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Swapping Bach for Bowie: Choir at the Corn Exchange

On the 14th November, the Choir of Pembroke College performed at the Cambridge Corn Exchange alongside Gareth Malone, the Swingle Singers and the Ayoub Sisters. Guest blog written by Anna Lapwood, Director of Music As a Chapel Choir, our week to week commitments mainly revolve around singing religious music in the context of the College Chapel. When Gareth Malone asked us to join him for one concert in his UK…

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Sing a song of science

As you may have seen from our news pages, today Pembroke fellow Professor Tim Bussey has released a music video. She Blinded Me With Science is the title song of…

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The house that Izhan & Roberta built

There probably aren’t many students that spend their holidays building flat-pack houses in deprived Brazilian favelas. Yet that’s just what Izhan Khan (Engineering, 2012) and Roberta Wilkinson (Natural Sciences, 2013) did this summer. Izhan and Roberta are part of a student society called Ecohouse Initiative, which was founded by Cambridge students in 2010. The society’s ambitious long-term aim is to drive innovation in the urban developing world in order to combat poverty, resource scarcity and climate change. As part of the society’s year-round programme of activities, around ten students are sent out each summer on two-month placements to Latin America. Here, Ecohouse works with local NGO Techo – an award-winning…

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From financier to foodie

After a long day in the office, all you want is to get home and eat dinner. The last thing you fancy is writing a shopping list, traipsing around the supermarket,…

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Spooky stories

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time for some spooky stories… 1. Abbey House Tucked behind Newmarket Road in Cambridge sits what is purported to be ‘the most haunted…

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Inspecting the glass ceiling

‘I’m living proof that Cambridge can be different,’ says Pembroke PhD candidate Monica Wirz. ‘I am much older than most graduate students. I’ve already had a successful career. I’m about…

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