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Meet the students: Welfare Officer

Mental health is an important topic to discuss at any time of the year, but for many students it becomes more pressing an issue in exam term. The Junior Parlour Committee includes a JP Welfare Officer who supports students and organises events to relax and de-stress. Amaani Ahmed (2016) is the current JPC welfare officer, and told Kit Smart what being welfare officer involves: What does a JPC Welfare Officer do?  We’re…

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An American in Cambridge

Every summer, hundreds of students come to the College as part of the Pembroke-King’s Programme (PKP). Here, PKP student Collin Palmer – from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – reflects…

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Sir Arthur Bliss Song Series

As the choir embarks on a summer tour of Finland, we look at some of the other musical opportunities on offer at Pembroke. Today – the Sir Arthur Bliss Song Series. Cambridge has a long history of producing some of the world’s finest musicians, and Pembroke College is an important part of that tradition. The College’s list of musical alumni includes the composer Sir Arthur Bliss, the conductor Christopher Hogwood and the clarinettist Emma Johnson (1985). More recently, the baritone Ronan Collett (2000) and the organists Christopher Gray (1996) and Sarah Baldock (1993) have been added to the list. However, several years ago Pembroke’s Director of College Music, Dr Sam Barrett,…

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Day in the life: Land Economy

A day in the life of Land Economy student Thomas Schute (2014). Monday 26th January 2015 8am Within seconds of the alarm going off, the mandatory cup of milky tea becomes…

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Pembroke Lieder Scheme

This week on the blog we are exploring some of the other musical opportunities on offer at Pembroke. Today – the Lieder Scheme. In 2013 Pembroke’s Director of Music, Dr Sam Barrett,…

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May Week is in June

May Week, as Clive James (1964) famously put it, is in June. It’s a week of celebrations as students finish their exams and enjoy garden parties, drinks receptions and balls. It…

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