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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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From Harvard to Cambridge

Katie Wu chats with Kit about her time at Cambridge as part of the International Programmes Department’s Spring Semester Programme Where are you from? I’m from Boston, from Newton, Massachusetts,…

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An American in Cambridge

Every summer, hundreds of students come to the College as part of the Pembroke-King's Programme (PKP). Here, PKP student Collin Palmer - from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – reflects on his first week in the UK: My first day abroad was everything that I could have hoped for, imagined, or expected. Truly, I experienced the whole spectrum of emotions and experiences as I made my way from St. Louis to London on my 14-hour trip – excited, a little nervous, and a little anxious about what lay ahead, but full of anticipation of what was to come. Descending into London Heathrow, the pilot banked right and gave the whole…

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From Houston to Cambridge

International Programmes Student Riley Smith talks about her time at Pembroke, meeting her favourite playwright, and the things that she’s learnt about herself since coming to Cambridge for the Lent…

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A day in the life: Programme Assistant

Each year Pembroke hosts a range of International Programmes. Many of these are staffed by Programme Assistants, or PAs – current Cambridge students or recent graduates who arrange a variety of…

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A semester in Cambridge

Each year Pembroke College accepts up to thirty students from overseas universities for a two-term semester of study in Cambridge. This year Liz Willcock (2014), from McGill University in Canada, is one of them.…

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