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Cosmic Poetry: 2017 Seatonian Prize

Winning the Divinity School Seatonian Prize is becoming something of a Pembroke habit. Christopher Smart won it three times. Colin Wilcockson has won it three times, most recently in 2016 with his villanelles inspired by Smart’s Jubilate Agno. And now Professor Randall Johnson has won it for the second time with his cosmic take on the theme ‘O God, enfold me in the sun’. Johnson’s poem is an intriguingly scientific…

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Meet the Senior Tutor

Three questions for Dr Mark Wormald, who has been Senior Tutor at Pembroke for eight years. How would you describe the role of Senior Tutor? When I started, I was…

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Pembroke and Nepal II

Dr Hildegard Diemberger, Fellow in Social Anthropology, works extensively in Nepal. Hildegard regularly visits the region and conducts much of her core research in the areas affected by the recent earthquake. As Director of the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit she manages an outreach programme through which children from Steeple-Morden Primary School in Cambridgeshire speak to children at a school in Sherpa, a region south of Mount Everest outside the tourist trails. The classes connect via Skype to discuss their local environments. The school was badly damaged by the first earthquake, and the second quake has destroyed most of the houses in the surrounding villages. Hildegard is also involved in a…

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Meet the Development Director

Three question for Matthew Mellor, Pembroke’s Development Director. How would you describe your role? My team is primarily responsible for keeping in touch with our members and also, of course,…

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A day in the life: Dr William Fawcett

What is a typical day like for an academic at Pembroke? Dr William Fawcett, Bye-Fellow in Architecture gives us a glimpse: 7am Alarm – as usual, it comes just a little…

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A day in the life: Dr Anna Young

Ever wanted to read a Fellow’s diary? Dr Anna Young, Maudslay-Butler Research Fellow at Pembroke College, works in the Department of Engineering. Here she shares a day in her life: Wednesday…

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