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Another Gaze

Frankie Enticknap is an Art History student at Glasgow. She’s been working at the Pembroke Library on and off since 2014. One of her last tasks at Pembroke this summer was to create a display in College using Library material. The display is titled “Another Gaze: the Gender-politics of seeing in twentieth century photography’, and features three female photographers who were working around the same time that women were first…

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Day in the life: College Librarian

Pat Aske, Librarian and Bye-Fellow at Pembroke, shares a page from her daily diary. Friday 7th August 2015 There is no such thing as a typical day in the College…

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For she’s a jolly good Fellow

Writing for the PemWomen@30 project, Sarah Nouwen reflects on being a female Fellow at Pembroke It may be a sign of the success of 30 years women at Pembroke: I have to think hard when asked about my experience as a female academic at Pembroke. I could easily come up with stories about being a junior academic at Pembroke; about being a lawyer in Pembroke; about being a Pembroke fellow who is also a parent; indeed, about being a vegetarian teetotalling Pembrokian. But saying something about being a female academic requires one to use a lens that hardly ever seems relevant in Pembroke, nowadays or at the time of my…

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Feline friends

Cats have long played an important part in life at Pembroke. But did you know that two of the Colleges most famous members were cat lovers, and in turn had cats…

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Quidditch match, with Will as the Snitch! PC: Jimmy Chun Au

A day in the life: Programme Assistant

Each year Pembroke hosts a range of International Programmes. Many of these are staffed by Programme Assistants, or PAs – current Cambridge students or recent graduates who arrange a variety of…

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A day in the life: The Dean

Pembroke’s Dean, Dr James Gardom, shares a typical day in his life. 6.30am I get up, say some prayers at home, spend about 20 minutes looking at my emails and…

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