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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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Meet the Athletes: Lent Bumps Part 2

Despite snowy weather and cancelled races, Pembroke made the most of the last day of Lent Bumps 2018 with bumps from M1, W1, M2, and W3. Following on from last month’s interview…

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Meet the Athletes: Lent Bumps 2018

Once again we find ourselves at that point in term when College boat clubs battle it out for head of the river in the annual Lent Bumps. Kit Smart caught up with three rowers to find out more about what it takes to be one of the strongest boat clubs on the river. Stijn de Graaf (2014) is overall Captain this year, John Hughes (2015) is the M1 cox and Men’s Captain, and Jonathan Vibhishanan (2016) is a rower in M1 and the Cambridge University Lightweight squad. Both John and Jonathan started rowing at Pembroke and quickly made their way up to senior boats. This is not unusual at Pembroke:…

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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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Heritage and Identity: LGBT+ History Month 2018

This year’s LGBT+ History Month inspired an impressive range of events throughout Cambridge. In Pembroke, Cam Queer History presented two events in collaboration with our Graduate Parlour President. Both talks encouraged…

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Matthew Wren’s Benefactors Book

As of last week, the Matthew Wren Benefactors’ Book has been added to the Cambridge Digital Library. As many people will know, the library is so much more than a…

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