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Culture, Creativity, Community: Why Music Matters

The Choir of Pembroke College, led by Director of Music Anna Lapwood, is currently in Zambia on the 2017 Choir tour. A major part of the choir tour – and the campaign to raise funds for it – has been an emphasis on musical education and cultural exchange.  The choir are working in association with the Estelle Trust and the Muze Trust to offer notation workshops to communities in Mukuni…

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Mindfulness in Chapel

If you’ve visited the Chapel lately, you may have noticed that it is home to an eclectic collection of items.  Here is why. Immediately upon entering the Chapel one is…

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Fundraising for the Jo Cox Memorial Studentship

In June 2016 the College was shocked and saddened by the death of Jo Cox MP, who joined Pembroke as Jo Leadbeater in 1992.  Since then, it has been wonderful to see how the entire College Community has come together. Part of the College’s response to Jo Cox’s death has been to establish the Jo Cox Studentship, which seeks to raise at least £120,000 to fund a PhD scholarship in the study of refugees and global migration at Pembroke, as part of the Cambridge Migration Research Network.  We’ve been extremely proud of the amount of support this studentship has had from the College community, not least from students who have…

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Pembroke and the Reformation

Guest blog by Jonathan Reimer Nearly five hundred years ago, in October 1517, a professor at the little-known University of Wittenberg sparked an explosive debate about the nature and meaning…

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