Stories and memories

Here we hope to gather member’s memories of the early years of co-residency and the ways in which the College has changed since 1984.


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Dr Valerie Kyle talks about being Pembroke’s first ever woman Fellow in 1983.

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Emma Johnson (1985) on life as a student, a musician and Pembroke’s first female Honorary Fellow.

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Walking through memories

Reminiscences from Jane and Stuart Moore (both 1984), who were the first Pembroke marriage.

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I remember…

Kate Beales (1984) on life at – and since – Pembroke. (From Kit Smart’s blog, 3rd February 2015.)

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Girls everywhere

Mary Karavaggelis (2011) asks Caroline Holmes (née Buckley, 1984) about her memories of arriving at Pembroke.

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Not a typical academic

Emeritus Fellow Barbara Bodenhorn on joining the Pembroke community as a feminist.

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One of the guys

Sovaida Ma’ani Ewing (1985) speaks about being one of the first graduate students at Pembroke. (From Kit Smart’s blog, 18th September 2014.)

IMG_7924-001The female of the species

Dr Rivkah Zim talks about becoming Pembroke’s first resident female Fellow.

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A toast to the Pembroke ladies

A transcript of the speech given by Caroline Holmes (née Buckley, 1984) at a dinner for matriculands of 1984 and 1994.

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Vicky Bowman (1984), the first ever female president of the Junior Parlour, writes about her experience of arriving at Pembroke. (From the Martlet, spring 2014.)

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Charlotte Chorley (2012), writes about how things have changed for women in the College. (From the Martlet, spring 2014.)

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Pembroke Fellow Hildegard Diemberger on inspirational women from ancient Tibet. (From the Martlet, spring 2014.)