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PKP Week 1

The first week of the Pembroke-King's Summer Programme has ended, and student Angie, of Illinois Wesleyan University, tells us about her experiences so far. Every time I enter the historic gates of Pembroke or King's, I am in awe at the beauty and nobility of the campuses. Everywhere I turn in this incredible city, there are captivating ornate buildings housing the same incredible intelligence that fostered some of the most talented…

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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…

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Kamau Brathwaite: Poet, Historian, Honorary Fellow

Poet, historian and co-founder of the Caribbean Artists Movement, Professor Kamau Brathwaite (1950) remains one of the leading producers of intellectual discourse on Caribbean literature and culture. Elected an Honorary Fellow of Pembroke College in November 2016, Brathwaite was recently awarded the 2018 PEN/Voelcker Lifetime Career and Achievement Award for poetry. To celebrate his 88th birthday, this year’s Library Graduate Trainee, Emma Shapiro, has put together a selection of Brathwaite’s work to showcase his prolific achievements. The exhibition features material from the George Padmore Institute, Dr Anne Walmsley, BBC Written Archive Centre and the Cambridge English Faculty Library. Born Lawson Edward Brathwaite in Bridgetown, Barbados in 1930, Brathwaite won a…

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Pembroke Iftar

On Saturday 2nd June a group of people from Pembroke and the University gathered for an Iftar feast. The Pembroke Iftar was hosted by Harum Mukhayer (2016), PhD candidate and…

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Meet the Assistant Chaplain

Jennifer Adams-Massmann has joined Pembroke for a term as part-time Assistant Chaplain. She talked to Kit Smart about Chaplaincy duties and helping students de-stress during exam term. Jennifer is an…

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Symposium: Petrarch and Portraiture

Ilaria Bernocchi (2015) and Nicolò Morelli (2014) are co-convening an interdisciplinary conference exploring the relationship between Petrarch and portraiture later this month. The symposium draws together Petrarch – one of…

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