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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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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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