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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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Volunteering Week Part 1: Lyn’s House

This week is student volunteering week, so we’re showcasing student volunteers and giving current students examples of ways they can give their time.  Part 1 is by Katharine Griffiths (2012),…

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Women and Girls in Science: PhD

Undergraduate: Holly Chetwood is a third year Chemistry student Holly is part of the Natural Science Tripos, and has specialised into Chemistry now she's reached her third year of study. She always wanted to do Chemistry, but also finds Maths and Physics interesting subjects.  Before taking separate science subjects at GCSE she originally wanted to study English, inspired by her parents, but enjoyed GCSE chemistry so much that she completely changed tack. Science appeals to her because she finds problem-solving satisfying, and enjoys studying why the world works the way it does. If you're a prospective student thinking about taking Natural Sciences, Holly says "definitely go for it".  Describing her…

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Pembroke-to-Pembroke Ergathon

On the 21st January our students rowed an amazing 120km in a charity ergathon, an indoor rowing race against Pembroke College Boat Club Oxford. PCBC managed to raise over £500…

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