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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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Cassava Mosaic Disease (photo: plantsci.cam.ac.uk)

Model Citizen

Matt Castle is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Plant Sciences. His work focuses on using mathematical modelling to predict the spread of plant diseases and present possible…

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Hidden Places at Pembroke: A History of Art

Art is a popular and creative extracurricular activity. From early childhood onwards, it allows people to discover their creative talents and express themselves visually. However, the Art Society at Pembroke (previously also known as the Pembroke Art and Photographic Society) has had a curiously turbulent history. Deep below Red Buildings, hidden behind an intimidating card-operated door and a set of distinctly cellar-like steps, the College’s Art Studio is frozen in time. Half-finished clay pots and figurines litter a table also strewn with tools and maintenance equipment. The workbench in the centre is covered with building plans and hard hats, revealing that alternative, non-art-based uses have been found for the Studio…

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Chilean Out

What do Pembroke students get up to after they graduate? All sorts of things, as it turns out! Adam Clark (2010) reflects on two years spent teaching English in Chile.…

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Enterprising Science

Three Pembroke scientists have had their work noted in the Cambridge Enterprise Annual Review for 2015. Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University, assists students and academics in starting…

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A Day in the Life of the Housekeeper

Caroline Adams has been working at Pembroke for nearly 20 years. As the Housekeeper, she and her team are responsible for the cleaning and upkeep of rooms both within College…

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