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Another Gaze

Frankie Enticknap is an Art History student at Glasgow. She’s been working at the Pembroke Library on and off since 2014. One of her last tasks at Pembroke this summer was to create a display in College using Library material. The display is titled “Another Gaze: the Gender-politics of seeing in twentieth century photography’, and features three female photographers who were working around the same time that women were first…

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Bridgemas!

The last week of Michaelmas term is traditionally referred to as ‘Bridgemas’, due to the tendency to celebrate Christmas a month early, before the undergraduates go home for the holidays.…

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Thirty Years of Women at Pembroke

2014 was the thirty-year anniversary of women’s admissions to Pembroke College. A dedicated team has been working throughout the year to mark this important milestone in our history by creating a programme of events, talks and displays commemorating the role of women here at Pembroke. PemWomen@30 events over the course of the year have included the Women’s Dinner, held during the summer; the ‘Skirts and Ties’ installation set up in the Hall to provide a visual display of the ratio of men to women at Pembroke; an all-women comedy night; and several panel discussions on subjects such as…

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The Freshership of the Rings

The annual Freshers’ Panto is one of the most popular events of Christmas at Pembroke. Students piled into the Hall on Wednesday 2nd December to witness the irreverent and energetic…

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The Great Pembroke Bake-Off

Throughout Michaelmas term, graduate students have been participating in a most exciting event: the Great Pembroke Bake-Off! Every Sunday afternoon, the Graduate Parlour fills up with students eager to compete,…

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Hello and Goodbye from the Presidents

It’s election time again, and Kit Smart is pleased to report that the Junior Parlour has elected a new President. As head of the Junior Parlour Committee, the President’s role…

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