New Alumni Portraits Unveiled in Hall


Every year, six alumni are selected to have their portraits hung in the College Dining Hall. For the students, staff, Fellows, alumni and visitors who eat in our Hall, these are a daily reminder of the remarkable achievements and contributions of Pembrokians around the world and across hugely varied sectors and fields, whose journeys all began not long ago in these very buildings.

The 2024 exhibition of alumni portraits features:

  • Harriet Dedman (History, 2002): Documentary photographer and filmmaker and international lawyer.
  • Professor Sir Chris Whitty (Physiological Sciences, 1985): Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Medical Adviser to the UK Government.
  • Jennifer Easterly (neé Koch) (1990, PPE): Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (US Department of Homeland Security).
  • Professor Mark Thomson (Physics BA and DPhil, 1985): Executive Chair of the Science and Technology Facilities Council and Cambridge Professor of Experimental Particle Physics.
  • Steve Atkinson (1973, PPE): Chair of Pembroke Alumni Advisory Board.
  • Tazeen Hasan (1983, Jurisprudence): Program Manager for the World Bank Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality.
Alumni portraits

Top row, L-R: Harriet Dedman, Prof Sir Chris Whitty, Jennifer Easterley
Bottom row, L-R: Prof Mark Thomson, Steve Atkinson, Tazeen Hasan

Details about each individual represented in the portraits project is available in our summary guide here.

In our 400th anniversary year, we are looking more than ever for ways to celebrate the diverse lives of Pembroke people past and present. Our alumni portraits are a wonderful showcase of just a few of these individuals. If you’d like to learn about the fascinating stories of more Pembrokians, or tell us about someone you know, browse our growing 400 Characters gallery now and nominate others to join the line-up.

Alumni portraits in Hall

The 2022-23 portraits in Hall