lpl 全场大小 /news Homerton College News en lpl 全场大小 /news/The%20Face%20of%20a%20Medical%20Breakthrough <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Professor Ravindra (Ravi) Gupta joined Homerton as a Professorial Fellow in October 2019, in the wake of mass media interest. As the scientist responsible for the second ever case of a patient being effectively ??cured?? of the HIV virus, 12 years after the first, he was in demand as an interviewee everywhere from Radio 4??s Today programme to the New York Times. This March, as the individual so far known only as ??the London patient?? reveals his identity as 40-year-old Adam Castillejo, Ravi is once again the face of a medical breakthrough that could have huge global implications EC if it can be replicated.</p><p>Born in London to Indian parents, Ravi visited family in India regularly as a child, and has a lifelong fascination with travel.</p><p>?I became interested in diverse populations, and after taking medical electives all over the world I knew I wanted to do something international,? he explains.</p><p>While studying Medicine at Cambridge (his first College affiliation was to Downing), he also took courses from the Human, Social and Political Sciences Tripos, and was fascinated by the juxtaposition of medicine and politics. He then completed a Masters in Public Health at Harvard, before undertaking malaria research on the Thai/Burmese border. As a junior doctor he chose infectious diseases as his focus, working in Paris during the SARS outbreak, where he also encountered large numbers of HIV positive patients, predominantly from West Africa.</p><p>?I was interested in the HIV drugs that were becoming available in the developing world, and in how cells respond to viruses. I then did my PhD, in drug resistant HIV, at UCL.?</p><p>In 2015, while working as a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in infectious diseases at UCL, Ravi was approached by a London hospital with a potential case study. Since 2008, when Timothy Brown became the first ever patient with HIV to be free of the virus, scientists had been hoping to replicate the case. The circumstances of the London Patient appeared to meet the criteria.</p><p>In Timothy Brown??s case, a bone marrow transplant intended primarily to treat his leukaemia had rid him of the HIV virus. The London Patient had both HIV and Hodgkin??s lymphoma, for which a transplant was the only chance of a cure. As in the previous case, the best donor match available had a rare natural mutation to the CCR5 gene, which results in a natural resistance to HIV. The question was whether this resistance would effectively cure the patient of HIV, as a side effect to the lymphoma treatment.</p><p>A bone marrow transplant is a risky and unpleasant procedure. ?It??s a complete clear out of the patient??s own cells, which would be very extreme in a healthy patient,? Ravi explains. ?The London Patient had a lot of infections immediately afterwards, and there??s always the threat of Graft versus Host disease, in which the transplanted cells from the donor try to fight the recipient??s body.?</p><p>Given that, if it is diagnosed early enough, HIV patients in the developed world with access to antiretroviral treatment have generally good outcomes, the question is whether such an extreme treatment would be worth it.</p><p>?Can we identify people who aren??t doing well on the drugs as candidates for a milder form of stem cell therapy? People who start treatment late often have damaged immunity, and HIV is obviously still a huge threat to people who don??t have access to treatment, especially in developing countries.?</p><p>Now Professor of Clinical Microbiology and Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Clinical Science at Cambridge, Ravi??s primary research focus is on the increasing problem of drug resistant HIV, and the potential development of alternative treatments. His work had a significant impact on changing 2018 WHO guidelines on which first line drugs should be used to treat HIV positive individuals. While a cure that is applicable to all patients may not be an imminent prospect, the success of the London Patient is a hugely significant breakthrough.</p><p>Having moved to Cambridge last summer with his wife, a trainee surgeon at Addenbrooke??s, and their three small daughters, Ravi??s College base is now Homerton.</p><p>?I didn??t really think I??d be able to have the whole College experience and be part of a College community, given the intensity of my lab work and the fact that I??m also treating patients, as well as overseeing academic microbiologists? he says. ?But because Homerton is so near to Addenbrooke??s I??m able to be here relatively often for lunch in the Great Hall or a coffee in the combination room. It??s great to have that break from the hospital environment, and it??s such a fascinating mix of people to get to know.?</p><p>?</p><p>?</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-main field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="adaptive-image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive_800x600/adaptive-image/public/Ravi%20Gupta%203%20small.jpg?itok=leSvT5o_" alt="Professor Ravi Gupta" /></div></div></div> Tue, 10 Mar 2020 11:29:34 +0000 lk429 26128 at /news/The%20Face%20of%20a%20Medical%20Breakthrough#comments lpl 全场大小 /news/Booking%20opens%20for%20Philippa%20Pearce%20lecture <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Booking opens today for the Philippa Pearce Lecture, to be held on Thursday, 26 March. The event is a hugely popular fixture of the Homerton calendar, which this year celebrates the centenary of Philippa Pearce??s birth.</p><p>We are delighted that Geraldine McCaughrean has agreed to give the Centenary Lecture, entitled <em>100 Years of Gratitude</em>. The acclaimed author of more than 170 books for all ages from toddlers to adults, her work has been published in over 50 countries. Perhaps best known for her official sequel to JM Barrie??s masterpiece,<em> Peter Pan in Scarlet</em>, she has won numerous awards, including the Whitbread/Costa Children??s Book Award three times, and the Carnegie Medal twice, in 1989 and 2018.</p><p>Established in 2007 in honour of the distinguished and much loved children??s writer Philippa Pearce, the annual lecture celebrates excellence in literature for children and provides a platform for the very best children??s authors, poets and illustrators to reflect on their art.</p><p>This year, as part of the anniversary celebration, the event will also include the premiere of a short play, <em>Inside her Head</em>, inspired by Philippa Pearce??s short story and written by Nick Warburton. Winner of the BBC/Radio Times Drama Award, the Sandford St Martin Award and the Tinniswood Award, Nick is not only an award-winning writer for radio, stage and screen, but was also a personal friend of Philippa Pearce.</p><p>In homage to Philippa Pearce??s most celebrated work, <em>Tom??s Midnight Garden</em>, Homerton Library will also play host to <em>A Child??s Garden</em>, a special exhibition on gardens, real and imaginary.</p><p>For more information, and to register for free tickets, please visit the<a href="http://www.pearcelecture.com/booking/"> Philippa Pearce Lecture website</a>.?