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Meet the students: Welfare Officer

Mental health is an important topic to discuss at any time of the year, but for many students it becomes more pressing an issue in exam term. The Junior Parlour Committee includes a JP Welfare Officer who supports students and organises events to relax and de-stress. Amaani Ahmed (2016) is the current JPC welfare officer, and told Kit Smart what being welfare officer involves: What does a JPC Welfare Officer do?  We’re…

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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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