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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 (2016), a second year PhD candidate in medical science, seems to have managed it. Cansu spent time volunteering on Chios Island, Greece, witnessing the refugee crisis for herself. On her return she founded Laugh 4 Change, a comedy fundraising initiative…

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International Theatre in Cambridge

It’s not your usual theatre experience. Three plays, three countries, three languages: the Cambridge International Theatre Festival has arrived. Harriet Phillips (2016) is one of the MML students behind the…

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The Global Context of American Empire: A New Book from Professor Antony Hopkins

Professor Antony Hopkins is a distinguished historian who has written extensively on African history, imperial history, and globalization. His latest book American Empire: A Global History offers a fresh perspective on America history in the context of global historical forces such as imperial expansion and globalisation. Professor Hopkins’ previous works include Globalisation in World History (2001), Global History: Interactions between the Universal and the Local (2006), and British Imperialism,1688-2015 (with P. J. Cain, 3rd ed. 2016).  By writing from a global perspective Professor Hopkins hopes his latest work will appeal to historians of both US history and the history of other Western empires. His book also has relevance for specialists…

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Green Week 2018

Green Week is an annual week of events designed to raise awareness of environmental issues. Today’s blog is by Libby Daley (2016), Pembroke JP’s Green Officer and Green Week organiser.…

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The Term so Far: Week 3

It’s only week 3, but Pembroke has been as busy as ever with a series of fascinating speakers, and more events on the way. Looking back: On Holocaust Memorial Day…

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