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18th Nihon Affiliated High Schools Easter Programme

Earlier this month we had the pleasure of hosting the 18th Nihon Affiliated High Schools Easter Programme at Pembroke College. This year’s programme welcomed 72 students from Japanese high schools affiliated with Nihon University and 4 accompanying staff members. As part of the programme, students have taken part in a range of academic and cultural experiences, attending daily English language lessons and activities organised by our programme assistants (PAs). From…

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Diagram of the Muscles, Bodleian Library, MS Ashmole 399, fol. 22r. Courtesy of the Bodleian Library.

Medieval medical manuscripts

At our Graduate Seminar last week we were wowed by the range of research carried out by our graduate students. Here, Taylor McCall (2013) talks about her work on medieval…

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Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

Last week the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet came to Pembroke for a very special performance in honour of Sir Richard and Lady Dearlove. We spoke to Fergus McWilliam (horn) just before the concert began. Fergus, welcome to Pembroke. Thank you. This is actually the first time we’ve ever been to Cambridge. We’ve played at most significant places in the UK, including ‘the other place’. We’ve even played in the Royal Pavillion in Bornemouth, which is a very rare. The tragedy is that we often have to come straight from the station to the venue and don’t get to see much else. People imagine that we get to see all kinds…

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A day in the life: NatSci

Natural Sciences is the largest tripos at Cambridge. It also comes with a timetable heavy on contact hours. Below, Coco Day (2013) describes a typical day in her life as a ‘NatSci’ at Pembroke.…

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A day in the life: Café Pembroke

Café Pembroke is one of the social hubs of the College. It is run by Dawn, Becky and Justo, who recently joined the team. Here they describe a typical day:…

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Welfare in week five

Today marks the start of week five of Lent Term. Week five in Cambridge is characterised by the arrival of the blues. Essay deadlines are piling up, and the combinations of…

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