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Art and the Self: “I am my own Muse”

We’ve talked about women in Science, but what about women in Art? PhD student Nicole Maniero (2017) curated a mini exhibition of artists’ self-portraits for International Women’s Day. “I am my own Muse”. Frida Kahlo’s famous quote inspired Nicole to explore the complex relationship between artists and their identities and bodies, and the ways we as viewers engage with self-portraits.  A literature student researching representation of objects in Italian stories,…

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LGBT+ History Month

If you’ve seen the many rainbow flags flying from Cambridge colleges, you’ll know it’s LGBT+ history month What you might not know is how many great events our Graduates have…

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Art as a Medium for Action

Pembroke PhD student Cinthia Willaman (2010) has been working with artist Gyunel Rustamova to curate an exhibition entitled Art as a Medium for ACTION, opening this week in London and next week in Cambridge. Cinthia met Gyunel while studying for her MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art and the two have been working together on exhibitions in London and Paris. Gyunel is now working as a fashion designer, but still uses her art as a starting point in all of her bespoke creations. The inspiration of the project stems from Gyunel’s experience working in the fashion industry, and her increasing interest in role of philanthropists and celebrities in influencing…

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A Valencian to-do list

Alexa Segal has written a handy to-do list for new grads in Pembroke Take advantage of the amazingness that is the GP: The GP is a magical place: tea, coffee,…

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Volunteering at Pembroke House

Pembroke graduate Daisy Prior (2012) talks about the week she spent volunteering with Pembroke House Pembroke House is a community centre founded in 1885 by Pembroke Students in Walworth, South…

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