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Pembroke Iftar

On Saturday 2nd June a group of people from Pembroke and the University gathered for an Iftar feast. The Pembroke Iftar was hosted by Harum Mukhayer (2016), PhD candidate and Gates Scholar. Harum spent eight years working with the UN in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia prior to coming to Pembroke. She advises governments on the design and implementation of natural resources laws and policies, and is currently researching the…

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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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Meet the Athletes: Lent Bumps Part 2

Despite snowy weather and cancelled races, Pembroke made the most of the last day of Lent Bumps 2018 with bumps from M1, W1, M2, and W3. Following on from last month’s interview with rowers from M1, this time Kit Smart heard from the women of PCBC; Women’s Captain Mairenn Collins, Women’s Vice Captain Shirley Lo, and Lower Boats Captains Molly Harte and Jenny Hill. A big achievement for PCBC this term was getting W3 (and M3) into Lent Bumps. As LBC, Molly was in charge of W3, a job which involves wrangling rowers and coaches to arrange outings, and also the occasional pep talk: Molly: “Quite a lot of our job seems to…

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Meet the Athletes: Varsity Women’s Rugby

Fiona Shuttleworth (2015) is a third year vet student and Rugby player. She was named CURUFC women’s forward of the year following the women’s squad’s win against Oxford in December.…

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Art and the Self: “I am my own Muse”

We’ve talked about women in Science, but what about women in Art? PhD student Nicole Maniero (2017) curated a mini exhibition of artists’ self-portraits for International Women’s Day. “I am…

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‘Sweeping Victory’ for Cambridge Gymnasts

On February 25th, the Cambridge University Olympic Gymnastics Club took part in the annual Varsity competition against Oxford, and took home a sweeping victory. Report by Matthew Mahmoudi (2016) All…

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