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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…

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Sacred sciptures at Thubten Choling monastery

Pembroke and Nepal II

Dr Hildegard Diemberger, Fellow in Social Anthropology, works extensively in Nepal. Hildegard regularly visits the region and conducts much of her core research in the areas affected by the recent earthquake. As…

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Cuckoo’s calling

A nine-year-old boy writes excitedly in his diary: ‘Cuckoo calling, first of the summer!’ Today, decades later, he still feels the same thrill when he hears that distinctive ‘wandering voice’. In fact, Professor Nick Davies FRS has spent the last thirty years studying cuckoos and has just published a new book entitled Cuckoo: Cheating by Nature. I first meet him at a book launch for another Pembroke Fellow, where he tells me, ‘I’m always amazed by these kinds of events. I look around at all the fantastic books that my colleagues have managed to produce and think: I’m just a guy who likes looking at birds.’ This is a typical…

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A day in the life: Dr Anna Young

Ever wanted to read a Fellow’s diary? Dr Anna Young, Maudslay-Butler Research Fellow at Pembroke College, works in the Department of Engineering. Here she shares a day in her life: Wednesday…

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File 23-03-2016

From thesis to bookshop shelf

Toby Matthiesen’s latest book, The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism, received its official UK launch at the Cambridge University Press book shop in late February. The book is based…

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Research roundup 2014

For the last blog post of 2014, we give you a roundup of the year’s research and news at Pembroke. Throughout the year, fellows and students at Pembroke have continued to publish…

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