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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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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 a professor when I started grad school who worked on flies and she seemed very friendly. I agreed to work in her lab for two months and it basically went from there.’ That was at Princeton in 2002. Since then, Tim has completed a PhD, researched in Scotland and Holland, completed a post-doc at the University of Oxford and, in 2013, he arrived in Cambridge to become a University Lecturer. Shortly afterwards he became a Fellow of Pembroke College. Tim’s…

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Inspecting the glass ceiling

‘I’m living proof that Cambridge can be different,’ says Pembroke PhD candidate Monica Wirz. ‘I am much older than most graduate students. I’ve already had a successful career. I’m about…

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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…

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