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Hidden Places at Pembroke: the Vestry

There are some places in Pembroke that most of our members and visitors won't usually see. One of these is known best to the Choirs of Pembroke: the Vestry. The vestry is a small room by the Chapel, accessed by the same easily-overlooked door that leads to the organ loft. Here the Choir get ready for services, store their robes, and of course make cups of tea. The vestry has…

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Play Like a Girl

Performing the complete organ works of Bach in 24 hours is already a huge undertaking, but this year Director of Music Anna Lapwood wanted to go a step further. With…

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Meet the Assistant Chaplain

Jennifer Adams-Massmann has joined Pembroke for a term as part-time Assistant Chaplain. She talked to Kit Smart about Chaplaincy duties and helping students de-stress during exam term. Jennifer is an Episcopal Priest and was ordained just over ten years ago. She’s been working part time on her PhD dissertation for five years at the University of Heidelberg, and moved here from Germany two years ago. When she heard about the role at Pembroke she was eager to get back to move active ministry, and to experience what it’s like to be a Chaplain in a College setting. Jennifer’s PhD research is focused on American colonial history, and specifically a German…

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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…

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Pembroke Iftar

On Saturday 2nd June a group of people from Pembroke and the University gathered for an Iftar feast. The Pembroke Iftar was hosted by Harum Mukhayer (2016), PhD candidate and…

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