</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-main field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="adaptive-image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive_800x600/adaptive-image/public/Geraldine%20McCaughrean.jpg?itok=cAHTNAVE" alt="" /></div></div></div> Fri, 14 Feb 2020 14:23:36 +0000 lk429 26123 at /news/Booking%20opens%20for%20Philippa%20Pearce%20lecture#comments lpl 全场大小 /news/The%20secrets%20of%20floating%20gold <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Third year biological anthropology student Ruairidh Macleod has written a <a href="https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsbl.2019.0819">paper published by the Royal Society</a> demonstrating for the first time that jetsam ambergris, also known as ??floating gold??, is produced in all cases by sperm whales.</p><p>Ambergris, prized by the perfume industry for its musky scent, is a highly valuable but oddly mysterious substance. Secreted in the bile duct of the sperm whale, it can remain in the sea for decades, or even centuries, before being washed up and discovered. While it has long been known that much of it is the product of sperm whales, it has remained possible that it might have more diverse origins. Today??s paper appears to prove that sperm whales are the sole source.</p><p>?It has significant implications for understanding the origins of ambergris, and understanding the sperm whale??s metabolism and diet,? explains Ruairidh.</p><p>By sequencing the DNA of jetsam ambergris found in Sri Lanka and New Zealand, and comparing it with the DNA of a sperm whale found beached in the Netherlands, Ruairidh, in collaboration with a team of scientists in Copenhagen, has built up a more conclusive picture of the properties of ambergris than has ever been possible before.</p><p>?DNA methods are becoming more efficient, and ambergris preserves very well. It??s resistant to both microbial degradation and degradation from seawater, so some of the samples around today are up to 1000 years old. It??s possible that it also preserves gut microbiomes, which almost nothing preserves.?</p><p>As the genetic diversity of the whales around today has been reduced by population reduction, an expansion of the project to include more samples will also allow the team to assess the impact of whaling on the biology of surviving whales.</p><p>The breakthrough has generated international interest, including a write-up in the <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/04/science/ambergris-sperm-whales-dna.html">New York Times</a>.?</p><p>"I remember Ruairidh mentioning this idea to me about a year ago - a concept unconnected with his coursework," says Homerton's Senior Tutor, Dr Penny Barton. "It is amazing to see it followed through and published in a distinguished journal in such a short time. It's a fantastic achievement by a truly creative undergraduate."?</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-main field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="adaptive-image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive_800x600/adaptive-image/public/Ruairidh%20Macleod%20website_0.jpg?itok=pUege7f-" alt="Ruairidh Macleod" /></div></div></div> Wed, 05 Feb 2020 09:58:21 +0000 lk429 26121 at /news/The%20secrets%20of%20floating%20gold#comments lpl 全场大小 /news/A%20very%20Homertonian%20President <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Final year Homerton English student Hannah Shury-Smith has a lot on her plate. There??s <em>Othello</em>, opening today at the Cambridge Arts Theatre, for which she is the producer. There are submissions by new writers to assess for prizes and funding. And there??s the small matter of her degree, and the rapid approach of finals.</p><p>?It??s pretty intense!? she acknowledges. ?But theatre is a large part of why I applied to Cambridge in the first place.?</p><p>As President of the Marlowe Society, which was founded in 1907 and counts Ian McKellan, Derek Jacobi, Emma Thompson, Sam Mendes and Tom Hollander among its alumni, Hannah sees her role as multi-stranded.</p><p>?The Marlowe is the drama society with the most links to the professional industry EC we take over the Arts Theatre for the Lent term production, and there??s also the Marlowe Showcase, in which eight to ten graduating actors perform in Cambridge and the West End. It??s also a funding body EC we fund both new writing and interpretations of classical texts. And I also believe it has a role to play in promoting inclusivity, and providing BME actors with opportunities.?</p><p>This last priority reflects Hannah??s own route through the Cambridge drama scene. In her first year she played a minor role in that year??s Marlowe Arts Show production of <em>Romeo and Juliet</em> and joined the society as Membership Secretary. In her second she directed the Marlowe??s annual BME Shakespeare production, and in her third year she became the society's President.</p><p><em>Othello</em>, currently on the A Level English syllabus and therefore familiar to many recent school leavers, naturally encourages BME involvement as it demands a black actor in the lead role.</p><p>?Chris [Deane, who plays Othello] hadn??t done as much acting before as some others EC it??s good to demonstrate that you don??t have to have done a given amount in order to try out.?</p><p>The cast also includes two Homertonians, Georgia Vyvyan and Jamie Bisping (both third year, Education), as well counting another, Hannah Lyall (third year, Human, Social and Political Sciences) on the production team.</p><p>Post-Cambridge, Hannah sees herself in theatre, but is relaxed about the direction that ambition might take her.</p><p>?The people I respect most in the theatre world are very flexible EC I think that??s part of being a creator. My role model is Lynette Linton, the Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre, who came to speak to us last year. The thing she said that really stayed with me is that, in terms of BME representation, ??change has to come from the top??.?</p><p>Othello <em>is at the <a href="https://www.cambridgeartstheatre.com/whats-on/othello">Cambridge Arts Theatre</a> from Wednesday 29 January until Saturday 1 February.</em></p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-main field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="adaptive-image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive_800x600/adaptive-image/public/HSS.jpeg?itok=0zDHeZJ8" alt="" /></div></div></div> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 15:57:16 +0000 lk429 26119 at /news/A%20very%20Homertonian%20President#comments lpl 全场大小 /news/From%20Lodge%20to%20Launch <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Homerton Porter Alastair Meikle has an eye for aesthetics. As a trained gemmologist and former jeweller at the Ritz hotel, it went with the territory. But while his current role may not provide so much access to the sparkly side of life, its shift patterns allow time to pursue his other interest EC illustration.</p><p>Working with a 0.1mm graphic ink pen, Alastair has developed an artistic style which builds up pictures using thousands of tiny dots, creating a surreal, beautiful yet sinister effect. Having previously sold his prints as a sideline, art had been less of a focus in recent years until a friend asked him to illustrate her novel.</p><p><em>The Sisters Grimm</em>, by Menna van Praag, which weaves together fantasy, fairy-tales and feminism, proved a perfect inspiration.