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Around the World in 365 Days, or: A Tale of Twelve Cities

Heather Lane (1998) has just returned to the UK from Bolivia, the final stop in a twelve month remote working adventure. World travel is usually something one might think of as a holiday, disrupting the flow of work rather than enhancing it.  Digital nomads, remote working, communal work spaces; these concepts one might associate with gap year students, or people whose work requires only a computer. Heather thought so, until…

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Lancelot Andrewes and a royal gift of books

Following the successful completion of the Incunabula Cataloguing project, the College Library has recently embarked on a new venture: the cataloguing of the Lancelot Andrewes’ Collection of early printed books. Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1624) is a well-known figure at Pembroke, where he served as Master for 16 years (1589-1605), before becoming Bishop of Chichester, Ely and Winchester. A reputed scholar and an exceptional linguist (he is thought to have mastered 15 modern languages and 6 ancient ones), Andrewes is best remembered for his important contribution to the production of the King James Bible, for which he translated parts of the Old Testament from…

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Coffee, Cakes and Cafe Changes

You may have noticed some changes in the servery and bar lately.  Kit Smart investigated what’s going on… Nina Rhodes started as catering manager in January this year, diving in…

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Irish Literature in the Library

You can always find an interesting display of library material around College, and this week is no different. From the display: “In the summer of 2016, Pembroke College received a…

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