Short talks about the history of Homerton & University of Cambridge

Departure time(s): Monday 27th starting at 17:30 (immediately after the respective SIG Business Meetings) and every 10-minutes until pre-dinner drinks (at 19:00)

Location: Meeting on the lawn at the back of the Faculty of Education or, in case of bad weather, inside the Faculty of Education building.

Conference participants are invited to attend one of several short talks about the fascinating history of Homerton College and the University of Cambridge (initially founded in 1209) that will take place outside. Two local guides will facilitate. These promise to be engaging, entertaining and enlightening. Talks will start every ten minutes or so, no sign up necessary, simply drop-in whenever you like (whether straight after the conference, before pre-dinner drinks, or somewhere in-between!

Pre-dinner reception on the Homerton lawn

Time: Monday 27th;19:00

Location: Combination Room

Following the short talks, all participants are invited to a pre-dinner drinks reception at Homerton. This will (weather permitting) take place on the lawn outside of the Combination Room, or otherwise in the Combination Room itself. Look out for the signage on the day. Drinks will be served from 19:00 until 19:30.

Conference dinner at Homerton hall

Time: Monday 27th;19:30

Location: Great Hall

For those who have indicated they would like to attend the Conference Dinner, this will take place in Homerton’s ‘Great Hall’ from 19:30. When it was built in 1889 the Great Hall was the largest college hall in Cambridge. It was designed in an American Gothic style and still has the standard medieval layout of a college hall. The wooden paneling around the high walls, with paintings of previous college principals watching over events, lends the hall a sense of magnificent history and authority. A Jazz Trio will be playing during dinner. Drinks will be served in the Great Hall’s private bar following the evening meal.