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17-11-17 Choir at Corn exchange

Swapping Bach for Bowie: Choir at the Corn Exchange

On the 14th November, the Choir of Pembroke College performed at the Cambridge Corn Exchange alongside Gareth Malone, the Swingle Singers and the Ayoub Sisters. Guest blog written by Anna Lapwood, Director of Music As a Chapel Choir, our week to week commitments mainly revolve around singing religious music in the context of the College Chapel. When Gareth Malone asked us to join him for one concert in his UK…

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17-11-07 Poetry and Place

Poetry and Place in Pembroke and Beyond

For the last few years poetry tours, led by Cambridge poet Michael Brown, have been part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. They reveal the strong connection between poetry and…

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Student Volunteering Week Part 2: African Science Academy

Part 2 of our volunteering week series features African Science Academy, a girls’ school focused on science, maths and technology for gifted girls, based in Accra, Ghana. ASA was set up by Pembroke alumna Helen Denyer (2012) on behalf of the charity African Gifted Foundation Ghana, whose Founder’s daughter, Rhianna Ilube (2012) attended Pembroke with Helen and was also involved in the creation of the school. Rhianna still supports ASA with student recruitment, media and partnerships, based in the UK.  Keep reading for volunteering opportunities if you’d like to get involved! Both women have a history of volunteering in Ghana and working…

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