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Art and the Self: “I am my own Muse”

We’ve talked about women in Science, but what about women in Art? PhD student Nicole Maniero (2017) curated a mini exhibition of artists’ self-portraits for International Women’s Day. “I am my own Muse”. Frida Kahlo’s famous quote inspired Nicole to explore the complex relationship between artists and their identities and bodies, and the ways we as viewers engage with self-portraits.  A literature student researching representation of objects in Italian stories,…

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Basketball Blues

Pembroke PhD students Léonie de Jonge (2014) and Michelle Quay (2013) won Varsity and received Blues with the Cambridge University Women’s Basketball Club but their work is not done yet. This…

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Puppies at Pembroke

In an effort to help reduce the stress caused by exams, the JP invited three puppies to the college for students to play with. Members of the JP and GP were able to book in to one of the half hour sessions and unwind with the affectionate trio. These are a selection of photos from one of those sessions.                                           If you are worried about exams or stressed about anything else, the college has a strong welfare support system that you can find more details about here. The University website can…

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From One President to Another

This week Alice Ievins (2008) will officially be handing over the reins of Graduate Parlour President to Craig Burns (2011). The pair agreed to talk to Kit Smart about the past…

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View of the boat bay, as a general rule women’s boats on the right, men’s on the left.

Why I Row

PhD student and member of the PCBC W1, Courtney Landers reflects on how she started rowing and her love of the sport. It’s a small source of pride when I’m…

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Celebrating May 3rd

The Graduate Parlour held a BA dinner followed by a display of Polish folk-dancing to honour the Polish-Lithuanian National Holiday. So far this year, the Graduate Parlour has hosted events…

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