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Reflections of a Japanese Programmes PA.

In today's blog PA Chris writes about the Japanese Programmes, part of the summer programmes run by our International Programmes department. Hi! My name is Chris and I recently graduated from my degree in MML at Christ’s College. Pembroke, however, feels very much like home as I have spent the last two summers here working as a Programme Assistant (PA) on international programmes for high school, undergraduate and postgraduate students. Despite…

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A day in the life: Dr William Fawcett

What is a typical day like for an academic at Pembroke? Dr William Fawcett, Bye-Fellow in Architecture gives us a glimpse: 7am Alarm – as usual, it comes just a little…

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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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Pembroke and Nepal II

Dr Hildegard Diemberger, Fellow in Social Anthropology, works extensively in Nepal. Hildegard regularly visits the region and conducts much of her core research in the areas affected by the recent earthquake. As…

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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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Cuckoo’s calling

A nine-year-old boy writes excitedly in his diary: ‘Cuckoo calling, first of the summer!’ Today, decades later, he still feels the same thrill when he hears that distinctive ‘wandering voice’.…

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