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Another Gaze

Frankie Enticknap is an Art History student at Glasgow. She’s been working at the Pembroke Library on and off since 2014. One of her last tasks at Pembroke this summer was to create a display in College using Library material. The display is titled “Another Gaze: the Gender-politics of seeing in twentieth century photography’, and features three female photographers who were working around the same time that women were first…

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High Altitudes with Aldenderfer

In a corner of the MIASU building, in an office decorated with Tibetan prayer flags, you will find Leverhulme Visiting Professor Mark Aldenderfer.   Mark’s career in archaeology began almost…

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Thirty Years of Women at Pembroke

2014 was the thirty-year anniversary of women’s admissions to Pembroke College. A dedicated team has been working throughout the year to mark this important milestone in our history by creating a programme of events, talks and displays commemorating the role of women here at Pembroke. PemWomen@30 events over the course of the year have included the Women’s Dinner, held during the summer; the ‘Skirts and Ties’ installation set up in the Hall to provide a visual display of the ratio of men to women at Pembroke; an all-women comedy night; and several panel discussions on subjects such as…

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Performing Lost Songs

For 1,000 years the music to Boethius’s Songs of Consolation had been lost. The songs would at one point have been commonly heard in courts of the day were passed on through aural…

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Dreaming Big

Dr Hannah Mumby recently joined Pembroke as a Junior Research Fellow. She previously studied at King’s College, Cambridge, and at the University of Sheffield and in Myanmar for her PhD…

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