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PKP Week 1

The first week of the Pembroke-King's Summer Programme has ended, and student Angie, of Illinois Wesleyan University, tells us about her experiences so far. Every time I enter the historic gates of Pembroke or King's, I am in awe at the beauty and nobility of the campuses. Everywhere I turn in this incredible city, there are captivating ornate buildings housing the same incredible intelligence that fostered some of the most talented…

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Play Like a Girl

Performing the complete organ works of Bach in 24 hours is already a huge undertaking, but this year Director of Music Anna Lapwood wanted to go a step further. With…

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Porters of Pembroke

In a recent article in CAM, the Cambridge Alumni Magazine, a number of Cambridge Porters spilled the beans about their (very varied) jobs. Extract taken from The Lost Key CAM 83. Headings added for this blog. Sarah Hendry and Gordon Murray (then Head Porter at Homerton, now Pembroke's Head Porter following the retirement of John Spelzini in March this year) were featured in the article. Porters: Ready for anything Porters might take on the role of security guard, student counsellor, postal worker, tourist guide, conference assistant, locksmith, receptionist or crime prevention officer – and even, on occasion, do a little of…

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Meet the Assistant Chaplain

Jennifer Adams-Massmann has joined Pembroke for a term as part-time Assistant Chaplain. She talked to Kit Smart about Chaplaincy duties and helping students de-stress during exam term. Jennifer is an…

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The Pembroke Collections Cataloguer

Lucy McNeill has been with Pembroke for nine months, cataloguing the College’s collections and seeking out hidden treasures. In this blog she writes about her work. During the nine months (August 2017-May…

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Goodbye Graduate Librarian

Charlotte Westdijk has been with us a year, working as Graduate Trainee in the library. In that time she’s become a part of Pembroke, and we’ll be sad to see her…

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