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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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An Italian Serata with Antonio Carluccio

It was with great pleasure that Pembroke was able to welcome back Antonio Carluccio OBE and his partner Sabine Stevenson for this year’s Italian Serata. By guest author Dr Ambrogio…

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Matriculation Matters

One of the most important part of freshers' week is the matriculation of our new students During a ceremony in the Old Library, students are matriculated into the college and the university.  Once matriculated, they are members of Pembroke for life, and have become part of our community and history. Now members of the university and of Pembroke, all new students gather for the Matriculation photograph. Matriculation is a formal event, and students wear gowns throughout. Below is a time-lapse video of this year's photograph: Later in the day students can attend a matriculation service in Chapel followed by the formal matriculation dinner. A warm welcome to all new students, and best…

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William Pitt Seminar

On Friday 14th October the college held the 11th annual William Pitt seminar, with the theme of “A Higher Purpose: the role of universities in C21st Britain’ Below is a…

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Treasures of Pembroke College Library

Pembroke Rare Books cataloguer, Adriana Celmare, writes on the cataloguing project and an upcoming exhibition of incunabula and rare items The cataloguing project of the Incunabula Collection at Pembroke College…

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