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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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Freshers’ Week: A Follow-Up Survey

Our new first-years were asked to share their thoughts about Pembroke and Freshers’ Week in an anonymous poll. Some surprising stats were unearthed – for example, that the students consider…

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The butcher, baker & catering manager

Ken Smith has worked at Pembroke since 1976. Here he talks about cooking, cleaning windows and partying with the Beatles. I left school in December 1961. My dad was a baker and there were two boys who lived in our village at Somersham: David and John. They were cousins and were both apprentices in the kitchens at Trinity. Through them I got an interview set up at Trinity for July 1961, and that’s when I met Mr Percy. He’d come up through the ranks himself and he offered me an apprenticeship. I started on 12 Jan 1962. On the Monday my dad’s baking assistant gave me a life in his car…

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Freshers’ Week 2015

For most people, Freshers’ Week is one of the most exciting and memorable experiences of university life: a chance to make new friends, discover new opportunities and settle into a…

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Dr Iza Hussin (far left) welcoming the new graduate students at the Senior Tutor's talk last week

New Faces at Pembroke: Part 1

At the start of the academic year, new faces are everywhere. First-years arriving at Pembroke are bombarded with a vast array of new people, places, ideas, emails and terminology. In…

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Day in the life: College Recorder

When she is not experiencing a day in the life of someone else and writing about it here, what does our College Recorder get up to? Here she tells all.…

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