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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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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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