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Interview with a Fellow: Epigenetics from Pea Aphids to People

Dr Nick Burton is a Research Fellow at Pembroke College working in the field of Genetics/Molecular Biology. Dr Burton researches the impact of a mother's environment on the development of her offspring. In pea aphids for example, environmental stresses can cause the mother to 'program' her offspring to have wings, or not have wings. He refers to this as 'maternal bet-hedging', because the idea is that the developmental changes make the…

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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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Meet the President

Wave your flags and strike up the marching band: Pembroke’s Junior Parlour Committee has elected a new President. Pembroke’s Junior Parlour (JP) is run by a committee of students who take responsibility for a range of areas including welfare, food and bar, access, entertainments and charities. Overseeing this team is the President, a current student who is voted for by the student body. Last week, Steph Willis (2011) completed her year as President and handed over to the newly elected Will Popplewell (2013). We got them together to speak about the highs and lows of taking on this important role. Can you start by telling us what the role of…

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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…

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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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Euro Vision

Economics student Jonathan Hazell (2012) has won the 2014 Brian Riley Declamation Prize. The prize was awarded after Jonathan impressed the judges at the annual event on Tuesday 18th November. Below is his…

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