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Connecting you to your College
In this new digital world, Pembroke Connects is reaching out to help you stay connected, entertained and inspired. Below find links to video content, blogs, how-to seminars, concerts, memories and volunteer opportunities.
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Walter Isaacson (1974) interviewed the US Secretary for Transport, Pete Buttigieg (2005) regarding the development and rebuilding of public transit in the US after the pandemic.
Stipendiary Lecturer Ben Page has set up a new blog for the Pembroke Philosophy community, in which Philosophy students past and present are welcome to contribute.
Dr Nicholas Cole led a talk focusing on the history of the American Constitution and its creation.
Professor Helen Small, Honorary Fellow at Pembroke, hosted an online talk focusing on her latest book, The Function of Cynicism at the Present Time.
Professor Hannah Smithson recently appeared on BBC Sounds 'Free Thinking' podcast, to discuss why individuals perceive colour in different ways (Minute 14:10 - 27:18).
On February 3rd, Professor Adrian Gregory gave a virtual update to Julian Schild (1977, History) on the study of History at Pembroke, and how it has developed and evolved in recent years.
Alumnus Jeremy Sutton (1979, Physics) and Quill Director Dr Nicholas Cole held a live portrait painting session whilst discussing Nicholas's work on the history of the US Constitution.
A piece of music written by Alumnus Michael Hurd (1950, Music) has been nominated by Classic FM listeners as one of the top three pieces of classical music, out of which is compiled the ‘Hall of Fame’ of the top 300 pieces.
On the 18th of January, Professors Alfons Weber & Hannah Smithson held a virtual discussion on the topic of ‘Neutrinos – The reason we exist?’ as part of the Pembroke Horizons series.
At the 2020 Alumni Weekend, Greg Neale (1999, History) provided an update on the College History publication and how alumni can become a part of the project. Find out more about the publication by clicking here.
The latest edition of the Pembroke Record, for 2019-20, includes a farewell to former Master, Dame Lynne Brindley, a summary of our celebration of 40 years of women students, and news of our first ever virtual term during the coronavirus pandemic.
Pembroke Master Sir Ernest Ryder recently appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The Long View, in an episode focusing on judicial backlogs caused by recent lockdowns, and comparison to the 'Fire Courts' in the London of 1666.
Fellows in Law, Professor Sandra Fredman and Professor Rebecca Williams held an event for Pembroke Horizons on the 2nd of November 2020.
Roland Mumford's (1992, MSoM) piano piece 'Cum Concordia Gentem Florere' being performed by Sophie Dunley (2019, Modern Languages and Linguistics).
Millie McLuskie (2014, History) shares with us the inspiration behind her cookery book ‘The Flavour Game’ and how sensory science changes the experience food can offer.
Frederic Aranda (1998, Japanese) discusses his career in photography with current student Sophie Lewis (2018, History & English) at the 2020 Virtual Alumni Weekend.
The 11th to the 13th of September would have been the annual Oxford Alumni Weekend. Whilst events for this year have now been moved online, we would like to share with you this virtual tour of Pembroke College and we look forward to being able to welcome you to the College again in person soon.
First year Economics and Management students researched the impact that the Coronavirus pandemic has had on business management. These pieces provide an overview of how different businesses reacted to the crisis.
Congratulations to all those that have confirmed their place at Pembroke College for the 2020/21 academic year. Some of our current students have released a video on what to expect on how things are taught at Oxford and answered some common questions.
Tamsin Lewis discusses her book, Songs and Hymns in the Time of Plague, and shares a video marking the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower.
Following the Cybersecurity theme of the business breakfast on the 23rd of July, Jen Easterly (1990, PPE) delivered a lecture for GHC earlier on in the year about her career path to leading Morgan Stanley’s Cybersecurity Fusion Center.
Due for release on the 16th of July, Roman Krznaric's (1989, PPE) book The Good Ancestor looks into the history and the human mind to identify the ways that long-term thinking in a short-term contemporary world can benefit future generations.
Professor Nick Hawes (Fellow in Engineering Science) gives a sample lecture on Probabilistic Robots and how autonomous driving mechanisms can be used across a multitude of sectors.
Fellow in Ecology, Dr Roberto Salguero-Gomez, has recorded his High Table talk on the mechanisms of how different species age and why humans senesce whilst other living organisms do not.
Frederic Aranda (Japanese, 1998) talks about his career as a portrait photographer alongside his interest in the Japanese culture in this video interview with the Japan Society London.
Fellow in English Dr Ushashi Dasgupta discusses the concept of space and the home within the works of Charles Dickens.
Alumnus Tarik O’Regan (1996, BA Music) will be streaming his full length ballet, ‘Mata Hari’ from May 23rd to June 6th, in association with the Dutch National Ballet Institute.
Professor Smithson demonstrates how, by using techniques borrowed from astronomy, vision scientists can take high-resolution images of the retina.
On the 22nd of April, Jeremy Sutton (1979, Physics) held an online art class for members of the Pembroke community. The event showed techniques for drawing a still life scene and self-portraits, with a focus on using an iPad as the artistic medium.
During the Easter break, this year's participants were asked to submit a 2,000-word essay in response to a question either on Modern Languages, Philosophy and World Religion, Science or Humanities and Social Sciences. You can read the winning essays here.
Florence Wilkinson (2006, English) is the co-founder of the app Warblr, which helps to identify birds from their song. In this video, Florence gives a quick insight into how you can encourage birds into your garden.
The North American Pembrokian have written a feature focusing on four Pembrokians who have contributed to the close relationship between Pembroke and the United States: J.R.R. Tolkien, Sir Roger Bannister, J. William Fulbright, and Sir William Blackstone.
Dr Rebekah White is Pembroke's Welfare and Wellbeing Coordinator. Rebekah coordinates a variety of events to promote wellbeing for students and staff, whilst providing extra support for those that need it.
Dr. Dyedra Morrissey currently works as a Retained Lecturer in Study Skills at Pembroke College and a guest lecturer at the Saïd Business School and shares some tips on how to teach successfully online.
These lectures commemorate former United States Senator J. William Fulbright, alumnus of Pembroke College, Oxford and founder of one of the most prestigious international education awards programs in the world: The Fulbright Program.