</p><p>?Menna??s such a visual writer, and we know each other so well that it was very easy to work together,? says Alastair. ?I loved it EC it was a very organic process.?</p><p><em>The Sisters Grimm</em> is published in the UK by Transworld/Penguin Random House. Its launch will be officially celebrated at Waterstone??s, Cambridge, on <a href="https://www.waterstones.com/events/an-evening-iwth-menna-vap-praag/cambridge">Wednesday 5 February</a>.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-main field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="adaptive-image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive_800x600/adaptive-image/public/Beauty%20and%20Beast%20Homerton%20site.jpg?itok=zq9KAjrX" alt="" /></div></div></div> Fri, 24 Jan 2020 14:42:32 +0000 lk429 26116 at /news/From%20Lodge%20to%20Launch#comments lpl 全场大小 /news/May%20Ball%202020 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>?</p><p>On Behalf of the Homerton College May Ball committee, we are inviting you to the Homerton May Ball to be held on 12 June 2020.</p><p>Students, Fellows, Alumni and friends will enjoy fabulous food and drinks and a huge variety of entertainment throughout the night, within the theme of Cupid and Psyche.</p><p>Homerton May Ball, taking place on Friday 12 June, will feature three stages for live acts playing different kinds of music, drag, magic and many more cabaret acts. Multiple food stalls not yet seen at a Cambridge May Week Event will also be featured, providing a multitude of different flavours.</p><p>Details of how to get your tickets are on the <a href="http://www.homertonmayball.com">May Ball website</a>.? Last year tickets sold out in record time, so don't miss your chance to grab a ticket to one of the best Balls in 2020.</p><p>Homerton May Ball is working in collaboration with<a href="https://www.titaniumtutors.co.uk"> Titanium Tutors</a> to bring you the best May Ball of 2020.</p><p>?</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-main field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="adaptive-image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive_800x600/adaptive-image/public/May%20Ball.jpg?itok=D_AlBmLj" alt="" /></div></div></div> Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:20:03 +0000 lk429 26115 at /news/May%20Ball%202020#comments lpl 全场大小 /news/Construction%20Underway%20for%20New%20Auditorium%20and%20Accomodation%20Wing <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Construction has begun on a new accommodation and auditorium wing at Homerton, to be named North Wing.</p><p>Designed by Ingleton Wood Martindales and being built by Barnes Construction, the new four-storey building, when completed in Spring next year, will provide an auditorium and two music rooms for students on the ground floor, and 18 en-suite guest bedrooms over the remaining three floors.</p><p>Bursar, Deborah Griffin OBE is pictured with Principal, Professor Geoff Ward and Mark Hart, Joint Managing Director for Barnes Construction. They were on-site as some of the 62 augered piles, ranging in length from seven to 22 metres in length, were installed to support the foundations.</p><p>Ms Griffin commented: ?It is great to see construction finally underway on a building that will enhance student life at Homerton. The auditorium will have retractable seating, so it will be a space that can be adapted for a number of uses, from lectures and conferences, to musical performances.</p><p>?We are also particularly proud that we will be harnessing renewable energy to supply heating to the building by installing a ground source heat pump.?</p><p>Preliminary work on site started in March with the demolition of the existing buildings and some relocation of existing services.</p><p>Once the foundations are complete, a steel frame will be erected to the first floor, with a timber frame supporting the remaining floors and the roof. The building will then be clad in quality facing bricks with stone surrounds to the windows, all of which will considerably improve the streetscape on Harrison Drive. The spaces provided by North Wing will?greatly enhance Homerton??s facilities and student experience, particularly in terms of provision for performing arts.</p><p>The construction programme will take 12 months and when completed, the new North Wing will have been joined to the existing adjacent D+E student accommodation building; which will also undergo a refurbishment.?</p><p>Mark Hart commented: ?We are delighted to once again be working with Homerton College. Cambridge is unique when compared to the rest of East Anglia and due to its standing and heritage for excellence in education and research, clients want their projects to be of the highest quality and specification. We are proud of the part we are playing in leaving a mark in one of the most historic cities in the UK.?</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-main field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="adaptive-image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive_800x600/adaptive-image/public/PNP%20170419%20BNS%200005.jpg.png?itok=CI06UiK7" alt="Photo: Professor Geoff Ward, Ms Deborah Griffin, Mr Mark Hart" /></div></div></div> Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:07:16 +0000 mdg56 26021 at /news/Construction%20Underway%20for%20New%20Auditorium%20and%20Accomodation%20Wing#comments lpl 全场大小 /news/Archaeology%20Fellow%20Elected <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Homerton College and the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research are pleased to announce Dr Carmen Ting as the fourth Renfrew Fellow in Archaeology, named in honour of the Institute's founding Director, Professor Lord Colin Renfrew. The Fellowship is to be held in association with a Junior Research Fellowship at Homerton.</p><p>Dr Ting has a PhD in Archaeological Science from the UCL Institute of Archaeology. Her doctoral research centred on the ??Maya Collapse?? by looking at the continuities and changes in the Maya ceramic economy using materials from Belize as case studies.</p><p>Carmen previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Leiden University as part of the ERC-Synergy NEXUS 1492 project, investigating the impact of European colonisation on indigenous pottery techniques in the Caribbean. She then joined the UCL Qatar Sudan Archaeological Project as research associate, examining the inter-craft relation between ceramic and iron production of the Kingdom of Kush in ancient Nubia.</p><p>Since 2017, Dr Ting has been a Marie Sk?odowska Curie European Fellow at the University of Cyprus, directing the ??GLAZE?? project on the suitability of using glaze traditions to examine socio-cultural interactions, setting the stage for her project at Cambridge for the Renfrew Fellowship.</p><p>In her upcoming project, Dr Ting will investigate the making of Islamic glazes. She says, ?Although Islamic glazes are known for their art-historical value, their true value, I would argue, lies in their revolutionary nature. Islamic glazes not only represent a technological revolution that sparked a new chain of innovations in glaze production paving the way to the Industrial Revolution, but also a social revolution that generated new economies and new representations of material culture since medieval times.? ?Our present understanding of the beginning and spread of Islamic glazes is largely based on the evidence from the Middle East and western Islamic world as represented by al-Andalus (Islamic Iberia). I will examine, for the first time, the glazes of Central Asia. Glaze production in Central Asia did not begin until after the region was brought under Islamic control, just as in the case of al-Andalus; but, the technologies that were used by the potters in Central Asia appear to have been different from?those in al-Andalus.?