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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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Spring Semester students reflect after first term at Pembroke

With supervision essays submitted and exams completed, we caught up with some of our Spring Semester students who have just finished their first term at Pembroke. In January, we welcomed 43 students from leading US Universities and Colleges and as fully matriculated members of Pembroke and the University, our semester students have access to the full range of academic and non-academic facilities available to Cambridge undergraduates. Taking advantage of this unique opportunity, our students are very active in College and University life. Whether rowing, volunteering, debating or performing in plays the semester students have thrown themselves into their study abroad experience. Our students also take papers in a range of…

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Laugh 4 Change

Laugh 4 Change Raising funds to support refugees, tackling mental health at home and abroad, and having fun while doing it. That may seem like a big ask but Cansu Karabiyik…

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2018 Women in Science Residential

On 4th April 2018, 31 Year 11 students arrived in Pembroke for a three-day Women in Science residential. The Women in Science Easter residential has been running for three years. …

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A First Album and a Unique Organ

Jay Richardson (2015) is Composer in Residence at Cambridge Corn Exchange, Chapel Organist at Peterhouse and has just released his first album, I BREAK, for solo organ. It’s now available…

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