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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 my own Muse”. Frida Kahlo’s famous quote inspired Nicole to explore the complex relationship between artists and their identities and bodies, and the ways we as viewers engage with self-portraits.  A literature student researching representation of objects in Italian stories,…

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The Petticoat Vote

On Saturday, Pembroke’s Director of International Programmes, Dr David Jarvis, appeared on BBC Radio 4 to talk about ‘The Petticoat Vote’. We asked him a little more about the programme,…

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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 and promote ground-breaking research in a range of disciplines. Here are just some of the highlights: Professor Clare Grey describes what happens inside batteries on an atomic level, bringing us one step closer to silicon batteries for mobile phones and electric vehicles. Professor Andrea Ferrari unveils the first flexible display device incorporating graphene. Dr John Durrell and his team break the superconductor world record. Dr Lauren Kassell collaborates on an animated video as part of a project to digitise the…

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Medieval medical manuscripts

At our Graduate Seminar last week we were wowed by the range of research carried out by our graduate students. Here, Taylor McCall (2013) talks about her work on medieval…

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The statistics of Old Norse spelling

Our graduates study a wide variety of subjects. Here, Tam Blaxter (2013) explains his work on Old Norse. What are you studying? The broad area that I work on is…

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Studying satire

Even if you have never read Dante’s Divine Comedy, you will probably be aware of the basic plot. A character called Dante, a fictionalised version of the author himself, travels…

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