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Another Gaze

Frankie Enticknap is an Art History student at Glasgow. She’s been working at the Pembroke Library on and off since 2014. One of her last tasks at Pembroke this summer was to create a display in College using Library material. The display is titled “Another Gaze: the Gender-politics of seeing in twentieth century photography’, and features three female photographers who were working around the same time that women were first…

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College statutes, printed c.1580 and once belonging to Matthew Wren

A Piece of History

The College Treasures are, in many cases, a tangible link connecting us with almost 700 years of history. In the 2018 annual Display of Treasures members of the College were able…

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Porters of Pembroke

In a recent article in CAM, the Cambridge Alumni Magazine, a number of Cambridge Porters spilled the beans about their (very varied) jobs. Extract taken from The Lost Key CAM 83. Headings added for this blog. Sarah Hendry and Gordon Murray (then Head Porter at Homerton, now Pembroke's Head Porter following the retirement of John Spelzini in March this year) were featured in the article. Porters: Ready for anything Porters might take on the role of security guard, student counsellor, postal worker, tourist guide, conference assistant, locksmith, receptionist or crime prevention officer – and even, on occasion, do a little of…

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LucyandtheMartlet

The Pembroke Collections Cataloguer

Lucy McNeill has been with Pembroke for nine months, cataloguing the College’s collections and seeking out hidden treasures. In this blog she writes about her work. During the nine months (August 2017-May…

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