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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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A day in the life: students in Kenya

Our ‘day in the life’ feature goes global as Katy Duff (2014) talks about a day volunteering with Maji Mazuri, a social development charity in Nairobi. She has spent a month of her…

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Day in the life: Law student

Robert Eyers (2013) is a Law student and the current President of the Pembroke Players. Here he shares a not-quite-typical day in his life: 8.30am I’m woken abruptly by some gently sinister instrumental music, which I (hilariously) set as my alarm ages ago and keep forgetting to change. Hallucinating that I’m being stalked by a super-villain called ContractiusSupervisiono, I roll over and sleep for another blissful 9 minutes (why is an iPhone’s snooze set at 9 minutes, Apple? Why?). And then another 9 minutes... 9am Up and ready, I hop on my bike and cycle from my house into College. No morning lectures today (a rarity in Law), so I…

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A day in the life: Programme Assistant

Each year Pembroke hosts a range of International Programmes. Many of these are staffed by Programme Assistants, or PAs – current Cambridge students or recent graduates who arrange a variety of…

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Habari, wazungo!

An update from Alison Humphreys (2012), who is currently volunteering with the development charity Maji Mazur in Kenya, alongside Sarah Murphy (2012), Liam Hammond (2013), Stefan Ulrich (2013) and Katy…

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Day in the life: Land Economy

A day in the life of Land Economy student Thomas Schute (2014). Monday 26th January 2015 8am Within seconds of the alarm going off, the mandatory cup of milky tea becomes…

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