Pembroke has provided both a place of learning and a home for its members for some six and a half centuries. The College was founded in 1347 by Mary de St Pol, Countess of Pembroke, in memory of her husband, Aymer de Valence, who had died in 1324; it is sometimes known as the “Hall of Valence-Mary” in recognition of this. Its institution as an academic society and the construction of its first buildings took place in her lifetime and under her personal supervision. It has of course changed greatly since then, but throughout its evolution and adaptation to modern circumstances, it has preserved a society that is concerned with, and supportive of, its individual members, their interests, activities and welfare. It warmly welcomes newcomers – and the contribution to its life they bring.
The following pages are designed for both undergraduate and graduate students who have received an offer of a place at Pembroke. We will place here a rough timetable as to when you should expect to hear from us and when we need forms etc. back from you. We will also put up documents that you might find useful should you wish to refer back to them (in case you have careful filed yours away!)
We look forward to welcoming you to Pembroke.