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Cosmic Poetry: 2017 Seatonian Prize

Winning the Divinity School Seatonian Prize is becoming something of a Pembroke habit. Christopher Smart won it three times. Colin Wilcockson has won it three times, most recently in 2016 with his villanelles inspired by Smart’s Jubilate Agno. And now Professor Randall Johnson has won it for the second time with his cosmic take on the theme ‘O God, enfold me in the sun’. Johnson’s poem is an intriguingly scientific…

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Pembroke Refugee Seminar: Xenophobia, Populism and the Media

On the 27th April, The Pembroke Refugee Seminar, in cooperation with the Masters's Seminar, Pembroke Papers & the Pembroke Politics Society presented a timely discussion on the Xenophobia, Populism, and the media. As expressed by the Dean, who chaired the event, we are faced with both a genuine crisis and a new, emerging type of politics in which the media is central.  The Refugee seminar series is part of Pembroke’s attempt to understand the crisis from a multitude of perspectives and explore the political landscape in which it is taking place. The speakers were the Master, Lord Chris Smith Baron of Finsbury; Jon Smith, who has reported from across the…

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