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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 the theme ‘Play Like a Girl’, this year’s Bach-a-thon was a celebration of the talent of female organists, who are so often out of the limelight. Anna, the first female organ scholar at Magdalen College Oxford, is well aware of the boundaries still in place for female organists and keen to start removing them. An impressive collection of organists gathered to perform Bach’s works on the Pembroke organ, including Libby Burgess, the first female organ scholar at any of the…

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Nightfall at Pembroke

As exams came to a close a corner of Pembroke suddenly became a hive of activity as a team of students prepared for the June Event. If you’d had any…

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Meet the students: Welfare Officer

Mental health is an important topic to discuss at any time of the year, but for many students it becomes more pressing an issue in exam term. The Junior Parlour…

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