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18-02-16 Georgia Lea

Pembroke Women in Science: Georgia Lea

Sunday 11th February is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. We’re celebrating it with a series of interview with our own women in science. Today’s interview is with Georgia Lea (2017), who is a first year PhD student researching the regulation of trophoblast stem cells. Georgia works in the Epigenetics Department at the Babraham Institute, in Dr Myriam Hemberger’s group. Her advice to girls hoping to study STEM…

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2017 in Pictures: Part 2

Last time on the blog we looked back at some of the music, talks, and fundraising that took place in 2017. We continue our year in pictures with some of…

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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 response for a competition for the best English poem on a sacred subject, focusing more on the sun than on the divine. The poem is an astronomical exploration the birth and death of stars, and of the subsuming of planets by…

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2017 in Pictures: Part 1

Now that 2017 is finished, we take a look at a small snapshot of the many events, achievements, and important moments of 2017. Lent term saw a flurry of fundraising…

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For a Winter Afternoon

There’s only five days until Christmas; the perfect time for some wintry poetry from President of the Pembroke Poetry Society, Michael Brown For a Winter afternoon Dedicated to Helena Thurm…

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