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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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Pulling out all the stops

Richard Parkinson (Engineering, 2013) talks about life as an organ scholar at Pembroke. What does it mean to be an organ scholar? The most obvious bit is playing the organ,…

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From thesis to bookshop shelf

Toby Matthiesen’s latest book, The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism, received its official UK launch at the Cambridge University Press book shop in late February. The book is based on Toby’s PhD thesis, which won the 2012 Aaron Wildavsky Award for the Best Dissertation on Religion and Politics from the American Political Science Association. In the foreword to the book, Toby describes it as ‘the product of countless conversations, extensive fieldwork and a close reading of textual sources’. Toby started to study Middle Eastern history and politics at the University of Bern in Switzerland. As part of his degree, he went to the Levant and Iran to study Arabic…

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Medieval musical manuscripts

The Easter vacation offers the perfect opportunity for Pembroke students to pop next door and take a stroll around the awe-inspiring galleries at the Fitzwilliam Museum. I love doing Cambridge…

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A day in the life: Dr Anna Young

Ever wanted to read a Fellow’s diary? Dr Anna Young, Maudslay-Butler Research Fellow at Pembroke College, works in the Department of Engineering. Here she shares a day in her life: Wednesday…

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Five minutes with Joe Thomas

When actor Joe Thomas (2003) came back to Cambridge for an interview with CAM Magazine, we spent five minutes catching up about his time at Pembroke. On my first night at…

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