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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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The Rainbow Flag

The first day of February marks the start of LGBT History Month, an annual celebration in the UK intended to promote equality and diversity. This year, for the first time,…

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Bridgemas!

The last week of Michaelmas term is traditionally referred to as ‘Bridgemas’, due to the tendency to celebrate Christmas a month early, before the undergraduates go home for the holidays. Kit Smart left the warmth of her cat basket to observe the various Bridgemas festivities taking place this year. Some of the catering staff and a few volunteers got together in the Hall to put up the Christmas tree decorations. It was such a big tree that some stepladders and a tall Butler were required to place the star on top. On December 1st, staff and students were invited to gather in the Library to listen to a unique piece…

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Hidden Places at Pembroke: A History of Art

Art is a popular and creative extracurricular activity. From early childhood onwards, it allows people to discover their creative talents and express themselves visually. However, the Art Society at Pembroke…

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A Christmas Poem

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the JP Not a creature was stirring, not even an interviewee. The undergraduate rooms were all emptied and hoovered And still smelling…

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Thirty Years of Women at Pembroke

2014 was the thirty-year anniversary of women’s admissions to Pembroke College. A dedicated team has been working throughout the year to mark this important milestone in our history by creating…

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