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Meet the students: Welfare Officer

Mental health is an important topic to discuss at any time of the year, but for many students it becomes more pressing an issue in exam term. The Junior Parlour Committee includes a JP Welfare Officer who supports students and organises events to relax and de-stress. Amaani Ahmed (2016) is the current JPC welfare officer, and told Kit Smart what being welfare officer involves: What does a JPC Welfare Officer do?  We’re…

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Laugh 4 Change

Laugh 4 Change Raising funds to support refugees, tackling mental health at home and abroad, and having fun while doing it. That may seem like a big ask but Cansu Karabiyik…

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A First Album and a Unique Organ

Jay Richardson (2015) is Composer in Residence at Cambridge Corn Exchange, Chapel Organist at Peterhouse and has just released his first album, I BREAK, for solo organ. It’s now available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Spotify. Not only was the piece written by a Pembroke student, but it's also directly connected to the Pembroke Chapel Organ. Organs generally have the most variations between individual instruments of any family of instruments, because they’re built into a space and differ in the number and type of manuals, and the shape of their pedal boards. The Pembroke organ for instance is particularly good for playing Bach, something we make good use of with…

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2018 Women in Science Residential

On 4th April 2018, 31 Year 11 students arrived in Pembroke for a three-day Women in Science residential. The Women in Science Easter residential has been running for three years. …

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Meet the Athletes: Varsity Women’s Rugby

Fiona Shuttleworth (2015) is a third year vet student and Rugby player. She was named CURUFC women’s forward of the year following the women’s squad’s win against Oxford in December.…

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