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Around the World in 365 Days, or: A Tale of Twelve Cities

Heather Lane (1998) has just returned to the UK from Bolivia, the final stop in a twelve month remote working adventure. World travel is usually something one might think of as a holiday, disrupting the flow of work rather than enhancing it.  Digital nomads, remote working, communal work spaces; these concepts one might associate with gap year students, or people whose work requires only a computer. Heather thought so, until…

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Trial of Queen Mary, Great Chamber, Fotheringhay Castle (The British Library)

Tudor Family Drama, Castles, and Pembroke

The Tudors aren’t what you might immediately think of when you think of Pembroke, but through Framlingham and Fotheringhay, the College is connected to some significant moments in what was…

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Volunteering Week Part 1: Lyn’s House

This week is student volunteering week, so we're showcasing student volunteers and giving current students examples of ways they can give their time.  Part 1 is by Katharine Griffiths (2012), who has an unusual home in Lyn's House L’Arche is an international organisation where people with and without learning disabilities live together as a community. The Lyn's House is project inspired by the L’Arche communities and the vision of Jean Vanier, who founded L’Arche in response to the widespread suffering and institutionalisation of people with learning disabilities in society. In 1964, Vanier invited two men with disabilities, Raphael and Philippe, to live with him. From this first house, L’Arche has…

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Arrival of the Lampedusa Cross

On Ash Wednesday, 1 March 2017, we received in Chapel a cross which is simultaneously a work of art, and a poignant reminder of the human cost of the Refugee…

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