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Another Gaze

Frankie Enticknap is an Art History student at Glasgow. She’s been working at the Pembroke Library on and off since 2014. One of her last tasks at Pembroke this summer was to create a display in College using Library material. The display is titled “Another Gaze: the Gender-politics of seeing in twentieth century photography’, and features three female photographers who were working around the same time that women were first…

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World-class speakers

How do you persuade one of the world’s best speakers to spend an evening talking to you and your friends? From Sir Roger Penrose to Charles Clarke, an impressive array of individuals have already…

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The statistics of Old Norse spelling

Our graduates study a wide variety of subjects. Here, Tam Blaxter (2013) explains his work on Old Norse. What are you studying? The broad area that I work on is the relationship between language and society. In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in this area. As part of this, several people have made predictions that the grammatical structures of languages are affected by the ways in which societies change. For example, they have proposed that in a society where there is a high proportion of second-language speakers, the structural features of the language are simplified and the less useful grammatical structures are gradually lost. I’m looking…

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Kate Beales: ‘I remember…’

Kate Beales (1984) was among the first group of women students to arrive at Pembroke. Since graduating she has worked as a theatre director, facilitator, coach and mediator. I absolutely…

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A day in the life: ASNaC

ASNaC is one of the most unusual courses on offer at Pembroke. Standing for Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, it allows students to combine their interests in history, language, literature, art…

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Bookworms

The ‘NADFAS ladies’ are just one example of the work that goes on behind the scenes at Pembroke. Jane, Mavis and Rosemary are all volunteers with the Cambridge branch of…

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