</p><p>?I??m interested in how glaze technologies in Islamic Central Asia developed. Is it possible that knowledge of glaze production was passed to Central Asia through the region??s involvement in the Silk Road trade? How can a comparison of the new evidence from Central Asia and the classic example of al-Andalus inform the factors that shaped the responses of local populations to the new demands brought by the Arabs???</p><p>Through archaeological science, Carmen will focus on the social dimensions of glaze technologies, focusing on the social processes and different levels of interactions between East and West involved in making Islamic glazes.</p><p>?In this sense, the Central Asian glazes might even represent the missing link that connected the Islamic glazes with medieval glaze tradition in China, Persia and Byzantium. This is the first step into investigating how glazed ceramics became a global phenomenon that still has a fundamental impact on our production and consumption habits today.? ?</p><p>On what the Fellowships mean to her Carmen says, ?I am absolutely over the moon on being selected as the next Renfrew Fellow, but I did not get here all by myself. I have received a lot of support, both professionally and personally, from my family, friends and colleagues, not only for this particular fellowship but also along the way. I feel very lucky, and grateful at the same time, to have such an amazing support network to fall back on. I hope I can offer the same support to my peers at the McDonald Institute and Homerton College.??</p><p>Dr Ting will take up the post on 1 October 2019.?</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-main field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="adaptive-image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive_800x600/adaptive-image/public/Dr%20Carmen%20Ting_1.jpg?itok=UocKqwQA" alt="Photo: Dr Carmen Ting" /></div></div></div> Thu, 06 Jun 2019 10:45:57 +0000 mdg56 26001 at /news/Archaeology%20Fellow%20Elected#comments lpl 全场大小 /news/Green%20light%20for%20extensive%20new%20sports%20facilities <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>We are delighted to announce that Homerton College has today, in partnership with St Mary??s School, Cambridge, received planning permission to substantially regenerate the school??s sports ground, located on Long Road, for the benefit of the students of both Homerton and St Mary??s School.</p><p>The redevelopment will include a range of enhancements to the existing provision including two new AstroTurf pitches for hockey, rugby and football; new netball and tennis courts; athletics facilities comprising a grass running track and field events facilities; practice nets for all ball sports; a new pavilion, including physio room, kitchen, and changing facilities; and floodlighting.</p><p>These extensive developments, located very close to Homerton, will greatly expand the range and quality of sporting facilities available to students.</p><p>The decison is exciting news for Homerton and St Mary??s School, but will also have a wider benefit for the local community. In support of Cambridgeshire County Council??s Health and Wellbeing Strategy, the facility will be available extensively for community use. Space for organised sport is extremely limited in the city centre and the growing need for sports facilities cannot be met by the current resources. By extending the use of the redeveloped grounds, both the school and the College hope that this will provide a much-needed additional resource for the people of Cambridge, as well as the students.</p><p>Of the Long Road development Homerton??s Bursar, Deborah Griffin OBE, said:</p><p><em>?This is great news for Homerton students and for St Mary??s School EC it??s increasingly important for student wellbeing that they have a focus in their lives besides academic work.? The partnership between Homerton and St Mary??s has been very productive for our institutions, and the proposal adds an important new facility for Cambridge community use."</em></p><p>Headmistress of St Mary??s School and Vice-President of the Girls?? School Association, Charlotte Avery, said:</p><p><em>?We are delighted that our sports fields will be developed to continue to keep young people fit and healthy for decades to come, and to be working in partnership with Homerton College on this venture. The fact that the wider community will also benefit from this redevelopment is of great importance to us.?</em></p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-main field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="adaptive-image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive_800x600/adaptive-image/public/Sports%20field%20pic.jpg?itok=tmvHE95F" alt="Image of the proposed new sports field" /></div></div></div> Thu, 08 Nov 2018 17:00:25 +0000 lk429 25597 at /news/Green%20light%20for%20extensive%20new%20sports%20facilities#comments lpl 全场大小 /news/Homerton%20Fellow%20Awarded%20%E2%82%AC15m%20ERC%20Research%20Grant <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>We are delighted to announce that Homerton Fellow <a href="/node/768">Dr Veronika Fikfak</a> has been awarded a ?1.5 million European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant by the European Commission.</p><p>Her project - <em>'A Nudge in the Rights Direction? Redesigning the Architecture of Human Rights Remedies'</em>? - explores how different approaches affect the way states comply with human rights requirements and incorporate them into their own domestic laws. Through research in six countries, the project aims to identify ways in?which human rights institutions can deter future violations.</p><p>The ERC received over 3,100 proposals from researchers around the world, and granted funding to just a handful of these. The ERC praised Dr Fikfak's proposal as 'highly creative and innovative', and 'ground-breaking'. Seven reviewers agreed that the project promised to generate 'significant outcomes'?for human rights and international law. Bringing together social scientists, behavioural economists and computer scientists from across the EU, the project will run for five years from 2019.</p><p>ERC Starting Grants are intended to support high calibre researchers at the beginning of their career, enabling them to form their own teams or programmes. Researchers must demonstrate the originality, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal. Grants are awarded purely on the basis of scientific excellence. Proposals which cross the boundaries between different fields of research, address new and emerging fields of research or introduce unconventional, innovative approaches are particularly encouraged.</p><p>Chair of the Faculty of Law, Professor John Bell, commented:?</p><p><em>"The award of this grant from the ERC is a stunning achievement by Veronika Fikfak. Only one in every eight evaluated projects across the EU are funded by the ERC. Not only does this show the high quality of Veronika??s own work, but it shows the continuing high standing of the research conducted in British universities among our European colleagues. We welcome the UK Government??s declared objective to continue to participate in European research schemes, and in the ERC in particular, for many years to come."