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PKP Week 1

The first week of the Pembroke-King's Summer Programme has ended, and student Angie, of Illinois Wesleyan University, tells us about her experiences so far. Every time I enter the historic gates of Pembroke or King's, I am in awe at the beauty and nobility of the campuses. Everywhere I turn in this incredible city, there are captivating ornate buildings housing the same incredible intelligence that fostered some of the most talented…

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Habari, wazungo!

An update from Alison Humphreys (2012), who is currently volunteering with the development charity Maji Mazur in Kenya, alongside Sarah Murphy (2012), Liam Hammond (2013), Stefan Ulrich (2013) and Katy…

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Pembroke Lieder Scheme

This week on the blog we are exploring some of the other musical opportunities on offer at Pembroke. Today – the Lieder Scheme. In 2013 Pembroke’s Director of Music, Dr Sam Barrett, and the College Musician, Joseph Middleton, founded the Pembroke College Lieder Scheme. Joseph says: ‘In the past Cambridge has offered choral scholarships, organ scholarships and instrumental awards, there has been absolutely nothing for singers and pianists.’ It hasn’t stopped the University from producing some of the world’s best singers: think Ian Bostridge, Gerald Finley and Simon Keenlyside. However, as Joseph explains,‘Most people who sing in Cambridge spend their time doing choral music. They need a chance to work out what…

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Day in the life: Law student

Robert Eyers (2013) is a Law student and the current President of the Pembroke Players. Here he shares a not-quite-typical day in his life: 8.30am I’m woken abruptly by some…

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Day in the life: Land Economy

A day in the life of Land Economy student Thomas Schute (2014). Monday 26th January 2015 8am Within seconds of the alarm going off, the mandatory cup of milky tea becomes…

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May Week is in June

May Week, as Clive James (1964) famously put it, is in June. It’s a week of celebrations as students finish their exams and enjoy garden parties, drinks receptions and balls. It…

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