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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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12 days of Pembroke: the details

If you follow us on social media you’ll have seen our 12 days of Pembroke photos.  If you missed them or want to know more about the photos, look no…

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Automatronic: The fusion of electronics and organ

Automatronic is a group that began when Lauren Redhead, who had been having difficulty finding somewhere that would let her perform her unusual music using their organ, encountered Huw Morgan. Together they shaped a group that is about composing pieces for organ and electronics, playing them in as many places as possible, and therefore encouraging people to write and perform their own music. They performed in chapel at the beginning of November. In their words, it’s about exploring a new sound world with the organ.  Organ and electronics make an effective pairing, from the setting of the experience - in neither case do you see the performer – to the…

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas is a busy and beautiful time in Pembroke.  With carol services, Christmas dinners, and decorating, the end of the Michaelmas term is always festive. We’ve decorated the Christmas tree…

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Riley Declamation Prize 2016

Congratulations to undergraduate student Joe Leech (2014), who has won the 2016 Riley Declamation Prize This is the twenty third competition for the Riley Prize, designed to encourage communication skills…

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