A Packed Programme of Pembroke Papers
Every Thursday evening during term, a small part of the Pembroke graduate cohort can be found in the Nihon Room listening to a talk on any one of a fantastically varied selection of topics.
The Pembroke Papers series is a forum for graduates to showcase their research in a 20-minute talk. This term, talks have covered synthetic biology, artificial sweeteners, DNA repair and cancer, female poets, the geology of Tibet, Viking women, and what vets do when they’re not fixing people’s pets.
A person attending one of these talks might find themselves leaving with a surprisingly detailed knowledge of how British dialects vary through space and time, or how homohysteria is entwined with the history of the British National Party. Someone with an interest in disease and medicine would find something to think about in a talk about stem cells, protein mis-folding, or drug discovery. And there’s something for people more interested in the humanities and politics as well; a journey through theories on gender and poetry perhaps, or an exploration of right-wing populism.
This series is an excellent way to get to grips with the breadth and depth of graduate research happening in Pembroke. Thank you to everyone who has taken part this year; we look forward to hearing more great talks next term.