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Cosmic Poetry: 2017 Seatonian Prize

Winning the Divinity School Seatonian Prize is becoming something of a Pembroke habit. Christopher Smart won it three times. Colin Wilcockson has won it three times, most recently in 2016 with his villanelles inspired by Smart’s Jubilate Agno. And now Professor Randall Johnson has won it for the second time with his cosmic take on the theme ‘O God, enfold me in the sun’. Johnson’s poem is an intriguingly scientific…

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A Year of Pembroke: 2016-17

A lot happens in Pembroke over the course of a year.  In this video our College Recorder looks back at a year in the life of Pembroke. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqCfDMuSchk This short video can't show everything that happens.  Many more students, staff and Fellows will have achieved great things this year, and there are more talks and events than any one person could attend. Here are some of the things that we didn't include, but that are equally important: The International Programmes, which brings international students to Pembroke through the Spring Semester and Pembroke-Kings Programmes, celebrates it's 40th anniversary. To learn more, look for IP at 40 under 'Latest News'. Also celebrating…

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Graduate Parlour Comments Book

On a shelf above the comfortable chairs and board game collection of the Graduate Parlour (GP) are several large leather-bound books. These books are the comment books, used over the…

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Charlotte Westdijk (2016-17)

Goodbye Graduate Librarian

Charlotte Westdijk has been with us a year, working as Graduate Trainee in the library. In that time she’s become a part of Pembroke, and we’ll be sad to see her…

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