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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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Peak performance

Pembroke’s women take to the ski slopes. Back at the start of December, when most of Pembroke’s undergraduates were preparing for the end-of-term Christmas bop, Liz Adams (2013) was delving…

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Escaping the bubble

Undergraduates studying Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge spend their third year living abroad. We asked three Pembroke students currently on their year abroad to give us an update at different points in their adventure. Here's what they had to say: Ellie Gould (2012), travelsouthuntilyourskinturnswarmer.wordpress.com, August 2014 As anyone who has been seduced by the deceptively difficult task of learning another language will know, there is only one way to really conquer the nuances of a foreign tongue, and that is to live abroad. It's something the Modern and Medieval Languages department seem to know all too well, and so they require each undergraduate to spend at least 8 months of their…

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No Spain, no gain

In a new annual tradition, Pembroke College Boat Club heads to Spain each January for an intense training camp. Following her recent article on rowing for The Telegraph, Charlotte Chorley (2012) reveals what…

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Europe from the inside

Pembroke students travel all over the world. On Tuesday, three current students revealed what it’s like to live abroad for a year. Now, Audrey Lejeune (2013) talks about spending her vacations ‘couchsurfing’ her way…

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A week at Pembroke House

Founded in 1885, Pembroke House is the College’s social action centre in Walworth, South London. Jess Farmery (2013) spent last week volunteering at Pembroke House in order to help with various…

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