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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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Meet the Development Director

Three question for Matthew Mellor, Pembroke’s Development Director. How would you describe your role? My team is primarily responsible for keeping in touch with our members and also, of course,…

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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 on his first week in the UK: My first day abroad was everything that I could have hoped for, imagined, or expected. Truly, I experienced the whole spectrum of emotions and experiences as I made my way from St. Louis to London on my 14-hour trip – excited, a little nervous, and a little anxious about what lay ahead, but full of anticipation of what was to come. Descending into London Heathrow, the pilot banked right and gave the whole…

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Day in the life: Law student

Robert Eyers (2013) is a Law student and the current President of the Pembroke Players. Here he shares a not-quite-typical day in his life: 8.30am I’m woken abruptly by some…

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A day in the life of a bedder

In Tom Sharpe’s (1948) satirical depictions of Cambridge colleges the bedders always play a prominent role, from the buxom Mrs Biggs to the infamous ‘Bedder Test’. However, the role of…

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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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