Literature & Discussion Groups
I wasn't entirely sure what to call this - but here's the place for all the other 'Arts' socs that are on offer at Pembroke. We're always super keen to start new socs and support student endeavours so if you're really passionate about something and want to see it done at Pembroke then please get in touch with a JCR committee member and we'll see if we can get you some funding xx
The Pink Times is the Pembroke JCR magazine, published once a term, by and for students. Containing poems, art work, updates on college matters, advice columns, sports reports and more this a way to keep everyone informed on the life and heart of the college and acts as a creative expression of the moment.
It's a fantastic opportunity to enter the world of university journalism or to have published work. The Publications Rep (Hattie) is editor-in-chief of the magazine so keep an eye out for the call-fo-submissions she'll put out each term or get in contact with her directly.
Peminists is Pembroke’s own feminist discussion group, which hold sessions on a fortnightly basis. We discuss a variety of topics that surround intersectional feminism, but in a really relaxed way that makes it accessible for everyone. This year we’re hoping to also run some workshops, discussion panels, and eventually some social events like film nights etc! Anyone is more than welcome to join and you’ll hear more from us in Freshers’ week. Can’t wait to meet you all but before that feel free to join the Facebook group if you’re interested!
The Writers' Guild is a fortnightly workshop for those who enjoy creative writing. Participants are invited to bring fiction or non-fiction pieces they have been working on - poetry, prose, essays, flash-fiction - for the group to relect on, discuss and suggest improvements.
Students are also welcome to come along with and get involved with the discussion, even if they do not have examples of their own work to bring.
There are a range of university, student publications which our members write for including, but by no means limited to, the Oxford Student and the Cherwell. If you're looking for something more satirical then try the Oxymoron
Middle English Reading Group
Our MCR run a reading group dedicated to some 400 years of medieval English language and literature. Everyone is welcome, both those well-versed in Middle English and the beginner keen to find out more! They usually meet in the MCR at 5.30pm on Thursdays during term time.