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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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Research roundup 2014

For the last blog post of 2014, we give you a roundup of the year’s research and news at Pembroke. Throughout the year, fellows and students at Pembroke have continued to publish…

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Sporting successes

Men's sport is thriving at Pembroke. This term has seen significant successes for several of Pembroke’s sportsmen. Here, a few of them describe the highs and lows. Mark Nelson (2012), member of the Pembroke Athletics & Cross Country Society Not only did he win the Pembroke Mile for the third time running this year, but Mark was also part of the College team that competed in the University’s recent cross country cuppers race. He says: ‘I'm pleased to announce that Pembroke won this year’s cuppers, taking a narrow victory over a numerically-superior Robinson College team. Pembroke was led by Lewis Lloyd (2012), who had been ill and unable to train well,…

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A week at Pembroke House

Founded in 1885, Pembroke House is the College’s social action centre in Walworth, South London. Jess Farmery (2013) spent last week volunteering at Pembroke House in order to help with various…

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Studying satire

Even if you have never read Dante’s Divine Comedy, you will probably be aware of the basic plot. A character called Dante, a fictionalised version of the author himself, travels…

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Seven days of Christmas

Advent is a particularly busy time for Pembroke’s chapel and choir. As Michaelmas term draws to a close and students set about celebrating Bridgemas, there seems to be no end…

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