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Meet the Athletes: Varsity Women’s Rugby

Fiona Shuttleworth (2015) is a third year vet student and Rugby player. She was named CURUFC women’s forward of the year following the women’s squad’s win against Oxford in December.  Fiona took up rugby in her second year, and has played in two Varsity games. What made you start playing rugby? I’ve always been sporty.  In my second year I wanted to pick up a sport, and it was between…

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Performing Lost Songs

For 1,000 years the music to Boethius’s Songs of Consolation had been lost. The songs would at one point have been commonly heard in courts of the day were passed on through aural…

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Dreaming Big

Dr Hannah Mumby recently joined Pembroke as a Junior Research Fellow. She previously studied at King’s College, Cambridge, and at the University of Sheffield and in Myanmar for her PhD on ecology, demography and stress of Asian elephants. Her research now focuses on African elephants. When did you first decide that you wanted to study elephants? I took a circuitous route because my dream was really to be either David Attenborough or Indiana Jones. My original interest was in what it means to be human, so I studied anthropology as an undergraduate. I wanted to work with something I could quantify, so I went into biological anthropology, studying humans with…

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Thirty Years of Women at Pembroke

2014 was the thirty-year anniversary of women’s admissions to Pembroke College. A dedicated team has been working throughout the year to mark this important milestone in our history by creating…

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New Faces at Pembroke: Part 1

At the start of the academic year, new faces are everywhere. First-years arriving at Pembroke are bombarded with a vast array of new people, places, ideas, emails and terminology. In…

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