</em></p><p>?</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-main field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="adaptive-image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive_800x600/adaptive-image/public/Veronika_2.jpg?itok=viWRNiNx" alt="Photo: Veronika Fikfak" /></div></div></div> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 08:02:44 +0000 gm410 25464 at /news/Homerton%20Fellow%20Awarded%20%E2%82%AC15m%20ERC%20Research%20Grant#comments lpl 全场大小 /news/Monsters%20and%20Me%20-%20The%20changing%20relationship%20between%20humans%20and%20those%20we%20create <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>On Saturday, 14 April, Professor Geoff Ward and Dr Beth Singler discussed Frankenstein, humans, robots, and unanswered questions which began 200 years ago.</p><p>200 years after the publication of?Frankenstein, why do we still love to be horrified by the monstrous? As we enter a new phase in Artificial Intelligence, do we turn to gothic fiction or science fact? Is the threat a monster of nightmare, or scientific progress overtaking our ability to adapt?</p><p>On Saturday, 14 April, Homerton College presented a discussion on what it means to be human in an age of artificial intelligence. Professor Geoff Ward and Dr Beth Singler discussed monsters in gothic literature and sci-fi movies, and how these depictions relate to the A.I. technology which is becoming more and more a part of everyday life. With some fantastic questions from the audience, topics under discussion included the difference between life and understanding, people going too far (both ethically and literally), friendship and slavery, robot rights and personhood, and, of course, Frankenstein??s monster EC still as alive as he was 200 years ago.</p><p>Professor Geoffrey Ward?is a renowned literary critic and Principal of Homerton College. He has written the first study of the New York School of Poets,?Statutes of Liberty?(1993/2001) among other books and essays. A Life Fellow of the?Royal Society of Arts, he has written and presented documentaries on American writers for BBC Radio, and has published several collections of poetry, including?Worry Dream?(2013). In 2016, Professor Ward published his first novel with?Garn Press.?You??re Not Dead?is the first book in a trilogy, The Midnight Books.?It builds on a lifetime??s enthusiasm for fantasy and other forms of genre fiction, explored with the aim to entertain, but also to raise serious questions about time, memory and whether what we see EC in life, as well as in the mirror EC is what is really there.</p><p>Dr Beth Singler is a digital anthropologist and a recently elected Junior Research Fellow at Homerton College. She is the Research Associate on the ?Human Identity in an age of Nearly-Human Machines? project at the?Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, exploring the social, ethical, philosophical and religious implications of advances in Artificial Intelligence and robotics. She is also an Associate Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI), collaborating on a CFI/Royal Society Project on AI Narratives. Dr Singler??s first book is an in-depth ethnography of the???Indigo Children???EC a New Age conception of science an technology, evolution, and spirituality.</p><p>The discussion was chaired by Dr Louise Joy, Fellow and Director of Studies in English at Homerton College. Dr Joy??s research interests are primarily rooted in the literature and intellectual history of the long eighteenth century (1688-1815). She is also interested in the relationships between literature and education.</p><p>The recording of this event will be available on the<a href="https://homerton250.org/story/monsters-and-me/"> Homerton 250</a> website shortly.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-main field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="adaptive-image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive_800x600/adaptive-image/public/Monsters%20and%20Me.png?itok=SS-dmHlZ" alt="Monsters and Me Poster" /></div></div></div> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:21:10 +0000 rmc76 25313 at /news/Monsters%20and%20Me%20-%20The%20changing%20relationship%20between%20humans%20and%20those%20we%20create#comments lpl 全场大小 /news/Letter%20from%20Homerton%20College%20to%20Universities%20UK <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Principal of Homerton College, Professor Ward, has <a href="https://www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/sites/default/files/imce/Letter.pdf">written to the Chief Executive of Universities UK</a> to express support for a continuation of a defined-benefit pension scheme, and to urge a sustainable solution to the current dispute.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-main field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="adaptive-image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive_800x600/adaptive-image/public/Homerton-College-Shield-for-screen.jpg?itok=L-fOWIu9" alt="Homerton College Shield" /></div></div></div> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:38:42 +0000 rmc76 25308 at /news/Letter%20from%20Homerton%20College%20to%20Universities%20UK#comments lpl 全场大小 /news/Homerton%20College%20celebrates%20250%20years%20of%20free-thinking%20education <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>It??s 2018 and we??re marking the occasion by throwing open our doors to the public, with a programme of events under the banner Homerton 250: Cambridge Now.</p><p>Founded in London in 1768, Homerton moved to Cambridge just before 1900. Once an academy for the Nonconformist Church, then a renowned teacher-training college, Homerton has been, since 2010, a full college of the University of Cambridge.</p><p>As the newest Cambridge College, we get to do things a little differently, while still bringing 250 years of our own distinctive history to the task. Our first address, in 1768, was in Homerton High Street in London, and since then we??ve been able to adapt constantly as the needs of our world have changed EC training firstly for the church, then for the classroom, and now for all the world??s great challenges. London then, Cambridge Now: Homerton College stimulates, challenges and excels.</p><p>Our 250th year is a year of celebration for us EC not just of all things Homerton, but of all things Cambridge EC and it is our absolute delight to open our doors to you as part of it. Cambridge??s 31 colleges bring together students and academics from all the university??s many departments and faculties, and create smaller, diverse communities of teachers, learners and researchers EC so, to celebrate 2018, we??re asking three ??burning questions?? that require that sort of integrated approach, combining different academic fields. We??ll ask: what is the future of healthcare? What does it mean to be human? And how do we drive change??</p><p>These burning questions provide the framework for Homerton??s 250th anniversary year, and resonate with other anniversaries. 2018 marks 500 years since the foundation of the Royal College of Physicians, 200 years since the publication of Mary Shelley??s Frankenstein, and 100 years since women could first vote, at the end of the First World War.