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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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People, Politics and Podcasts with Guy Raz

Guy Raz (1996) joined NPR in 1997 as an intern, and since then he’s covered conflicts all over the world and created three NPR podcasts with millions of listeners. As a news reporter Guy covered conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkans, and reported extensively on Israel-Palestine. Now, he’s the host, co-creator and editorial director of TED Radio Hour and How I Built This, as well as Wow In The World, NPR’s first podcast for children. So what made him make the switch to podcasting? To understand that you have to go back to the beginning: “I went into journalism, like most people go into journalism, to make the world a better…

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A Piece of History

The College Treasures are, in many cases, a tangible link connecting us with almost 700 years of history. In the 2018 annual Display of Treasures members of the College were able…

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The Pembroke Collections Cataloguer

Lucy McNeill has been with Pembroke for nine months, cataloguing the College’s collections and seeking out hidden treasures. In this blog she writes about her work. During the nine months (August 2017-May…

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