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Meet the students: Welfare Officer

Mental health is an important topic to discuss at any time of the year, but for many students it becomes more pressing an issue in exam term. The Junior Parlour Committee includes a JP Welfare Officer who supports students and organises events to relax and de-stress. Amaani Ahmed (2016) is the current JPC welfare officer, and told Kit Smart what being welfare officer involves: What does a JPC Welfare Officer do?  We’re…

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Meet the Athletes: Lent Bumps Part 2

Despite snowy weather and cancelled races, Pembroke made the most of the last day of Lent Bumps 2018 with bumps from M1, W1, M2, and W3. Following on from last month’s interview…

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Heritage and Identity: LGBT+ History Month 2018

This year’s LGBT+ History Month inspired an impressive range of events throughout Cambridge. In Pembroke, Cam Queer History presented two events in collaboration with our Graduate Parlour President. Both talks encouraged the audience to engage with a different aspect of LGBT+ history, and consider how we think about and represent that history today. On the 16th February Eleri Watson discussed her research on ‘fag hags’ in Christopher Isherwood’s writing. Watson, a doctoral student at the University of Oxford, used Foucauldian theories of identity and queerness to investigate the limits of identity politics and language.  From Isherwood’s “agents of oppressive, devouring heterosexuality” – the ‘fag hag’ – to the inherent ‘bump and…

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Northern Ireland Shadowing Scheme 2018

In February 2018 ten students from schools in Northern Ireland came to Pembroke for the Northern Ireland Shadowing Scheme. The shadowing scheme pairs prospective students up with current Pembroke students.…

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Pembroke Festival of Voice

Pembroke’s inaugural Festival of Voice brought international artists to Pembroke for four days of music. Pembroke has a strong connection to Lieder music through our College Musician, Joseph Middleton.  Joseph…

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Meet the Athletes: Lent Bumps 2018

Once again we find ourselves at that point in term when College boat clubs battle it out for head of the river in the annual Lent Bumps. Kit Smart caught…

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