</p><p>Events will be added throughout the year, you??ll have the chance to fire questions at our experts, play with new medical technology, quiz our students, get stuck in with a hands-on workshop, sit back and enjoy world-class music, or get all dramatic with our actors, directors, and producers. We guarantee you??ll find something that appeals.</p><p>Participating in the celebrations will be Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England; Pascal Soriot, CEO of AstraZeneca; and Dame Evelyn Glennie, the world??s first professional solo percussionist. From Homerton??s own fellowship, healthcare systems researcher Prof Mary Dixon-Woods and oncologist Prof Tim Eisen will be part of a panel discussing the genomics revolution in healthcare, and Prof Ward himself will explore ?what it means to be human? through the gothic horror of Frankenstein??s monster.</p><p>The first public event, called Action Stations, is set for Saturday, February 10. Imagine a speed-dating format to learn about the future of healthcare. Each ??station?? will feature researchers demonstrating their particular take on healthcare, from gene editing, to wellbeing in the classroom, to bioengineering, to medical education. Groups start at one station, and after eight minutes move to the next. It??s highly participative and, at the end, there??s a chance to meet the researchers personally and discuss their work in more detail.</p><p>Registration is still open, though tickets are limited to 100. All ages welcome.</p><p>You can sign up for updates for this and the other Homerton 250th anniversary events at <a href="https://homerton250.org/">homerton250.org.</a></p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-main field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="adaptive-image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive_800x600/adaptive-image/public/SPB_7137-min.jpg?itok=084foRD4" alt="MCR and JCR Presidents join Principal Geoff Ward in cutting Homerton&#039;s 250th birthday cake" /></div></div></div> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 11:41:53 +0000 rmc76 25201 at /news/Homerton%20College%20celebrates%20250%20years%20of%20free-thinking%20education#comments lpl 全场大小 /news/THIS%20is%20the%20Future%20of%20Healthcare <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Homerton partnered with the ?42m new research institute boosting evidence to improve care in the NHS.</p><p>A new research institute led by the University of Cambridge is seeking to create a world-leading asset for the NHS by improving the science behind healthcare organisation and delivery with Homerton College as a key partner. The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute (THIS Institute) is made possible by the largest single grant ever made by the Health Foundation, an independent charity.</p><p>The new institute is founded on the principle that efforts to improve care should always be based on the best quality of evidence. Some of that evidence will be created by NHS patients and staff themselves, using innovative citizen science methods in large-scale research projects.</p><p>Director of THIS Institute, and Homerton Fellow, Professor Mary Dixon-Woods, said: ?If you ask people to describe the future of healthcare, they might describe a shiny vision of new treatments and technologies. These kinds of innovations are important. But how healthcare is organised and delivered, including its basic systems and processes, has perhaps just as much impact, and sometimes more, on patient outcomes and experience.?</p><p>Dr Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive of the Health Foundation, said: ?The UK population clearly wants a high quality and sustainable NHS into the future. Understanding what works, in which contexts and why, is crucial, as is obtaining that evidence fast so it can be acted on. There couldn??t be a more important time to do this, and that is why the Health Foundation has put its money where its mouth is.?</p><p>One way the institute will create the evidence-base is through citizen science. Using methods already used in other areas such as biology and astronomy, THIS Institute is building a digital platform to crowdsource research ideas and collect research data from NHS staff and patients, including their opinions on the right indicators of quality of care and their views on equipment design.</p><p>Professor Dixon-Woods: ?Tackling the challenges needs to involve a greater variety of people with diverse experience: the institute is looking for expertise in new places.</p><p>Some of this expertise will come directly from patients EC us, you, me EC working alongside healthcare staff and other professionals such as engineers and designers.?</p><p>The institute formally launches on 31 January 2018, and will be based at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, alongside Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and world-leading research institutes. It is made possible by a ten-year grant from the Health Foundation, whose mission is to bring about better health and healthcare for people in the UK.</p><p>A team from THIS Institute will participate in ??Action Stations??, a public event at Homerton on Saturday, 10 February. Healthcare researchers will present a series of bite-sized 10-minute activities on how healthcare research really happens.</p><p>?Everyone is welcome to come along. It will be a fun, interactive opportunity to find out more about current and future developments in healthcare?, says Homerton Research Associate, Dr Alexandros Georgiadis.</p><p><a href="http://www.thisinstitute.cam.ac.uk/">http://www.thisinstitute.cam.ac.uk/</a></p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-main field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="adaptive-image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive_800x600/adaptive-image/public/THIS%20Institute%20Logo%20%2B%20Strapline%20Full%20Colour%20RGB.png?itok=DZXDUAai" alt="THIS Institute Logo and Strapline" /></div></div></div> Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:01:34 +0000 rmc76 25197 at /news/THIS%20is%20the%20Future%20of%20Healthcare#comments lpl 全场大小 /news/Homerton%20rowers%20triumph%20again <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Cambridge University Women??s Boat Club fielded the fastest women??s coxed four at the Fours?? Head of the River races on Sunday. The whole boat had a Homerton flavour, including?three current students (Olivia Coffey, Alice White and Kelsey Barolak) and CUWBC President Daphne Martschenko, who did a Masters at Homerton before continuing to a PhD at?Magdalene. Homerton??s Alice White, who won the Elite Coxless Four at the same event last year, speaking after the event?said -</p><blockquote><p>?It just goes to show, we??ve got something pretty special at Cambridge!?</p></blockquote><p>The boat finished a clear four seconds ahead of Leander Club, against competition from across the UK.? CUWBC crews also finished 5th, 6th and 12th in the same category for coxed fours. In addition, CUWBC also raced 2 coxless fours in the top category which finished 3rd and 6th among some very strong crews including a Leander crew which had three members of the GB Women??s Eight on board. The CUWBC Lightweights,?in ??Granta',??raced in a quad among open weight opposition, and finished in a creditable 12th position in their category.?CUWBC??s Chief Coach commented -</p><blockquote><p>?We have had some good results across all of our crews at the Fours Head demonstrating the good depth in the Squad this year.?