About Homerton College
Homerton College first received its charter as a self-governing college at the University of Cambridge in 2010. The college reformed its academic structure and subject offerings in conjunction with Cambridge’s standards in 2001, and submitted for full-collegiate status in 2007. With over 1,200 students it is the most populous college of the University of Cambridge.
History of Homerton College
Protestant dissenters attending universities in London in 1730 began the Kings Head Society to help male students learn about the Christian ministry. After it obtained a residence on Homerton High Street, the group changed their name to Homerton Academy Society and then Homerton College Society.
The society moved to Cambridge in 1894, where they resided in the buildings of the former Cavendish College in Hills Road. It then took on the name of Homerton College, but had not yet gained official association with Cambridge University. When the group, previously all female, added males to their student population, Cambridge recognized Homerton as an Approved Society of the university.
Having started as an educational society for those seeking to learn about the Christian ministry, Homerton originally focused on bachelor’s degrees in education. However, as an official college at Cambridge, Homerton now supports a diverse range of subjects and several Tripos (the term used to describe the subjects students declare as their bachelor’s degree area of study) to study and research.
Hoemrton College Grounds
Homerton College has more green space than any college at Cambridge. The grounds have several wild orchards and offer habitats for species including rabbits, carrion crows, and stock doves. Students often relax in the grass and orchards during the warmer months at school.
Homerton College Contact and Location
Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PH
Tel: +44 1223 747111
Fax: +44 1223 747120
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