Category Archives: Homerton College news

A very warm welcome to Homerton College Library!

A very warm welcome to all our new students and to all the familiar faces that have popped in to the Library to say hello – welcome back! After the whirlwind of subject-specific inductions for Freshers, Higher Degree Inductions, as … Continue reading

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Library refurbishment progress

Here are a few photos showing the progress in the refurbishment of Homerton College Library. Most of the preparatory work has already been done and we are now awaiting delivery of the new shelving and other new furniture beginning next week. Click … Continue reading

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New look for Homerton College Library

Librarian, Liz Osman, shares her plans for a completely new look to Homerton College Library—including a new self service system—to be introduced in September 2012. This will be the first full refurbishment of the library for at least 15 years (when the library moved in to … Continue reading

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Philippa Pearce Memorial Lecture 2011

It is almost five years ago since local author Philippa Pearce died on 21 December 2006. Since 2008 the Faculty of Education, sponsored by Homerton College, has celebrated her contribution to children’s literature with the annual Philippa Pearce Memorial Lecture. This year’s lecture … Continue reading

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Opening of Queen’s Wing

There is a new display near the entrance of the library showing the Queen Mother opening Queen’s Wing in 1956. The information is from Homerton College Archive.

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Recent news items

University Library: Christmas vacation borrowing for undergraduates started Friday 18 November. Link. (Our own vacation borrowing starts this Friday, 25 November). The Centre of South Asian Studies: moving to new premises between 14 December and 16 January 2012. Access to … Continue reading

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eduroam wi-fi now at Homerton College

Homerton College’s wi-fi service is now part of the international eduroam wi-fi network. eduroam allows users to get network access (via a wide range of devices) at any institution connected to eduroam. Depending on local policies at the visited institutions, eduroam participants may also have … Continue reading

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Plagiarism: University statement revised

The University has recently updated its plagiarism policy, which is now available online at http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/plagiarism/. This substantial revision includes an amendment to the University-wide statement on plagiarism: that a student may be found guilty of an act of plagiarism irrespective of … Continue reading

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Cambridge Science Festival Display

Cambridge Science Festival takes place March 14th – 27th. There is a display in the library with booklets showing the activities. There is an Open Day at Wandlebury Country Park just up the road from Addenbrooke’s Hospital on Sunday March 27th … Continue reading

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Photographs of three mythological figures

On Thursday March 4th three mythological figures were working in the library all day. There is another picture behind the library desk.

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The History of Homerton College library 1894-2011

A display  about the history of the library at Homerton College has been set up at the entrance to the library . Homerton College library started in the Macaulay Room , then moved to the current Fellow’s Dining Room in … Continue reading

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Tree planting and book launch pictures

The Homerton College Alumni Facebook page has some photographs of the tree planting and book launch which took place last Thursday (2 December). These events were further celebrations to mark Homerton College’s Charter Year. The commemorative oak tree, funded by a collection … Continue reading

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New book to celebrate Homerton’s Charter Year

A new book has been published to celebrate a significant moment in the long history of this College—Homerton: The Evolution Of A Cambridge College edited by Dr Peter Raby and Dr Peter Warner (ISBN 1-900908-57-3). It is published by the Principles & … Continue reading

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University Library to allow all undergraduates to borrow

Message from Anne Jarvis, University Librarian, Cambridge University Library: I would like to draw your attention to a Notice that appeared in the Reporter on 21 July 2010 which is summarized below: On the recommendation of the Library Syndicate the General … Continue reading

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College Charter Celebrations include new poem by Carol Ann Duffy

Last Saturday, 12 June, Homerton College celebrated the award of the Royal Charter and becoming a ‘proper’ Cambridge College. There were speeches by Dr Kate Pretty (Principal of Homerton College), Prof Alison Richard (Vice-Chancellor of the University), and Sir David Harrison (former … Continue reading

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Summer vacation borrowing

From this Friday, 4 June, we will start lending for the summer holiday period. The return date for all items will set to Wednesday 13 October. Also any items you now have on loan should be renewed if you still need them, or … Continue reading

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Homerton College receives a Royal Charter

From the College website news page: The Fellows of Homerton College are delighted and proud to announce that the College has received a Royal Charter, coming into effect on Friday 12 March 2010, making Homerton a College of the University … Continue reading

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Easter holiday borrowing starts today

Holiday borrowing starts today. The return date for all items is now Monday 26 April 2010. Today, Friday 5 March, is the set return date for all items you have on loan. These items need to be renewed as soon as possible—especially if you want to keep … Continue reading

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Carol Ann Duffy and poetry at Homerton

The Swearing-in Ceremony for an Honorary Fellowship for Ms Carol Ann Duffy (the current Poet Laureate) will take place at Homerton this Wednesday, 6.00pm, in the Combination Room. Note that attendance is by invitation only. At the ceremony there will also be … Continue reading

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Homerton College Royal Charter

From Gale Bryan, Bursar and Fellow of Homerton College: The Privy Council Office have advised the College that on 17 November Her Majesty in Council ordered the Application of the Great Seal to the Royal Charter of Homerton College. The … Continue reading

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