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PKP Week 1

The first week of the Pembroke-King's Summer Programme has ended, and student Angie, of Illinois Wesleyan University, tells us about her experiences so far. Every time I enter the historic gates of Pembroke or King's, I am in awe at the beauty and nobility of the campuses. Everywhere I turn in this incredible city, there are captivating ornate buildings housing the same incredible intelligence that fostered some of the most talented…

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A day in the life: Programme Assistant

Each year Pembroke hosts a range of International Programmes. Many of these are staffed by Programme Assistants, or PAs – current Cambridge students or recent graduates who arrange a variety of…

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Being a Gates scholar

Stephanie Gabriela Lopez (2014) spent the last year at Pembroke as a Gates Scholar. Stephanie’s family are from El Salvador, although they fled to America in the late 1980s during the civil war. Directly before arriving in Cambridge she graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor’s degree, after taking a double-major in Political Science and Mass Communication and Journalism. She then became the first Fresno student to receive a Gates Cambridge Scholarship when she was accepted at Pembroke to study for a one-year master’s in Philosophy in Latin American Studies. A year later, on the day before she returned home to California, she took a break from packing…

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For she’s a jolly good Fellow

Writing for the PemWomen@30 project, Sarah Nouwen reflects on being a female Fellow at Pembroke It may be a sign of the success of 30 years women at Pembroke: I…

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A day in the life: The Dean

Pembroke’s Dean, Dr James Gardom, shares a typical day in his life. 6.30am I get up, say some prayers at home, spend about 20 minutes looking at my emails and…

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We shall go up to the sun

This summer Tate Modern is hosting the first UK retrospective of the artist Sonia Delaunay. Who better to give you an introduction than Cinthia Willaman (2010), a PhD candidate at…

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