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NICK BURTON

Interview with a Fellow: Epigenetics from Pea Aphids to People

Dr Nick Burton is a Research Fellow at Pembroke College working in the field of Genetics/Molecular Biology. Dr Burton researches the impact of a mother's environment on the development of her offspring. In pea aphids for example, environmental stresses can cause the mother to 'program' her offspring to have wings, or not have wings. He refers to this as 'maternal bet-hedging', because the idea is that the developmental changes make the…

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Mary Boppins: Freshers’ Panto 2014

Christmas pantomimes are something of a tradition at Pembroke. The College Gazette records that the Pembroke Players staged a pantomime at Pembroke House in December 1970, describing it as ‘an…

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Life, art and books

Our library staff are making the most of the Christmas vacation as an opportunity to work on the stock in our beautiful Rosenthal Art Library. But do you know how…

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The butler

The butler business is booming. Thanks to Downton Abbey there has been a recent surge in the number of households requesting the services of their very own Mr Carson. But…

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