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NICK BURTON

Interview with a Fellow: Epigenetics from Pea Aphids to People

Dr Nick Burton is a Research Fellow at Pembroke College working in the field of Genetics/Molecular Biology. Dr Burton researches the impact of a mother's environment on the development of her offspring. In pea aphids for example, environmental stresses can cause the mother to 'program' her offspring to have wings, or not have wings. He refers to this as 'maternal bet-hedging', because the idea is that the developmental changes make the…

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Pembroke’s going up

Charlotte Chorley (2012) graduated in June and here she reflects on her three years at the College. 2012 was the year of golden torches, diamond celebrations and yellow jerseys. Tuition…

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Sir Arthur Bliss Song Series

As the choir embarks on a summer tour of Finland, we look at some of the other musical opportunities on offer at Pembroke. Today – the Sir Arthur Bliss Song Series. Cambridge has a long history of producing some of the world’s finest musicians, and Pembroke College is an important part of that tradition. The College’s list of musical alumni includes the composer Sir Arthur Bliss, the conductor Christopher Hogwood and the clarinettist Emma Johnson (1985). More recently, the baritone Ronan Collett (2000) and the organists Christopher Gray (1996) and Sarah Baldock (1993) have been added to the list. However, several years ago Pembroke’s Director of College Music, Dr Sam Barrett,…

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Primrose Hill comes to Pembroke

Sir Richard Dearlove recently finished his term as Pembroke’s Master, and on his departure he and Lady Dearlove left a number of gifts to the College. One of these was a…

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Feline friends

Cats have long played an important part in life at Pembroke. But did you know that two of the Colleges most famous members were cat lovers, and in turn had cats…

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Painting words in sound

Joseph Middleton is a world-renowned accompanist and the College Musician at Pembroke. He talks to our College Recorder about the wonder of music. ‘When I was at school I played…

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