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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 my own Muse”. Frida Kahlo’s famous quote inspired Nicole to explore the complex relationship between artists and their identities and bodies, and the ways we as viewers engage with self-portraits.  A literature student researching representation of objects in Italian stories,…

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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…

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Pembroke Festival of Voice

Pembroke's inaugural Festival of Voice brought international artists to Pembroke for four days of music. Pembroke has a strong connection to Lieder music through our College Musician, Joseph Middleton.  Joseph specialises in song accompaniment and is highly acclaimed; most recently he received the Young Artist Award at the 2017 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards. Joseph organises the Sir Arthur Bliss Song Series – a series of recitals in which he accompanies exciting singers from around the world. The Festival of Voice is the latest incarnation of this, and the first time so many recitals have taken place in Pembroke in such a short time. The Festival began with a recital by…

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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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Northern Ireland Shadowing Scheme 2018

In February 2018 ten students from schools in Northern Ireland came to Pembroke for the Northern Ireland Shadowing Scheme. The shadowing scheme pairs prospective students up with current Pembroke students.…

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Heritage and Identity: LGBT+ History Month 2018

This year’s LGBT+ History Month inspired an impressive range of events throughout Cambridge. In Pembroke, Cam Queer History presented two events in collaboration with our Graduate Parlour President. Both talks encouraged…

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