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Laugh 4 Change

Laugh 4 Change Raising funds to support refugees, tackling mental health at home and abroad, and having fun while doing it. That may seem like a big ask but Cansu Karabiyik (2016), a second year PhD candidate in medical science, seems to have managed it. Cansu spent time volunteering on Chios Island, Greece, witnessing the refugee crisis for herself. On her return she founded Laugh 4 Change, a comedy fundraising initiative…

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Henry Moore sculpture in Pembroke

This week, Figure in a Shelter (1983) was installed in Foundress Court The college received the statue on loan from the Henry Moore Foundation, which was founded in 1977 to…

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High Altitudes with Aldenderfer

In a corner of the MIASU building, in an office decorated with Tibetan prayer flags, you will find Leverhulme Visiting Professor Mark Aldenderfer.   Mark’s career in archaeology began almost 40 years ago with an invitation to join a project in the Andes after plans to conduct his PhD research in Ethiopia feel through. It was while working with this team in Peru that Mark first started considering the cultural, genetic, and biological adaptations that occur in places of high elevation. For the next 25 years, he went on to work extensively in the Andes before wondering about other places that he might be able to study. Due to the obvious…

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Sitting on History

This week Kit takes a look at the amazing cushions found in Pembroke’s Chapel The Pembroke College Chapel has stood for around 350 years. Gifted to the College by Matthew…

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Art in Old Court

If you have stopped by Pembroke’s Old Court in the past week you may have noticed something out of the ordinary along the Cloisters. Hannah Quinlivan, a Visual Arts PhD…

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Life at Cambridge in 1957

Dr Christopher Hall (1957) reflects on his time at Pembroke and remembers some of the famous faces from his year group. It was only twelve years after the end of…

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