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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 Gates Scholar. Harum spent eight years working with the UN in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia prior to coming to Pembroke. She advises governments on the design and implementation of natural resources laws and policies, and is currently researching the…

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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.…

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Pembroke & the Cambridge Union III

Pembroke has had a long and fruitful relationship with the Union, which continues today. This is the third part in a series of blog posts exploring that connection. The first and second parts of the series were published earlier this week. Sir Richard Dearlove, Pembroke’s current Master, acts as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Union. In his introduction to the Michaelmas 2015 Term Card, Sir Richard writes: ‘The Union, as its founders intended, happily remains a beacon for the fearless exchange of ideas through accomplished debate and for upholding the principles of freedom of speech – as crucial today as when the Union…

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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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What a pane

Where in Pembroke can you find a weesle headed armadillo, a great gogle eyed beetle and a nocoonaca? In the library, of course. The colourful stained glass window that runs…

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Pembroke & the Cambridge Union II

This post is the second in a three-part series exploring Pembroke’s long-standing connection with Cambridge’s famous debating society. Today we continue with a review of some of the influential Union…

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