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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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Joe Leech’s winning Riley Declamation Prize entry

As you may recently have read on the blog, Joe Leech recently won the 2016 Brian Riley prize for his excellent speech entitled "One inseparable body: the atomization of the European state and the state in Europe." Below is the full text: Europe’s greatest union died in battle. It fell under artillery fire on the 10 October 1794, when its eagle-headed standard slipped from the grasp of its last bearer. There he pronounced ‘finis Poloniae’: the end of Poland. With the failure of Tadeusz Kosciuszko’s last stand, the vast composite organism of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was consumed, eaten alive by smaller and more agile neighbouring beasts. It had been a wounded…

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Riley Declamation Prize 2016

Congratulations to undergraduate student Joe Leech (2014), who has won the 2016 Riley Declamation Prize This is the twenty third competition for the Riley Prize, designed to encourage communication skills…

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