Homerton is the newest of the Cambridge colleges and has a blossoming graduate community. The college has only accepted graduate students for the last few years and has put a lot of effort into making graduates feel at home. Happily situated one mile south of the city (and therefore away from the tourists) in extensive grounds, the college buildings tastefully combine the original Victorian Great Hall with the newer accommodation blocks and spacious 24hr access library.
The fledgling Middle Combination Room (MCR) is getting stronger and stronger and hosts a variety of social events throughout the year. Typically, freshers’ week includes punting and a picnic, a guided tour of the town, and the all-important Matriculation Dinner. In addition, the MCR plays a key role in ensuring the needs of Homerton’s graduate students are met by the college.
In terms of student numbers Homerton is the largest of the Cambridge colleges and is open to grads and undergrads alike. As well as the impressive library, the college is able to offer accommodation to the majority of its graduate students in the first year and also has some space for returning graduate students. Although most graduates have cooking facilities in their flats, the college has a Buttery and dining hall providing meals 7 days a week. Formal halls take place every Tuesday with Graduate Formals being held every last Friday of the month. Additionally special dinners are organised for special occasions such as Christmas and Burns Night.
Despite only recently becoming an official college through our Royal Charter, Homerton has a proud and distinguished history having been in Cambridge since 1894 when it moved from Homerton, London. Notorious for things such as our Harry Potter Formal and The Homerton Horn, it is a friendly, dynamic and forward-thinking place to study and is increasingly popular with graduate students.