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To the Next Generation of PKP

This year during the Pembroke-King's Summer Programme we ran a blogging competition in which students submitted blogs about their time studying in Cambridge. The winner is Angie Cornwell, whose letter to a future generation of PKP students is beautifully written and captures everything we love about PKP. Congratulations Angie, and thank you for your blog! Article originally published on Angie's blog. Photos also by Angie I cannot believe it is already…

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Interview with a Fellow: Epigenetics from Pea Aphids to People

Dr Nick Burton is a Research Fellow at Pembroke College working in the field of Genetics/Molecular Biology. Dr Burton researches the impact of a mother's environment on the development of her offspring. In pea aphids for example, environmental stresses can cause the mother to 'program' her offspring to have wings, or not have wings. He refers to this as 'maternal bet-hedging', because the idea is that the developmental changes make the offspring better able to cope with the environmental stresses the mother is experiencing, but there's a risk of reducing adaptability. These types of affects have been observed in both invertebrates and mammals, and Dr Burton is exploring the idea that they…

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Symposium: Petrarch and Portraiture

Ilaria Bernocchi (2015) and Nicolò Morelli (2014) are co-convening an interdisciplinary conference exploring the relationship between Petrarch and portraiture later this month. The symposium draws together Petrarch – one of…

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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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