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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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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…

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Seven days of Christmas

Advent is a particularly busy time for Pembroke’s chapel and choir. As Michaelmas term draws to a close and students set about celebrating Bridgemas, there seems to be no end of carols to be sung and mince pies to be eaten. For this blog post we spoke to people from across the Pembroke community about some of the highlights. Monday Each year students, staff, fellows and guests fill the chapel for a traditional carol service, in which the Christmas story is told through a series of readings, prayers and songs. The chapel is bathed in candlelight while the choir perform and the congregation sings a range of well-known Christmas songs.…

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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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Sporting successes

Men’s sport is thriving at Pembroke. This term has seen significant successes for several of Pembroke’s sportsmen. Here, a few of them describe the highs and lows. Mark Nelson (2012), member…

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Mary Boppins: Freshers’ Panto 2014

Christmas pantomimes are something of a tradition at Pembroke. The College Gazette records that the Pembroke Players staged a pantomime at Pembroke House in December 1970, describing it as ‘an…

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