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To the Next Generation of PKP

This year during the Pembroke-King's Summer Programme we ran a blogging competition in which students submitted blogs about their time studying in Cambridge. The winner is Angie Cornwell, whose letter to a future generation of PKP students is beautifully written and captures everything we love about PKP. Congratulations Angie, and thank you for your blog! Article originally published on Angie's blog. Photos also by Angie I cannot believe it is already…

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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 traditions. Once it would have been instinctual for many to know how they should have sounded but sadly as musical styles moved on, Boethius was left in the past and the accompanying tunes lost. That is until recently when Pembroke Fellow Sam Barrett completed over a decade’s worth of research. With the aid of Benjamin Bagby and his band Sequentia, Dr Barrett has succeeded in reconstructing the music for Boethius’s words and crafted a series of events for the public…

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The Graduate Parlour Presents

Last week the Graduate Parlour held a 20/20 format seminar. Each of the five participants was allotted 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to explain their research to the…

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