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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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Lieder in Pembroke: Interview with Joseph Middleton (Part 1)

The Sir Arthur Bliss Song series is a series of performances of Lieder Music held in the Old Library. This term we have so far heard stunning performances from Kathryn Rudge and Jennifer Johnston, and can look forward to the final concert of term from Ashley Riches.  All the artists are accompanied by College Musician and highly-acclaimed Lieder musician Joseph Middleton.  In this two-part blog, he talked to Kit Smart about Lieder and music in Pembroke.  You can read part 2 for more about the Bliss series, and the intense intellectual and musical work required to be a top-class Lieder musician. You can buy tickets for the next recital here    …

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Remembrance: a part of Pembroke

This week we observe Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday All over the United Kingdom, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, a two-minute silence is…

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