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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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Pembroke 101: This is Pembroke

The end of September marks the start of the academic year and the arrival of a new cohort of students, both undergraduate and graduate. If that’s you, first of all,…

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A Cambridge Composer: Brass Orchestras, Inclusive Music, and World-class Musicians (Part 1)

Jay Richardson (2015) is composer in residence at the Cambridge Corn Exchange and has just had his residency extended.  He talked to Kit Smart about his experiences so far, and what comes next. In Part 1 of this two part interview he discusses his previous works, and writing for brass. You’ve just had your residency extended to the 2017-18 series, congratulations.  How do you feel about that? I’m over the moon.  My last year at the Corn exchange has been terrific and filled with really great projects and also with really exciting ideas so I’m very happy to be able to continue with those ideas, and actually begin to realise…

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Graduate Parlour Comments Book

On a shelf above the comfortable chairs and board game collection of the Graduate Parlour (GP) are several large leather-bound books. These books are the comment books, used over the…

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