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PKP Week 1

The first week of the Pembroke-King's Summer Programme has ended, and student Angie, of Illinois Wesleyan University, tells us about her experiences so far. Every time I enter the historic gates of Pembroke or King's, I am in awe at the beauty and nobility of the campuses. Everywhere I turn in this incredible city, there are captivating ornate buildings housing the same incredible intelligence that fostered some of the most talented…

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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…

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Caution: deep water

Recently the news has been full of images of Bárðarbunga, the volcano in Iceland that has wowed the world with spectacular eruptions accompanied by thousands of earthquakes. A team of researchers from Cambridge’s Department of Earth Sciences went to Iceland to gather data using around 70 broadband seismometers. Their colleague Dr Sanne Cottaar, however, stayed behind in Cambridge. ‘If the seismometer was broken I would not be any help,’ she jokes. ‘I am a seismologist and I wouldn’t make a very good electronic engineer.’ ‘Besides,’ she adds, ‘I work on very deep Earth processes taking place on the core-mantle boundary. These recent eruptions…

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In the line of fire

It seems fitting that, as a scholar of International Law, Dr Sarah Nouwen has spent much of her career travelling the world. Sarah grew up in the Netherlands, home of…

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Sing a song of science

As you may have seen from our news pages, today Pembroke fellow Professor Tim Bussey has released a music video. She Blinded Me With Science is the title song of…

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The joy of flies

What makes you decide to dedicate your life to fruit flies? ‘Good question,’ replies Dr Tim Weil. He thinks for a second before answering: ‘It wasn’t really deliberate. I met…

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