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Art and the Self: “I am my own Muse”

We’ve talked about women in Science, but what about women in Art? PhD student Nicole Maniero (2017) curated a mini exhibition of artists’ self-portraits for International Women’s Day. “I am my own Muse”. Frida Kahlo’s famous quote inspired Nicole to explore the complex relationship between artists and their identities and bodies, and the ways we as viewers engage with self-portraits.  A literature student researching representation of objects in Italian stories,…

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A day in the life: The Dean

Pembroke’s Dean, Dr James Gardom, shares a typical day in his life. 6.30am I get up, say some prayers at home, spend about 20 minutes looking at my emails and…

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Being a Gates scholar

Stephanie Gabriela Lopez (2014) spent the last year at Pembroke as a Gates Scholar. Stephanie’s family are from El Salvador, although they fled to America in the late 1980s during…

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We shall go up to the sun

This summer Tate Modern is hosting the first UK retrospective of the artist Sonia Delaunay. Who better to give you an introduction than Cinthia Willaman (2010), a PhD candidate at…

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