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Cosmic Poetry: 2017 Seatonian Prize

Winning the Divinity School Seatonian Prize is becoming something of a Pembroke habit. Christopher Smart won it three times. Colin Wilcockson has won it three times, most recently in 2016 with his villanelles inspired by Smart’s Jubilate Agno. And now Professor Randall Johnson has won it for the second time with his cosmic take on the theme ‘O God, enfold me in the sun’. Johnson’s poem is an intriguingly scientific…

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Treasures of Pembroke College Library

Pembroke Rare Books cataloguer, Adriana Celmare, writes on the cataloguing project and an upcoming exhibition of incunabula and rare items The cataloguing project of the Incunabula Collection at Pembroke College is well underway, with at least 115 bibliographic records created so far and uploaded into the library catalogue. All of the records include full bibliographic description of the volumes and detailed binding and provenance information about former owners and donors. Fourteen of the most interesting items in the collection will go on display for a day, for all members of the College, on October 11th 2016 in the Yamada Room. This will be a rare opportunity to see some of…

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William Pitt Seminar

On Friday 14th October the college held the 11th annual William Pitt seminar, with the theme of “A Higher Purpose: the role of universities in C21st Britain’ Below is a…

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Matriculation Matters

One of the most important part of freshers’ week is the matriculation of our new students During a ceremony in the Old Library, students are matriculated into the college and the…

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Henry Moore sculpture in Pembroke

This week, Figure in a Shelter (1983) was installed in Foundress Court The college received the statue on loan from the Henry Moore Foundation, which was founded in 1977 to…

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