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Around the World in 365 Days, or: A Tale of Twelve Cities

Heather Lane (1998) has just returned to the UK from Bolivia, the final stop in a twelve month remote working adventure. World travel is usually something one might think of as a holiday, disrupting the flow of work rather than enhancing it.  Digital nomads, remote working, communal work spaces; these concepts one might associate with gap year students, or people whose work requires only a computer. Heather thought so, until…

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History Beneath Another Sky

Professor Norman Davies is currently a visiting scholar at Pembroke. His latest book, Beneath Another Sky, will be launched on November 2nd. Professor Davies is a historian noted for his…

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A Cambridge Composer: Brass Orchestras, Inclusive Music, and World-class Musicians (Part 2)

Jay Richardson (2015) is composer in residence at the Cambridge Corn Exchange and has just had his residency extended.  He talked to Kit Smart about his experiences so far, and what comes next. You said have you some ideas you’re looking forward to, what are those? We have two very exciting projects lined up this year.  One will be with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) who have just appointed a new conductor.  I think their first ever female conductor and I’m probably right in saying the youngest female conductor at the head of a major orchestra in the UK.  She’s Lithuanian, her name is Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla and she…

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Pembroke 101: This is Pembroke

The end of September marks the start of the academic year and the arrival of a new cohort of students, both undergraduate and graduate. If that’s you, first of all,…

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