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Behind Closed Doors: The Library Stock Check

A clear sign that Michaelmas is about to begin is the Library’s closure for its annual stock check. During this time we get the Library ready for the new academic year and the students’ return to Pembroke. Blog by Graduate Trainee Librarian Natasha Preparations for stock check had started weeks before and so we were ready to hit the ground running once the Monday morning arrived. The task which takes…

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17-09-21 blog share

Pembroke 101: This is Pembroke

The end of September marks the start of the academic year and the arrival of a new cohort of students, both undergraduate and graduate. If that’s you, first of all,…

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A Cambridge Composer: Brass Orchestras, Inclusive Music, and World-class Musicians (Part 1)

Jay Richardson (2015) is composer in residence at the Cambridge Corn Exchange and has just had his residency extended.  He talked to Kit Smart about his experiences so far, and what comes next. In Part 1 of this two part interview he discusses his previous works, and writing for brass. You’ve just had your residency extended to the 2017-18 series, congratulations.  How do you feel about that? I’m over the moon.  My last year at the Corn exchange has been terrific and filled with really great projects and also with really exciting ideas so I’m very happy to be able to continue with those ideas, and actually begin to realise…

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Green Impact: Gold!

Green Impact is a university-wide environmental accreditation scheme, encouraging Colleges to reduce environmental impacts. This year, Pembroke achieved a Gold level. Lily Maxwell is the Pembroke Green Impact Officer, which…

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