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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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PKP Week 1

The first week of the Pembroke-King’s Summer Programme has ended, and student Angie, of Illinois Wesleyan University, tells us about her experiences so far. Every time I enter the historic gates…

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Mind the Nano-Gap at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition

The University of Cambridge NanoDTC is taking part in the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition this year. The NanoDTC display, ‘Mind the Nano Gap’, demonstrates a range of ways in which nanotechnology can be applied for sensing and detection purposes. Two Pembroke graduate students, Shruti Sharma (2015), NanoDTC student, and Anna Gunnarsdottir (2016), a NanoDTC associate, are part of the exhibition team and explained what was on show. What is the exhibition about? The exhibition centers around nanotechnology, which allows us to concentrate on the nanoscale or the atomic level. The exhibition demonstrates how we can use different gaps in nano-materials as sensors, with applications in a number of fields,…

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Desiring the Middle East at Pembroke

One of the regular lecture series at Pembroke is the ‘Desiring the Middle East’ series, organised by Dr Sertaç Sehlikoglu. The central concern of this bi-weekly seminar series is to…

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Nightfall at Pembroke

As exams came to a close a corner of Pembroke suddenly became a hive of activity as a team of students prepared for the June Event. If you’d had any…

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