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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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2018 Women in Science Residential

On 4th April 2018, 31 Year 11 students arrived in Pembroke for a three-day Women in Science residential. The Women in Science Easter residential has been running for three years. …

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Meet the Senior Tutor

Three questions for Dr Mark Wormald, who has been Senior Tutor at Pembroke for eight years. How would you describe the role of Senior Tutor? When I started, I was given the simplest of job descriptions: what is laid out in the College statutes. (‘The Senior Tutor shall have responsibility for the educational provision in the College. This responsibility shall include student discipline on academic matters.’) I think that the Senior Tutor is where the buck stops for a range of matters, including undergraduate education, support for graduates, the recruitment of Fellows, the quality of teaching, pastoral welfare and the overall educational experience of our students. I regard it as…

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Northern Ireland Shadowing Scheme 2018

In February 2018 ten students from schools in Northern Ireland came to Pembroke for the Northern Ireland Shadowing Scheme. The shadowing scheme pairs prospective students up with current Pembroke students.…

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Zoology Practical

Women in Science Residential

 By Emma Paulus, Schools Liaison Officer Last week, Pembroke ran our first Women in Science Easter residential for students in Key Stage Four (14-16 years old). The college was joined by…

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