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Another Gaze

Frankie Enticknap is an Art History student at Glasgow. She’s been working at the Pembroke Library on and off since 2014. One of her last tasks at Pembroke this summer was to create a display in College using Library material. The display is titled “Another Gaze: the Gender-politics of seeing in twentieth century photography’, and features three female photographers who were working around the same time that women were first…

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‘Sweeping Victory’ for Cambridge Gymnasts

On February 25th, the Cambridge University Olympic Gymnastics Club took part in the annual Varsity competition against Oxford, and took home a sweeping victory. Report by Matthew Mahmoudi (2016) All…

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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 the audience to engage with a different aspect of LGBT+ history, and consider how we think about and represent that history today. On the 16th February Eleri Watson discussed her research on ‘fag hags’ in Christopher Isherwood’s writing. Watson, a doctoral student at the University of Oxford, used Foucauldian theories of identity and queerness to investigate the limits of identity politics and language.  From Isherwood’s “agents of oppressive, devouring heterosexuality” – the ‘fag hag’ – to the inherent ‘bump and…

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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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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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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…

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