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Culture, Creativity, Community: Why Music Matters

The Choir of Pembroke College, led by Director of Music Anna Lapwood, is currently in Zambia on the 2017 Choir tour. A major part of the choir tour – and the campaign to raise funds for it – has been an emphasis on musical education and cultural exchange.  The choir are working in association with the Estelle Trust and the Muze Trust to offer notation workshops to communities in Mukuni…

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Promotion of Pembroke Fellows

Four Pembroke Fellows have been promoted this year: Silvana Cardoso Promoted to Professor Research interests: Industrial and environmental fluid mechanics, two-phase flow, mixing and mathematics. This year Dr Cardoso was…

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First and Phoremost: An Interview with Professor Ashok Venkitaraman

Professor Venkitaraman is Director of the MRC Cancer Unit in Cambridge and a Fellow of Pembroke. Since 1998, he has been Ursula Zoellner Professor of Cancer Research at Cambridge University. His work provided the basis for a new spin-out company, PhoreMost, which aims to develop drugs that target molecules previously thought to be ‘undruggable’, and provide new treatments for diseases such as cancer. Could you tell us a bit about your career path and what has motivated you along the way? I trained at the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India. It was a rather unusual place since it exposed us not only to the science of medicine but also…

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High Altitudes with Aldenderfer

In a corner of the MIASU building, in an office decorated with Tibetan prayer flags, you will find Leverhulme Visiting Professor Mark Aldenderfer.   Mark’s career in archaeology began almost…

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Performing Lost Songs

For 1,000 years the music to Boethius’s Songs of Consolation had been lost. The songs would at one point have been commonly heard in courts of the day were passed on through aural…

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Thirty Years of Women at Pembroke

2014 was the thirty-year anniversary of women’s admissions to Pembroke College. A dedicated team has been working throughout the year to mark this important milestone in our history by creating…

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