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18-02-16 Georgia Lea

Pembroke Women in Science: Georgia Lea

Sunday 11th February is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. We’re celebrating it with a series of interview with our own women in science. Today’s interview is with Georgia Lea (2017), who is a first year PhD student researching the regulation of trophoblast stem cells. Georgia works in the Epigenetics Department at the Babraham Institute, in Dr Myriam Hemberger’s group. Her advice to girls hoping to study STEM…

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Escaping the bubble

Undergraduates studying Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge spend their third year living abroad. We asked three Pembroke students currently on their year abroad to give us an update at different points…

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Studying satire

Even if you have never read Dante’s Divine Comedy, you will probably be aware of the basic plot. A character called Dante, a fictionalised version of the author himself, travels through the three realms of the dead: Inferno (hell), Purgatorio (purgatory) and Paradiso (paradise). Along the way Dante encounters souls, both living and dead, and wastes no time in ‘naming and shaming’ those who are in hell. How is he able to be so blunt in his assertions? Compared to his British near-contemporary, Chaucer, why are his caricatures so biting? How might we describe the kind of literature that seeks to deride and expose the people that it depicts? These…

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Research roundup 2014

For the last blog post of 2014, we give you a roundup of the year’s research and news at Pembroke. Throughout the year, fellows and students at Pembroke have continued to publish…

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IntoUniversity

A week at Pembroke House

Founded in 1885, Pembroke House is the College’s social action centre in Walworth, South London. Jess Farmery (2013) spent last week volunteering at Pembroke House in order to help with various…

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Sporting successes

Men’s sport is thriving at Pembroke. This term has seen significant successes for several of Pembroke’s sportsmen. Here, a few of them describe the highs and lows. Mark Nelson (2012), member…

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