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To the Next Generation of PKP

This year during the Pembroke-King's Summer Programme we ran a blogging competition in which students submitted blogs about their time studying in Cambridge. The winner is Angie Cornwell, whose letter to a future generation of PKP students is beautifully written and captures everything we love about PKP. Congratulations Angie, and thank you for your blog! Article originally published on Angie's blog. Photos also by Angie I cannot believe it is already…

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A day in the life: History

Joe Spencer (2012) describes ‘a fairly standard day for a third year historian’. 8am First alarm goes off. 8.10am Second alarm goes off. 8.20am Third alarm goes off. 9.10am Oh dear!…

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The Petticoat Vote

On Saturday, Pembroke’s Director of International Programmes, Dr David Jarvis, appeared on BBC Radio 4 to talk about ‘The Petticoat Vote’. We asked him a little more about the programme, which focused on the granting of equal franchise to women in 1928, and the implications for us today. How does a Director of International Programmes find himself on the radio talking about history? I wasn’t always a Director of International Programmes. For many years I was a history lecturer and Director of Studies, publishing in the field of twentieth-century British political history. I’m probably best known for some of what I wrote about the British Conservative Party’s engagement with women…

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Classics then and now

Past and present come together as PhD student Anna Judson (2007) talks about Classics at Pembroke. John Edwin Clapham Jukes matriculated in 1898 as a Foundation Scholar reading Classics; a…

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Pembroke supports women in sport

Pembroke has a range of fantastic sportswomen playing for the College teams and at University level. Here, we speak to just three of them: Léonie De Jonge (2014) was part of…

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Medieval medical manuscripts

At our Graduate Seminar last week we were wowed by the range of research carried out by our graduate students. Here, Taylor McCall (2013) talks about her work on medieval…

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