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Meet the students: Welfare Officer

Mental health is an important topic to discuss at any time of the year, but for many students it becomes more pressing an issue in exam term. The Junior Parlour Committee includes a JP Welfare Officer who supports students and organises events to relax and de-stress. Amaani Ahmed (2016) is the current JPC welfare officer, and told Kit Smart what being welfare officer involves: What does a JPC Welfare Officer do?  We’re…

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Henry Moore sculpture in Pembroke

This week, Figure in a Shelter (1983) was installed in Foundress Court The college received the statue on loan from the Henry Moore Foundation, which was founded in 1977 to…

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Art in Old Court

If you have stopped by Pembroke’s Old Court in the past week you may have noticed something out of the ordinary along the Cloisters. Hannah Quinlivan, a Visual Arts PhD student at Australian National University, is responsible for the new addition. The work is part of the paper she is delivering at the Cambridge AHRC DTP conference which is being held at Peterhouse 14th-16th September. The conference’s topic is ‘Time and Temporality’ and it is this that Hannah explores in the work that has been created around the Cloisters and War Memorial. Starting a week and a half before the conference, the work has evolved to reflect the rhythm of life…

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Choir in Croatia

Pembroke graduate Katharine Griffiths (2012) reflects on the Pembroke Chapel Choir’s recent trip to Croatia Herbie Hancock, the prolific American jazz musician, once said ‘music happens to be an art…

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Sitting on History

This week Kit takes a look at the amazing cushions found in Pembroke’s Chapel The Pembroke College Chapel has stood for around 350 years. Gifted to the College by Matthew…

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Art as a Medium for Action

Pembroke PhD student Cinthia Willaman (2010) has been working with artist Gyunel Rustamova to curate an exhibition entitled Art as a Medium for ACTION, opening this week in London and…

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