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Hidden Places at Pembroke: the Vestry

There are some places in Pembroke that most of our members and visitors won't usually see. One of these is known best to the Choirs of Pembroke: the Vestry. The vestry is a small room by the Chapel, accessed by the same easily-overlooked door that leads to the organ loft. Here the Choir get ready for services, store their robes, and of course make cups of tea. The vestry has…

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Northern Ireland Shadowing Scheme 2018

In February 2018 ten students from schools in Northern Ireland came to Pembroke for the Northern Ireland Shadowing Scheme. The shadowing scheme pairs prospective students up with current Pembroke students.…

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Meet the Athletes: Lent Bumps 2018

Once again we find ourselves at that point in term when College boat clubs battle it out for head of the river in the annual Lent Bumps. Kit Smart caught up with three rowers to find out more about what it takes to be one of the strongest boat clubs on the river. Stijn de Graaf (2014) is overall Captain this year, John Hughes (2015) is the M1 cox and Men’s Captain, and Jonathan Vibhishanan (2016) is a rower in M1 and the Cambridge University Lightweight squad. Both John and Jonathan started rowing at Pembroke and quickly made their way up to senior boats. This is not unusual at Pembroke:…

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Pembroke Festival of Voice

Pembroke’s inaugural Festival of Voice brought international artists to Pembroke for four days of music. Pembroke has a strong connection to Lieder music through our College Musician, Joseph Middleton.  Joseph…

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Heritage and Identity: LGBT+ History Month 2018

This year’s LGBT+ History Month inspired an impressive range of events throughout Cambridge. In Pembroke, Cam Queer History presented two events in collaboration with our Graduate Parlour President. Both talks encouraged…

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