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Art and the Self: “I am my own Muse”

We’ve talked about women in Science, but what about women in Art? PhD student Nicole Maniero (2017) curated a mini exhibition of artists’ self-portraits for International Women’s Day. “I am my own Muse”. Frida Kahlo’s famous quote inspired Nicole to explore the complex relationship between artists and their identities and bodies, and the ways we as viewers engage with self-portraits.  A literature student researching representation of objects in Italian stories,…

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A handy approach to transplants

Pembroke’s graduate students are at the cutting edge of research. PhD candidate Omar Hausien (2009) works in academic surgery. He is part of an innovative project to develop standardised protocols for superior…

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A day in the life: Economics

When Helena Roy (2013) is not studying Economics, she is out on the river coxing, snapping photos for Instagram or taking to the catwalk. Here's a day in her life: Tuesday 24th February 2015 7.30am Alarm goes off, so I get up and spend way too long making breakfast, which is easily my favourite meal of the day. 8.45am Term is wrapping up, so I go to my final lecture of term in the Law Faculty, which is far nicer than the Economics faculty (it’s so light it feels like you’re working outside) but still resembles Stansted airport. 9.00am Dr Petra Geraats is lecturing on the causes of currency crises as part of the…

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A day in the life: PhD candidate

The Revd Preston Parsons was ordained in 2004 in the Anglican Church of Canada. He is now a PhD Candidate in the Divinity Faculty, writing a thesis on the friendship between Dietrich Bonhoeffer…

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From CB2 to W1A

In honour of the BBC themed bop on Friday, we spoke to Mark Mann (1999) who now works as a technology transfer manager at the Beeb. As Mark Mann (1999)…

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Pembroke and Pandaemonium

As a new display at Pembroke shows, the College was once home to the man behind the pandemonium of the 2012 London Olympics. Resident members of the College may have…

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