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CHARLES MELVILLE

Interview with a Fellow: Illustrating History

Professor Charles Melville has been a Fellow at Pembroke since 1985, and is currently Professor of Persian history. In a two-part series he discusses his work with illustrated manuscripts, in which he explores the ways that history is written, visualised, and transmitted through time. The illustration of Persian manuscripts is the subject of the Shahnama Project, a comprehensive collection of the manuscripts of the Shahnama, the Persian epic ‘Book of…

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The Person Behind the Prize: An Interview with Richard Parmee

The Parmee Prize competition is an annual event that offers students a chance to win £2000 to kickstart their business. Richard Parmee (1970) is the driving force behind the prize. He began at Pembroke in the Natural Sciences Tripos, but after two years had migrated to Electrical Sciences in Engineering. This, it transpired, was a good decision, as he did well enough there to begin research in what is now signal processing.  However, he also started his first business around this time, and although it took a while to grow, it began to take off after a year or so: “The problem was that by the time I got to the…

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Second Annual Ergathon

On Saturday the 20th January PCBC held their second annual charity ergathon. The ergathon began last year as a race between the boat clubs of Pembroke College Cambridge and Pembroke…

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Lent 2018: A Snapshot of Events

January can be a slow month, but if you’re wondering what to do with yourself, wonder no more! Because terms at Cambridge are only eight weeks long they tend to…

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