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Around the World in 365 Days, or: A Tale of Twelve Cities

Heather Lane (1998) has just returned to the UK from Bolivia, the final stop in a twelve month remote working adventure. World travel is usually something one might think of as a holiday, disrupting the flow of work rather than enhancing it.  Digital nomads, remote working, communal work spaces; these concepts one might associate with gap year students, or people whose work requires only a computer. Heather thought so, until…

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Escaping the bubble

Undergraduates studying Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge spend their third year living abroad. We asked three Pembroke students currently on their year abroad to give us an update at different points…

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Studying satire

Even if you have never read Dante’s Divine Comedy, you will probably be aware of the basic plot. A character called Dante, a fictionalised version of the author himself, travels through the three realms of the dead: Inferno (hell), Purgatorio (purgatory) and Paradiso (paradise). Along the way Dante encounters souls, both living and dead, and wastes no time in ‘naming and shaming’ those who are in hell. How is he able to be so blunt in his assertions? Compared to his British near-contemporary, Chaucer, why are his caricatures so biting? How might we describe the kind of literature that seeks to deride and expose the people that it depicts? These…

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Research roundup 2014

For the last blog post of 2014, we give you a roundup of the year’s research and news at Pembroke. Throughout the year, fellows and students at Pembroke have continued to publish…

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A week at Pembroke House

Founded in 1885, Pembroke House is the College’s social action centre in Walworth, South London. Jess Farmery (2013) spent last week volunteering at Pembroke House in order to help with various…

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Sporting successes

Men’s sport is thriving at Pembroke. This term has seen significant successes for several of Pembroke’s sportsmen. Here, a few of them describe the highs and lows. Mark Nelson (2012), member…

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