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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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Remembrance: a part of Pembroke

This week we observe Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday All over the United Kingdom, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, a two-minute silence is…

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A Halloween visitor comes to Pembroke!

Today is Halloween, so we’ve got a spooky visitor to add a creepy edge to college. Meet Bram the vampire spider! The Library If you’ve spent any time as a student in Pembroke you’ll be well acquainted with the college library.  Here students can access books relevant to their studies, as well as quiet spaces to work and the help of our librarians.  The College has a very well-stocked Library, which is a quiet and pleasant place to study, open 16 hours a day. Pembroke’s Library has an excellent collection in all the main teaching subjects, mainly for undergraduates, but all students are encouraged to recommend books useful for their…

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An Italian Serata with Antonio Carluccio

It was with great pleasure that Pembroke was able to welcome back Antonio Carluccio OBE and his partner Sabine Stevenson for this year’s Italian Serata. By guest author Dr Ambrogio…

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