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CHARLES MELVILLE

Interview with a Fellow: Illustrating History

Professor Charles Melville has been a Fellow at Pembroke since 1985, and is currently Professor of Persian history. In a two-part series he discusses his work with illustrated manuscripts, in which he explores the ways that history is written, visualised, and transmitted through time. The illustration of Persian manuscripts is the subject of the Shahnama Project, a comprehensive collection of the manuscripts of the Shahnama, the Persian epic ‘Book of…

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A (comic) Day in the Life

As well as being the first day of LGBT+ history month, today is hourly comics day! MPhil student Rachel Davidson has shared with us an artistic ‘day in the life’,…

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A Day in the Life of the Housekeeper

Caroline Adams has been working at Pembroke for nearly 20 years. As the Housekeeper, she and her team are responsible for the cleaning and upkeep of rooms both within College and in the hostels around Cambridge. She talked us through her typical day. 8am: Start work. The first thing I do is check my emails. My iPad is linked to my email account so sometimes I check emails in the evenings as well. I find out if people are off sick, or on holiday, or if any of the students or Fellows have queries about anything. We do try to be proactive about preventing problems, but a lot of our…

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An Interview with the Master’s PA

Eileen Green has been working at Pembroke for nearly 25 years. She talks us through the ins-and-outs of life as the Master’s PA. What does a typical day look like…

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A Day in the Life of an Engineer

Tristan Downing (2012), the former JPC Food and Bar Officer, shares some insights into the world of a 4th-year Engineer. 6:45am – Alarm 6:46am – I reconsider why I decided to cox…

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Day in the life: College Recorder

When she is not experiencing a day in the life of someone else and writing about it here, what does our College Recorder get up to? Here she tells all.…

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