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Another Gaze

Frankie Enticknap is an Art History student at Glasgow. She’s been working at the Pembroke Library on and off since 2014. One of her last tasks at Pembroke this summer was to create a display in College using Library material. The display is titled “Another Gaze: the Gender-politics of seeing in twentieth century photography’, and features three female photographers who were working around the same time that women were first…

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Thomas Gray: 300 today!

The 26th December 2016 marks 300 years since the birth of the poet Thomas Gray.  Best known for his work An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, he published less than a 1,000 lines of poetry during his lifetime. Although Gray is regarded as one of the great Pembroke Poets, along with Edmund Spenser, Christopher Smart and Ted Hughes, he began as an undergraduate and Fellow Commoner at Peterhouse, only moving to Pembroke in 1756 after an unfortunate prank was played on him by some Peterhouse students. Gray was born in Cornhill, London, to Philip Gray, a scrivener, and his wife Dorothy (Antrobus), a milliner.  One of 12 children, none…

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Post-Pembroke Productions

Pembroke English student, Charlie Bindels (2010), was once on the periphery of Pembroke theatre but this summer, with help from the Pembroke Players, will be taking an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s…

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