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18-02-16 Georgia Lea

Pembroke Women in Science: Georgia Lea

Sunday 11th February is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. We’re celebrating it with a series of interview with our own women in science. Today’s interview is with Georgia Lea (2017), who is a first year PhD student researching the regulation of trophoblast stem cells. Georgia works in the Epigenetics Department at the Babraham Institute, in Dr Myriam Hemberger’s group. Her advice to girls hoping to study STEM…

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Being a hostel keeper

Colin and May Williams spent around 25 years living in the hostel at 40 Panton Street with eight students. Here they speak about the highs, the lows and the laughs.…

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From CB2 to W1A

In honour of the BBC themed bop on Friday, we spoke to Mark Mann (1999) who now works as a technology transfer manager at the Beeb. As Mark Mann (1999) ushers me into BBC’s Broadcasting House, I’m expecting folding bikes, bean bags and meeting rooms with silly names. I’m not disappointed. Surrounding the buzzing news room are huge red orb lights, absurdly high-backed sofas and plenty of passive-aggressive notes stuck to the office furniture announcing: ‘DO NOT MOVE THIS CHAIR.’ ‘I have watched W1A,’ says Mark, ‘but I don’t see it is a comedy programme at all. It’s pure documentary.’ Watching TV as a child, Mark dreamed of working at…

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A handy approach to transplants

Pembroke’s graduate students are at the cutting edge of research. PhD candidate Omar Hausien (2009) works in academic surgery. He is part of an innovative project to develop standardised protocols for superior…

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A day in the life: PhD candidate

The Revd Preston Parsons was ordained in 2004 in the Anglican Church of Canada. He is now a PhD Candidate in the Divinity Faculty, writing a thesis on the friendship between Dietrich Bonhoeffer…

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A day in the life: Economics

When Helena Roy (2013) is not studying Economics, she is out on the river coxing, snapping photos for Instagram or taking to the catwalk. Here’s a day in her life: Tuesday…

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