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17-11-17 Choir at Corn exchange

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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Recent Posts

CASTEP

Chemistry, computers and commerce

‘I vowed three things in my life’ says Professor Mike Payne. ‘I said I’d never become an academic, I’d never work with computers and I’d never do physics.’ Today, he…

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Pillow Talk

Bedders are a Cambridge institution. They have been part of College life for centuries, but their role has changed dramatically over the years. So what do bedders actually do nowadays? Every summer, Pembroke’s Housekeeping Department employs around 35 current undergraduates as temporary bedders. This helps to cover a particularly busy period and gives students an insight into the daily life of a Cambridge bedder. Housekeeper Caroline Adams also has another motive. ‘I hope it’ll open their eyes to what some of our girls have to put up with,’ she laughs. Holly and Jessie are two of the students working as bedders this summer. We spoke to them about the good,…

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Fact meets fiction

‘I have incredibly clear memories of my time at Pembroke,’ says the author Richard Beard (1985). His recollections of these real events regularly blur into imagined stories. ‘My memories of…

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Renad

News From The Front

Your average graduate student probably spends most of their waking hours in the department, the library and the College bar. Not so for Pembroke PhD student Renad Mansour, who regularly…

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Introducing Kit Smart

This new blog is named in honour of our former College cat, Kit Smart. We hope that it will give you a view of College much like the one enjoyed…

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