well as visiting the many wonderful locales in the area we enjoy coffee, lively conversation and excellent lunches.

Details of the forthcoming visit will be emailed to all those on our database before the end of March. Please email Erica or Jean if you think you might not be on this and

The photograph was taken at our last Autumn meeting at the home of Muriel and Jeff Harris where we enjoyed a splendid lunch prepared by Muriel and heard about

Evans (45–47), where she has been four times to work with the teachers and schools and also to visit children having lessons from travelling teachers in their own homes out in “Camp” – as they call their “Outback”! In June 2009, at the suggestion of our member, Jean Creasy (1948–50), we are planning a visit to the Mary Hare School for the Deaf at Newbury, with a talk and tour of the school. the wonderful work done by them and others for children in Palestine.   Our Spring meeting took place in March 2009 at Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House Museum. The present watch house was built in 1887 and is a repository of fascinating objects illustrating the tragedies and heroics of those engaged in saving life at sea. We came away very much enthused by all we had seen and heard.  Elise Wylie (née Wood) 1958–1960

Oxford Branch Oxford Branch members continue to enjoy our meetings, which normally occur about three times a year. Sometimes, we all meet in the lovely Manor House of Sonia Hewitt (44–46) and her husband, Ron, at Toot Baldon, near Oxford, and at other times we make a visit to a place of mutual interest in the area. We welcome ideas and talks from any of the group, as each one has a unique story to tell about their experiences. Among our recent events, we met at Toot Baldon on 14 October 2008, for a brief business meeting, followed by a “Bring-andShare” lunch, and then a talk with slides about the Falkland Islands from Dorothy

We are delighted that, on 4 July 2009, Dr Warner has agreed to come to talk to us at Toot Baldon, about his work at Homerton, especially concerning the Arts, including the magnificent Arts collection owned by Homerton. In August/September 2009, we are looking forward to a talk, at Toot Baldon, from our member, Alison Hall (58–60), about her career as librarian in many places in the world. Later on in the year, we hope to have another talk by Alison, this time in Cheltenham, about the Museum, including a visit there. In 2010, one of our meetings will include a visit and tour of the Bodleian Library in Oxford, led by Peter Jackson, husband of our member, Christine (57–59). Peter is an official guide at the Library. We are always pleased to welcome visitors and spouses to our meetings, so do consider coming to visit us. If you can do so, please contact either Sonia Hewitt (The Manor House, Toot Baldon, Oxford OX44 9NG, Tel: 01865 343398) or Dorothy Evans (Flat 8, Diamond Court, 153 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7AA, Tel: 01865 515341).

Sheffield Branch – Yorkshire and Derbyshire Branch The Sheffield branch has been in discussion with Homerton regarding its future. Meanwhile two of us continue to meet for lunch on the second Friday of the month. Anyone is welcome to join us. The Branch has been re-launched with the intention of attracting members from across Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Its first meeting, a lunch in Sheffield Cathedral’s Visitor Centre, was held on Saturday 18th April. Dr Ian Morrison, Keeper of the Roll, spoke about developments at College. It is hoped to plan two or three meetings each year. Chris Cox 1992–1996

Thelma Ramsbottom (née Cooper) 1951–1953

Wessex Branch Last October 2008 we met at “the Bird in Hand”, a Somerset pub near North Curry. Afterwards Brenda Buchanan wrote saying: “Just a note to say how much we enjoyed the Wessex group lunch on Saturday. It really was a very pleasant occasion and we thought the ‘back room’ at the Bird in Hand proved an excellent venue. And how the conversation flowed too!” I always try & find places of interest to visit for these lunches! Coral Harrow (née Hemsley) 1949–1951

