Giving Tuesday – 29 November 2016

giving tuesday (100px)Today is “Giving Tuesday”, a worldwide initiative supported by the Charities’ Aid Foundation to encourage support for UK charities. A gift made to Pembroke today will go to support the Jo Cox Studentship.

Jo Cox PhD Studentship

Joanne_Cox_(1992)Jo Cox MP (née Leadbeater,1992) was committed to alleviating the plight of refugees fleeing conflict and other terrible human hardships round the world. She fought for the rights of all at home and abroad, and stood for a politics that unites people rather than divides them. In the lead up to Britain’s referendum on its membership of the EU, she was murdered, not just to the horror of the British nation, but to global condemnation. Jo was an alumna of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and with the permission and active support of her family, the College seeks to honour her memory and her work by making its own contribution to the understanding of migration and refugees.

The College aims to establish consecutive, or even endowed, PhD studentships in to contribute towards the understanding of migration and refugees. A studentship that is open to anyone in the world, provided they can show the requisite academic merit, can cost more than £35,000 per annum.

Pembroke currently has five Fellows working on areas relevant to the studies envisaged by this studentship or have organised significant seminars and lectures on these themes; and the College has recently established a Visiting Fellowship for a Syrian Refugee.

Read more about the Jo Cox Studentship here.

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If you have any questions regarding the fund, please contact Emily Hinks on 01223 339060, or by email at

Watch a memorial film about Jo, ‘Jo Cox – In her own words’

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