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To the Next Generation of PKP

This year during the Pembroke-King's Summer Programme we ran a blogging competition in which students submitted blogs about their time studying in Cambridge. The winner is Angie Cornwell, whose letter to a future generation of PKP students is beautifully written and captures everything we love about PKP. Congratulations Angie, and thank you for your blog! Article originally published on Angie's blog. Photos also by Angie I cannot believe it is already…

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Desiring the Middle East at Pembroke

One of the regular lecture series at Pembroke is the ‘Desiring the Middle East’ series, organised by Dr Sertaç Sehlikoglu. The central concern of this bi-weekly seminar series is to offer unfamiliar ways of looking at the contemporary Middle and Near East, as an attempt to fix Eurocentric categorisation and understanding, and narrow the epistemological gap by informing Pembroke and Cambridge scholars and students about diverse aspects of everyday life in the region. The Easter term timetable included discussions on democracy in Turkey, the politics of religious differences at the border, and the limits of ethnographic research methods in the aftermath of a catastrophe. The keynote speaker was Dr Ruba Salih of…

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PKP Week 1

The first week of the Pembroke-King’s Summer Programme has ended, and student Angie, of Illinois Wesleyan University, tells us about her experiences so far. Every time I enter the historic gates…

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