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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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Actually, it is easy being green

In a week where the world is anxiously watching America’s environmental strategy develop, you may be wondering, what’s the point of collapsing that cardboard box when the news is telling you about entire ice caps collapsing? Well, there are two answers to that: one, every bit helps and if everyone gets on top of their daily behaviour it might just add up to an ice cap; and two, contrary to popular belief, it’s easy to be green! Caroline Adams, Housekeeper, and student representatives for being green in Pembroke are here to help.  Being green has never been easier, and there have never been fewer excuses to make a contribution. Caroline…

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International Women’s Day: Blog round-up

Today is International Women’s Day, this year with the theme #BeBoldForChange; a call for inclusiveness and gender equality. If you’re looking for some interesting reading material, look no further! Below…

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Choir on tour: York Minster

Pembroke’s choir visited York Minster this month for a packed residential tour.  Here, Soprano Grace England writes all about it (Original blog posted on our music website)        …

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