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Art and the Self: “I am my own Muse”

We’ve talked about women in Science, but what about women in Art? PhD student Nicole Maniero (2017) curated a mini exhibition of artists’ self-portraits for International Women’s Day. “I am my own Muse”. Frida Kahlo’s famous quote inspired Nicole to explore the complex relationship between artists and their identities and bodies, and the ways we as viewers engage with self-portraits.  A literature student researching representation of objects in Italian stories,…

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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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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 the number one priority. This is definitely one of the many newly acquired habits for me since coming to the UK, alongside putting Capital FM on in the background. 8.30am The opening of the floodgates, commonly known as Emails. Coming to university puts you on a lot of mailing lists, where you quickly sink or swim depending on whether you accidentally delete the supervision work your supervisor sent you or the notification of a change of lecture time. I checked…

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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: 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…

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Pembroke Lieder Scheme

This week on the blog we are exploring some of the other musical opportunities on offer at Pembroke. Today – the Lieder Scheme. In 2013 Pembroke’s Director of Music, Dr Sam Barrett,…

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