Dr Dorothy Evans 1945–1947

JEAN RUDDUCK BURSARIES Are you a practising teacher? Trying to find time and space to finish a project? Undertaking research? Homerton offers bursaries to former members who would like to return to Cambridge for a couple of weeks to use the libraries, work with colleagues in the College or various Faculties of the University or simply write and think. We know how difficult it can be to quarry time out of a professional or domestic regime – most people seem to work at midnight on the kitchen table. However, we can help. The

late Jean Rudduck, Professor of Education and Fellow of Homerton, did so much to help teachers and pupils find a voice and we intend to use part of a fund set up in her memory to enable former Homertonians to have time for further study and to write. We intend to offer bursaries for up to two weeks to cover the cost of bed and board at Homerton, membership of the Senior Combination Room, access to libraries and IT services and some travel. We cannot stretch to cover classroom replacement so you may wish to use such an opportunity at half-term or in the school holidays. A bursary

can be split over two week-long half-terms or even taken piecemeal up to the equivalent of 14 nights stay. There are no constraints on what Jean Rudduck scholars might choose to do. The only criteria for eligibility are that you should be a practising teacher and that you can define your purpose for being in Cambridge to study. We hope to be able to take scholars at any time of year but may be a bit tight on space in the Michaelmas Term. For a simple application form, write to Dr Kate Pretty, Principal, Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PH.


HOMERTON ROLL ANNUAL REUNION Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September 2009 SPECIAL ANNIVERSARIES organised for this Reunion

PROGRAMME Friday 25 September 19.30 Dinner in the Fellows’ for 20.00 Dining Room

Saturday 26 September Members of the Homerton Roll and their families are invited to visit the College for the day. Special Anniversary groups – meetings independently arranged.

Please contact the people named below for more information on your Special Reunion this year. If your year is not mentioned and you would like to help organise a Special Reunion, please contact the Keeper of the Roll on 01223 747270.




Contact: Mavis Smith (Roberts) Tel: 01603 453337 Contact: Coral Harrow (Hemsley) Tel: 01258 820517 & Shirley Cawthra (Beardwell) Tel: 0161 439 3420


Registration; Coffee available


Principal’s Address in the Auditorium


Sherry Reception, followed by lunch with wine



Tours of the College and Gardens

Talk – ‘New Images of Homerton’ given by Dr Peter Warner, Senior Tutor

40 YEARS IN 1969–1972/1973

Contact: Elizabeth Cutter (Walton) Tel: 01725 511870 Email: & Rachel Benwell (Thompson) Email:

RSM Annual General Meeting


Contact: Brenda Thompson Tel: 01582 620731


Tours of the College and Gardens



12.15 [approx]


Music in the Combination Room by current exhibitioners, you can also join in. Tea – open to all attending

19.30 Alumni Boat Club Dinner for 20.00 in the Fellows’ Dining Room

Please return the booking form and appropriate remittance by Friday 4 September 2009. The University’s Alumni weekend will be held from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 September 2009. A full programme of the University’s events can be obtained from: Cambridge Alumni Relations Office (CARO) 1 Quayside Bridge Street Cambridge CB5 8AB Tel: +44 (0)1223 332288 Email:

1957–1959 1959–1961


1979–1983 1984–1989 1988–1992


Contact: Christine Jackson (Riley) Tel: 01865 873246 Contact: Diana Lucas (Barber) Tel: 01487 822812 Contact: Barbara Nye (Race) Tel: 01223 232354

Contact: Tim Scott Email: Contact: Phil Coldicott Tel: 07836 631633 Email:

Students leaving in 1999

Please contact Alison Holroyd, Roll & Alumni Secretary Tel: 01223 747270


Please contact Alison Holroyd, Roll & Alumni Secretary Tel: 01223 747270

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 305September 2009 Copy deadline for the 2009 Homerton Roll News 255September 2009 Annual Reunion Dinner in College 265September 2009 Annual Reunion in College 265September 2009 Boat Club Reunion Dinner in College 195 February 2010 Recent Leavers’ Dinner in College

175 March 2010 Items for inclusion in the 2010 Homertonian to be submitted 85 M  ay 2010 Cambridge Members’ Luncheon 305September 2010 Copy deadline for the 2010 Homerton Roll News 245September 2010 Annual Reunion Dinner in College 255September 2010 Annual Reunion in College

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Homertonian - Number 13  
Homertonian - Number 13  

Homertonian - Number 13