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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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Charlotte Westdijk (2016-17)

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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In Bed With The Gardeners

Nick Firman, Pembroke’s Head Gardner has worked at the College for 51 years. In that time, he has had a hand in shaping the beautiful grounds that we now enjoy. Taking advantage of all that experience, the GP asked Nick to give them a tour of the gardens and Kit tagged along. Starting in the Fellows’ Garden, Nick filled his tour with anecdotes from his extensive knowledge of all things Pembroke. For instance, the statue in the Fellows’ Garden was originally part of the Chapel but when it was replaced, it found a new home. While pointing out the incense cedar that stands next to it, he also mentioned how…

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Long Serving Staff Recognised

Liz White was this year’s recipient of the Kilby Staff Prize which is presented each year to a member of staff in recognition of their long service to the college. At…

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