</p></blockquote><p>CUWBC Openweights will next be on the Tideway for their Trial Eights which will take place at 12:45 on Tuesday 5 December. The lightweight Trial Races will be in Henley-On-Thames on Sunday 10 December.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-main field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="adaptive-image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive_800x600/adaptive-image/public/CUWBC_-_Fastest_Coxed_Four_at_Fours_Head.jpg?itok=J1ctfkhp" alt="Olivia Coffey (Homerton), Alice White (Homerton), Kelsey Barolak (Homerton), Daphne Martschenko (Magdalene) and Sophie Shapter (St Catharine??s) EC winners of the coxed four." /></div></div></div> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:18:02 +0000 rmc76 25158 at /news/Homerton%20rowers%20triumph%20again#comments lpl 全场大小 /news/Philip%20Stephenson%20presents%20Miracle%20on%20Borga%20Degli%20Albizzi <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>On Tuesday, 9 November, Philip Stephenson, Fellow and former Dean of Homerton, gave a presentation entitled??'Miracle on Borga Degli Albizzi'.?</p><p>In a quiet corner of Gallery 6 in the Fitzwilliam Museum hang two predella panels taken from Domenico Veneziano??s altarpiece for La Chiesa di Santa Lucia de?? Magnoli in Florence. These small but wondrous works provide a springboard into 15th Century Florentine life.</p><p>In the first part of the presentation, Stephenson considered the place of these panels in the ??St Lucy?? altarpiece as a whole and talked about their importance in the history of Renaissance art. He also summarised some recent research into the provenance and attribution of the panels which has revealed a fascinating ??paper-trail?? taking us from the removal of the altarpiece from the church in the 16th Century through to the present day.</p><p>The second part of the talk was an exploration of the history and eventual ??virtual?? restoration of the church clearly identifiable in the middle-distance of one of Veneziano??s panels. La Chiesa di San Pier Maggiore was a significant church in Florence up until the 18th Century when it was demolished and deemed to be unsafe. It was home to at least three outstanding works of Art? - the Jacopo di Cione altarpiece, Botticini??s Palmieri altarpiece (both in the National Gallery) and Tommaso Manzuoli??s The Visitation which now hangs in Trinity Hall Chapel and brings us neatly back to Cambridge.</p><p>Recently a team of archaeologists and art historians, including colleagues from the Department of History of Art at the University of Cambridge, produced a virtual reconstruction of the church in all its glory which was considered at the conclusion of the talk.?</p><p>?This one-hour presentation took place before Formal Hall in the Bamford Room and is part of a College research lecture series. The Vice-Principal of Homerton College, William Foster, is now accepting volunteers who might like to speak at a seminar later this term or during Lent or Easter.?Especially welcome would be presentations from those who are new to Homerton or who have recently embarked on a new line of research.?</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-main field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="adaptive-image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive_800x600/adaptive-image/public/philstephensonart.jpg?itok=rmpWjKCa" alt="Detail from Domenico Veneziano, &#039;Saint Zenobius Bishop of Florence restores to life a widow&#039;s son in Borgo degli Albizzi, Florence&#039;, about 1442-1448 ? The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge" /></div></div></div> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:12:11 +0000 rmc76 25152 at /news/Philip%20Stephenson%20presents%20Miracle%20on%20Borga%20Degli%20Albizzi#comments lpl 全场大小 /news/SuccessforHomertonFellowasCamBioScienceselectedforWISEAccelerator <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Dr Chibeza Agley, Founder and CEO of <a href="https://www.cambioscience.com/">CamBioScience</a> and a Fellow of Homerton, will be travelling to Doha, Qatar in November as part of the <a href="https://www.wise-qatar.org/wise-accelerator">WISE Accelerator</a> 2017 EC 2018 cohort.</p><p><a href="https://www.wise-qatar.org/">WISE</a>, The World Innovation Summit for Education, is a leading international initiative driving innovation and collaboration in education.</p><p>Each year, the WISE Accelerator supports the development of young, innovative projects in educational technology with high potential to grow, and positive impact in the field of education.</p><p>As one of four selected companies from around the world, CamBioScience will benefit from a year-long mentorship programme tailored to address its specific needs. The WISE Accelerator program also serves as an intermediary to connect these projects with an international network that creates opportunities to share knowledge and find support from donors and investors. The companies selected will also be invited to take part in specific working sessions and will be offered unique networking opportunities.</p><p>CamBioScience is a cloud platform delivering individualized online courses in life science technologies for professionals in academia and industry. Its aim is to respond to the demands of the rapidly advancing fields of science and technology, and an ever-increasing share of jobs requiring a background in STEM.</p><p>?</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-main field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="adaptive-image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive_800x600/adaptive-image/public/Beza.jpg?itok=5yHWNKx6" alt="Dr Chibeza Agley" /></div></div></div> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:21:30 +0000 rmc76 25126 at /news/SuccessforHomertonFellowasCamBioScienceselectedforWISEAccelerator#comments lpl 全场大小 /news/Chris%20Riddell%20delivers%20the%202017%20Philippa%20Pearce%20Lecture <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Celebrated illustrator and political cartoonist?Chris Riddell?delivered the 2017 Philippa Pearce Lecture on 'The Age of the Beautiful Book' to a full house at Homerton College on Friday, 8 September. His talk focused on the role of beautiful books in encouraging young readership, his own initiation into the social media age and his creative process towards new artistic projects. The lecture also featured live illustrations by Chris, a short question and answer session and a book signing.<br />?<br />Thanking him, Louise Joy, Fellow in English at the College and a member of the Philippa Pearce Lecture organising committee, said:?</p><blockquote><p>?<br />Chris's sumptuous lecture prompted us to reflect on the profundity and thrill of art not just when it has been painstakingly worked and?reworked until it is perfected, but also when it is produced?spontaneously, unfolding before us in real time to ignite that?inexpressible something that mere prose can never approximate.