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Interview with a Fellow: Epigenetics from Pea Aphids to People

Dr Nick Burton is a Research Fellow at Pembroke College working in the field of Genetics/Molecular Biology. Dr Burton researches the impact of a mother's environment on the development of her offspring. In pea aphids for example, environmental stresses can cause the mother to 'program' her offspring to have wings, or not have wings. He refers to this as 'maternal bet-hedging', because the idea is that the developmental changes make the…

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2018 Women in Science Residential

On 4th April 2018, 31 Year 11 students arrived in Pembroke for a three-day Women in Science residential. The Women in Science Easter residential has been running for three years. …

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Meet the Athletes: Varsity Women’s Rugby

Fiona Shuttleworth (2015) is a third year vet student and Rugby player. She was named CURUFC women’s forward of the year following the women’s squad’s win against Oxford in December.  Fiona took up rugby in her second year, and has played in two Varsity games. What made you start playing rugby? I’ve always been sporty.  In my second year I wanted to pick up a sport, and it was between rugby and cycling. I realised cycling was a lot of time at the weekends, when I needed to work, and rugby hours were a lot more doable with my degree. I didn’t start university rugby straight away; I did a…

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A First Album and a Unique Organ

Jay Richardson (2015) is Composer in Residence at Cambridge Corn Exchange, Chapel Organist at Peterhouse and has just released his first album, I BREAK, for solo organ. It’s now available…

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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…

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