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Cosmic Poetry: 2017 Seatonian Prize

Winning the Divinity School Seatonian Prize is becoming something of a Pembroke habit. Christopher Smart won it three times. Colin Wilcockson has won it three times, most recently in 2016 with his villanelles inspired by Smart’s Jubilate Agno. And now Professor Randall Johnson has won it for the second time with his cosmic take on the theme ‘O God, enfold me in the sun’. Johnson’s poem is an intriguingly scientific…

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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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For she’s a jolly good Fellow

Writing for the PemWomen@30 project, Sarah Nouwen reflects on being a female Fellow at Pembroke It may be a sign of the success of 30 years women at Pembroke: I have to think hard when asked about my experience as a female academic at Pembroke. I could easily come up with stories about being a junior academic at Pembroke; about being a lawyer in Pembroke; about being a Pembroke fellow who is also a parent; indeed, about being a vegetarian teetotalling Pembrokian. But saying something about being a female academic requires one to use a lens that hardly ever seems relevant in Pembroke, nowadays or at the time of my…

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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…

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Dr Iza Hussin (far left) welcoming the new graduate students at the Senior Tutor's talk last week

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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A day in the life: The Dean

Pembroke’s Dean, Dr James Gardom, shares a typical day in his life. 6.30am I get up, say some prayers at home, spend about 20 minutes looking at my emails and…

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