</p></blockquote><p>Philippa Pearce died in 2006, but respect and affection for her writing is as strong as ever. In her memory, a series of lectures is now underway, each intended to celebrate excellence in writing for children. The inaugural lecture was held at the College on 11?September 2008 and focused on Philippa Pearce's own writing and contribution to children's literature. Subsequent lectures have ranged more widely and speakers have included Michael Rosen, Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman, Malorie Blackman, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Meg Rosoff, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, and Allan Ahlberg. The 2018 Lecture will be given by Frances Hardinge on 19?April 2018.<br />?<br />A film of the 2017 lecture will soon be made available to watch on the Philippa Pearce website <a href="http://www.pearcelecture.com/">(www.pearcelecture.com)</a>.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-main field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="adaptive-image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive_800x600/adaptive-image/public/SPB_8914-min.jpg?itok=wCv6Aeb5" alt="Photo Credit: Stephen Bond. Chris Riddell (centre) standing in the gardens of Homerton College, University of Cambridge having just delivered the Pearce Lecture 2017. To his left (from the left) Philippa Pearce??s grandson Will and Professor Geoff Ward, Principal of Homerton College. To his right (from the right) Sally Christie (Philippa??s daughter) Nat (Philippa??s grandson) and Louise Joy from the Pearce Lecture committee. " /></div></div></div> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:53:26 +0000 rmc76 25111 at /news/Chris%20Riddell%20delivers%20the%202017%20Philippa%20Pearce%20Lecture#comments lpl 全场大小 /news/Homerton%20Fellow%2C%20Dr%20Anthony%20Ashton%2C%20receives%20Pilkington%20Prize%20Award <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Dr Anthony Ashton, Fellow, Lecturer and Director of Studies in Mathematics at the College, has been awarded a Pilkington Prize in recognition of his outstanding services to teaching at the University of Cambridge.</p><p>The Pilkington Prize awards are organised by The Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning, with the aim of supporting excellence and innovation in education across the University. 13 academics were awarded prizes this year, from the fields of Mathematics, Classics and Zoology amongst a variety of other subject areas. Whilst the prizes reveal the diversity of teaching here at Cambridge, each academic awarded has in common their dedication to students and to innovation in the classroom. Dr Anthony Ashton is no exception and has made an outstanding contribution to both Homerton College and the University.</p><blockquote><p><em>I??m delighted to have been awarded one of this year??s Pilkington Prizes. Teaching has played a huge part in my academic career EC not only is it a rewarding experience in itself, it also offers a necessary release from the pressures of research. I still have a tremendous enthusiasm for mathematics and lecturing offers the perfect opportunity for me to share that enthusiasm with a captive audience. Having received this award, it??s great to know that I??m not the only one in the lecture hall having fun!</em></p></blockquote><p align="right" style="margin-left:48px;">-????????? <em>Dr Anthony Ashton</em></p><p>The Pilkington Prize awards were inaugurated in 1994 and endowed by Sir Alastair Pilkington - a graduate of Trinity College, engineer, businessman and the first Chairman of the Cambridge Foundation - who believed the future success of Cambridge was reliant on passionate and dedicated teaching.</p><p>For more information about Dr Anthony Ashton and the award, please visit his <a href="http://www.cctl.cam.ac.uk/recognising-excellent-teaching/pilkington-prize/prize-winners/winner-profiles#Ashton">prize winner profile.?</a></p><p>?</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-main field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="adaptive-image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive_800x600/adaptive-image/public/anthonyashtonlargerrr.jpg?itok=wUBTEYQo" alt="Dr Anthony Ashton" /></div></div></div> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:06:25 +0000 rmc76 25044 at /news/Homerton%20Fellow%2C%20Dr%20Anthony%20Ashton%2C%20receives%20Pilkington%20Prize%20Award#comments lpl 全场大小 /news/Graduate%20Research%20Day%202017 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The second annual Homerton-Harris Manchester Graduate Research Day took place on Saturday 3rd June in Oxford.</p><p>Melanie Keene, Graduate Tutor, accompanied the students.</p><p><em>"Appropriately enough for an event celebrating the ??twinning?? of the two Colleges, we met in the Charles Wellbeloved room, named after a former Homerton student and Manchester College Principal. It was an extremely convivial and intellectually-stimulating day, with eleven postgraduate students giving fantastic presentations on their research, followed by lively and wide-ranging questions and discussion. Whether debating the definition of complexity in genetics, analysing the architecture of aristocratic stables, revelling in the intertextuality of The Lego Movie, or wondering how hip hop could be used in psychiatry, all speakers managed to inform and entertain in superb fashion".</em></p><h3>Speakers and titles:</h3><p>Lynne Foote (MSt US History, Harris Manchester), ??Deep Rivers: W.E.B. Du Bois, H.T. Burleigh, and James Weldon Johnson on the significance of the Negro Spiritual, 1910-1930??</p><p>Vera Veldhuizen (PhD Education (Children??s Literature), Homerton), ??War EC what is it good for? Empathy, ethics, and justice in children??s war literature??</p><p>Sue Smith (MSt History, Harris Manchester), ??A struggle for hearts and minds: conscientious objectors in Oxford in the First World War??</p><p>Jemima Hubberstey (MSt Lit and Arts, Harris Manchester), ??The role of horsemanship in the construction of masculinity in the eighteenth century??</p><p>Aaron D??Souza (PhD Biological Science, Homerton), ??Discovering the function of a new mitochondrial protein, vital for survival??</p><p>Daniel Celia Garza (DPhil Materials, Harris Manchester), ??High performance computing in multiscale modelling of materials for fusion energy production??</p><p>Guillermo Parada (PhD Biological Science, Homerton), ??Fine-tuning control of the genetic information flow??</p><p>Joost Haarsma (PhD Psychiatry, Homerton), ??Knowing how wrong you were: precision-weighted prediction errors in the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex during reinforcement learning and how it relates to dopamine and psychosis??</p><p>Rachel Siegman (MSc Comp. and Intl. Education, Harris Manchester), ??Revival and retraction: discourse on the migration of Syrian refugees to Europe??</p><p>Natasha Virani (MPhil Planning, Growth, and Regeneration, Homerton), ??The effectiveness of housing policy in Vancouver??</p><p>Madeleine Hunter (PhD Education (Children's Literature), Homerton), ??Bric[k]olage: encounter and convergence in The Lego Movie??</p><p>?</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image-main field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="adaptive-image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/adaptive_800x600/adaptive-image/public/Graduate%20Research%20Day%202017-20-min_0.jpg?itok=hM4H3MtJ" alt="Graduate students and Melanie Keene" /></div></div></div> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:15:15 +0000 rmc76 25037 at /news/Graduate%20Research%20Day%202017#comments