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Art and the Self: “I am my own Muse”

We’ve talked about women in Science, but what about women in Art? PhD student Nicole Maniero (2017) curated a mini exhibition of artists’ self-portraits for International Women’s Day. “I am my own Muse”. Frida Kahlo’s famous quote inspired Nicole to explore the complex relationship between artists and their identities and bodies, and the ways we as viewers engage with self-portraits.  A literature student researching representation of objects in Italian stories,…

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Second Annual Ergathon

On Saturday the 20th January PCBC held their second annual charity ergathon. The ergathon began last year as a race between the boat clubs of Pembroke College Cambridge and Pembroke…

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The Person Behind the Name Behind the Dinner: Harry Frank Guggenheim

The Guggenheim Dinner is an annual College function, but who was the person behind the event? In this short video, we explore some of the key moments in the life of Harry Frank Guggenheim, who attended Pembroke from 1910-1913, and became an Honorary Fellow in the 1960s. Guggenheim was a pioneer promoter of aeronautics, beginning with the creation of a flying squad in his back yard in 1917, and continuing throughout his life.  Guggenheim was involved with Byrd's Arctic flight, saw Lindbergh off to Paris in 1927, and with his father, created the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics, which built the foundation of the industry by establishing schools of…

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Lent 2018: A Snapshot of Events

January can be a slow month, but if you’re wondering what to do with yourself, wonder no more! Because terms at Cambridge are only eight weeks long they tend to…

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2017 in Pictures: Part 2

Last time on the blog we looked back at some of the music, talks, and fundraising that took place in 2017. We continue our year in pictures with some of…

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