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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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The Graduate Parlour Presents

Last week the Graduate Parlour held a 20/20 format seminar. Each of the five participants was allotted 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to explain their research to the…

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Model Citizen

Matt Castle is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Plant Sciences. His work focuses on using mathematical modelling to predict the spread of plant diseases and present possible scenarios for tackling outbreaks. How did you first get involved in modelling plant diseases? I initially studied Maths at Pembroke, and later decided to go into mathematical biology. I was interested in how you can use maths to understand how an ecosystem might be stable or unstable. I came back to Cambridge to do a PhD and ended up working on plant diseases; the maths is actually quite similar. Then I became a post-doc here and never left. I like…

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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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Enterprising Science

Three Pembroke scientists have had their work noted in the Cambridge Enterprise Annual Review for 2015. Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University, assists students and academics in starting…

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