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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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Wren, Matthew (1585-1667)

Halloween Horror

With Halloween fast approaching, let’s take a look back through time at some of the more unpleasant fates to have befallen Pembroke’s alumni… Out of the Frying Pan, into the…

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Freshers’ Week: A Follow-Up Survey

Our new first-years were asked to share their thoughts about Pembroke and Freshers’ Week in an anonymous poll. Some surprising stats were unearthed – for example, that the students consider themselves to be far more valuable than the College’s collection of silver, and that Mark Wormald, the Senior Tutor, is more popular than alcohol. Take a look at the results of the poll below...

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New Faces at Pembroke: Part 2

A few of our other newest members of staff share their thoughts on arriving at (or returning to) Pembroke. Lord Chris Smith (Master) Lord Chris Smith was admitted as Master…

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Trevor Phillips

What Difference does Diversity Make?

The William Pitt Seminar is the flagship event of Pembroke’s Corporate Partnership Programme. The Tenth Annual William Pitt Seminar took place on Friday 16th October this year, with the theme…

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Freshers’ Week 2015

For most people, Freshers’ Week is one of the most exciting and memorable experiences of university life: a chance to make new friends, discover new opportunities and settle into a…

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