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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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Riley Declamation Prize 2016

Congratulations to undergraduate student Joe Leech (2014), who has won the 2016 Riley Declamation Prize This is the twenty third competition for the Riley Prize, designed to encourage communication skills…

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Lieder in Pembroke: Interview with Joseph Middleton (Part 1)

The Sir Arthur Bliss Song series is a series of performances of Lieder Music held in the Old Library. This term we have so far heard stunning performances from Kathryn Rudge and Jennifer Johnston, and can look forward to the final concert of term from Ashley Riches.  All the artists are accompanied by College Musician and highly-acclaimed Lieder musician Joseph Middleton.  In this two-part blog, he talked to Kit Smart about Lieder and music in Pembroke.  You can read part 2 for more about the Bliss series, and the intense intellectual and musical work required to be a top-class Lieder musician. You can buy tickets for the next recital here    …

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Remembrance: a part of Pembroke

This week we observe Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday All over the United Kingdom, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, a two-minute silence is…

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