We are delighted to confirm that our 2016 course, Virginia Woolf in Cambridge, will be held in the lovely Victorian surroundings of Homerton College, Cambridge.
Homerton is a great site for an immersive summer course. It has some of the largest grounds of all the colleges, with beautiful gardens and plenty of space to walk, read, and think, alone or in the company of other students.
Resident students stay in comfortable student study-bedrooms with en-suite bathroom. All rooms are single, but we will put couples or families in adjoining rooms if we can. You can come on the course as a non-resident student, and if you like you can join the group for some of the meals. These need to be booked in advance.
All the lectures and supervisions and most talks are on the Homerton site, as are breakfasts. We will have a formal dinner in a lovely formal dining room in college.
Lunches are a free arrangement, and we are fortunate to have the fabulous Cambridge Cooking School café right next door to Homerton (http://www.cambridgecookeryschool.com/café) which offers amazing homemade croissants, cinnamon rolls, rye bread, soups, stunning salads, and many other options. We hope to arrange some kind of discount for out students at this café. Watch this space.
There will be opportunities to explore central Cambridge and its colleges, which are about 10 minutes away by bus or 20 minutes’ walk from Homerton. Many buses go regularly up Hills Road past Homerton to the city centre.
For about 80 years, Homerton was a teachers’ college for women, with a distinguished history of supporting women in education. It moved to its current site on Hills Road in 1894, and is now a full college of the University of Cambridge. More on its history here: http://www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/abouthomerton/history