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17-11-17 Choir at Corn exchange

Swapping Bach for Bowie: Choir at the Corn Exchange

On the 14th November, the Choir of Pembroke College performed at the Cambridge Corn Exchange alongside Gareth Malone, the Swingle Singers and the Ayoub Sisters. Guest blog written by Anna Lapwood, Director of Music As a Chapel Choir, our week to week commitments mainly revolve around singing religious music in the context of the College Chapel. When Gareth Malone asked us to join him for one concert in his UK…

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19-10-10 Freshers week

Freshers’ Week in Pictures

The first week of term is almost behind us, and hopefully our new students are settled in and getting used to Pembroke life. Freshers’ week, the annual tradition of welcoming…

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Banned Books Week: Why have it?

This week is Banned Books Week. The theme is ‘freedom to read’; the theme explores the complexities of access to read, not just whether or not the books can be published in the first place. One might wish that censorship of books belongs in a time long-past, when anything from mention of women’s ankles to the idea that atheism might have a point, or that a dictator might need to be deposed, would see books burned, hidden, or confiscated. But it would seem that censorship is alive and well, and this is why many people will be marking Banned Books Week.  The American Library Association compiles a list of the…

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Fresher’s Week: Preparing for day 1

Fresher’s week will soon be here, and students will be returning to Pembroke, including first years moving in for the first time. If that’s you, read on for some tips…

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History Beneath Another Sky

Professor Norman Davies is currently a visiting scholar at Pembroke. His latest book, Beneath Another Sky, will be launched on November 2nd. Professor Davies is a historian noted for his…

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