The BA dinner on Thursday 23 October was specially themed to coincide with the launch week of PemWomen@30.
Graduate students gathered in the GP for sparkling wine before taking a seat in the Old Library for a wonderful menu prepared by Pembroke’s kitchen’s four female chefs. Iona, Daniela, Kinga and Beth spent time considering the menu and said that they very much enjoyed creating it especially to mark the occasion.
Ticket sales included a donation to CamFed, a Cambridge-based charity that works to support and promote the education of women in Africa. The dinner raised a fantastic sum of £222.
Co-organiser Taylor McCall (2013) said: ‘Very many thanks to everyone who came and donated to this wonderful cause.’
Grilled Bream with Mustard and Tarragon Sauce, asparagus and peas
Roast Guinea Fowl with Morel and Rosemary Sauce, Anna potatoes and liquorice braised leeks
(V) Goats Cheese and Red Pepper Tart with Anna potatoes, red chilli broccoli and pesto dressing
White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake with Baileys toffee sauce and strawberry crisps
In Sub-Saharan Africa, 24 million children cannot afford to go to school. A girl may marry as young as 13 and has a one in 22 chance of dying in childbirth. One in six of her children will die before the age of five. CamFed (Campaign for Female Education) seeks to abolish these odds by educating women, which research has shown will enable them to earn up to 25% more and reinvest 90% in their families, be three times less likely to become HIV-positive, and have fewer, healthier children who are 40% more likely to live past the age of five. For more information, please look at CamFed website: www.camfed.org.