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Meet the students: Welfare Officer

Mental health is an important topic to discuss at any time of the year, but for many students it becomes more pressing an issue in exam term. The Junior Parlour Committee includes a JP Welfare Officer who supports students and organises events to relax and de-stress. Amaani Ahmed (2016) is the current JPC welfare officer, and told Kit Smart what being welfare officer involves: What does a JPC Welfare Officer do?  We’re…

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Sacred sciptures at Thubten Choling monastery

Pembroke and Nepal II

Dr Hildegard Diemberger, Fellow in Social Anthropology, works extensively in Nepal. Hildegard regularly visits the region and conducts much of her core research in the areas affected by the recent earthquake. As…

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Being a hostel keeper

Colin and May Williams spent around 25 years living in the hostel at 40 Panton Street with eight students. Here they speak about the highs, the lows and the laughs. How did you find yourselves at Pembroke? May: My auntie, Miss Sadd, worked in the linen room at Pembroke as the seamstress. She came home and told my dad there was a job going in the maintenance department. As it turned out, he wasn’t interested – but my husband Colin was. Colin: We’d only recently got married and I was working in a factory at the time. The move to Pembroke would mean…

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Pembroke and Nepal I

Following the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday 25th April, this week’s blog posts explore Pembroke’s connection to ‘the roof of the world’. Sarah Howden (2013) & Ciara Rowland-Simms (2013) write:…

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