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18th Nihon Affiliated High Schools Easter Programme

Earlier this month we had the pleasure of hosting the 18th Nihon Affiliated High Schools Easter Programme at Pembroke College. This year’s programme welcomed 72 students from Japanese high schools affiliated with Nihon University and 4 accompanying staff members. As part of the programme, students have taken part in a range of academic and cultural experiences, attending daily English language lessons and activities organised by our programme assistants (PAs). From…

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History Beneath Another Sky

Professor Norman Davies is currently a visiting scholar at Pembroke. His latest book, Beneath Another Sky, will be launched on November 2nd. Professor Davies is a historian noted for his…

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A Cambridge Composer: Brass Orchestras, Inclusive Music, and World-class Musicians (Part 2)

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. You said have you some ideas you’re looking forward to, what are those? We have two very exciting projects lined up this year.  One will be with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) who have just appointed a new conductor.  I think their first ever female conductor and I’m probably right in saying the youngest female conductor at the head of a major orchestra in the UK.  She’s Lithuanian, her name is Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla and she…

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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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