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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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17-10-10 Remembrance

Remembrance at Pembroke

Once more we find ourselves talking about memory. Remembrance is part of the rhythm of the year now; the poppy a symbol widely recognised and understood. Why is remembrance so…

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Communism: Theory vs. Practice

Visiting scholar Professor Norman Davies is giving a series of talks this term.  The first was an account of the theory vs practice of communism in the Soviet Union. In 1991 a political and military system that had ruled over half of Europe for decades began to come to a dramatic end. The end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union was the beginning of a process of forgetting; it doesn’t take long for a new generation to come along for whom something once so immediately, vitally important is now history. Professor Norman Davies is a visiting scholar at Pembroke and a distinguished Professor of history…

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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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17-10-31 SolidariTee

Advocacy and Accessories: SolidariTee

More than ‘slacktivism’: the student charity using t-shirts to provide legal aid for refugees and asylum-seekers in Greece. Legal representation is a humanitarian need.  For refugees and asylum seekers, entering…

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Banned Books Week: Why have it?

This week is Banned Books Week. The theme is ‘freedom to read’; the theme explores the complexities of access to read, not just whether or not the books can be…

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