About PemWomen@30

In 1984 the first women students arrived at Pembroke. This decision was the culmination of several years of discussion and debate.

Over the course of the coming year, this section of the website will be updated with some of the history behind this momentous change in the life of the College.

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What is PemWomen@30?

Find out more about the aims and ethos of PemWomen@30.

Women in Cambridge: remember how far we’ve come

Charlotte Chorley (2012) writes about PemWomen@30 for The Telegraph.

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Our charities

Learn about the charities we are aiming to support.

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Culture in 1984

To help set the scene, Eleanor Metcalf (2012) explores the cultural highlights of 1984.

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Project Review

An overview of our activities during Michaelmas term 2014.

‘Moments in Time’ – a poem

A poem by one of our Porters written for this anniversary year.

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Images of the Foundress

Depicting the original PemWomen, Marie de St Pol.