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Meet the students: Welfare Officer

Mental health is an important topic to discuss at any time of the year, but for many students it becomes more pressing an issue in exam term. The Junior Parlour Committee includes a JP Welfare Officer who supports students and organises events to relax and de-stress. Amaani Ahmed (2016) is the current JPC welfare officer, and told Kit Smart what being welfare officer involves: What does a JPC Welfare Officer do?  We’re…

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Heritage and Identity: LGBT+ History Month 2018

This year’s LGBT+ History Month inspired an impressive range of events throughout Cambridge. In Pembroke, Cam Queer History presented two events in collaboration with our Graduate Parlour President. Both talks encouraged…

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Matthew Wren’s Benefactors Book

As of last week, the Matthew Wren Benefactors' Book has been added to the Cambridge Digital Library. As many people will know, the library is so much more than a reading room. Among other things, it also contains many of the College Treasures.  One of these treasures is the Matthew Wren Benefactors’ Book. Kit Smart spoke to Jonathan Nathan, who has been working to transcribe, translate and understand the book.  It is a striking manuscript, with beautifully detailed illustrations of names and coats of arms, and a stunning double-page spread of gold and green leaves with the names of benefactors painted upon them.  But what is this book? There are two…

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Meet the Athletes: Lent Bumps 2018

Once again we find ourselves at that point in term when College boat clubs battle it out for head of the river in the annual Lent Bumps. Kit Smart caught…

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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…

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