England ¦  Ireland ¦ Scotland ¦ Wales 


Tonje Fjagesund (Natural Sciences) – Slapton Ley Field Centre, April 2017
In March/April I spent a week at Slapton Ley Field Centre in South Devon. We had a flexible, yet busy schedule thanks to a highly enthusiastic group…Read more

Mairenn Collins Attwood – Ecology Field Trip in Juniper Hall, Surrey, 2017
The course started with introductory talks and a walk around the local area, pointing out areas such as the ‘set aside’, and seeing the yellow meadow ant hills. Each morning would begin by looking at (and releasing) the moths found in traps set the previous evening – we found many species, including the Privet, Lime Green and Elephant Hawk moth, even the famous peppered moth!…Read more

David Ifere – 15th Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot, March 2017
From the 15th March 2017 to the 18th March 2017, I travelled to Pembroke College, Oxford to compete in the 15th Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot, representing Cambridge University as part of a 3 person team…Read more

Tom Andersson (Engineering) – Cambridge, Summer 2016
For my summer I stayed in Cambridge for 10 weeks to complete a placement with the Use Less Group in the Engineering Department. The Use Less Group is an academic team committed to reducing material wastage in the UK, for example by producing novel sheet metal-forming techniques…Read more

Gaia Laidler – Construction College, Norfolk, May 2016
I went to Construction College for a week to build a small scale oil-rig. In the first phase of the construction week, I was the Construction Leader. In the second phase of the construction week, I was a general worker on the Surveying Team…Read more

Coco Day (Natural Sciences) – Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre (WMIC), Manchester, Summer 2015
This summer, I spent eight weeks in Manchester at the Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre (WMIC), a laboratory on the site of The Christie, a hospital famous for its cancer treatment. Correspondingly much of the work done at WMIC is related to cancer research…Read more

Ben Walton (Natural Sciences) –  Slapton Ley, Devon,  March 2015
I spent a week at Slapton Ley, Devon, as part of the Pt IA Evolution and Behaviour course.  The woods around Slapton Ley have a diverse range of flora and were a great opportunity to see many of the plant groups which had been discussed in the lecture series in Michaelmas. The Ley itself was an excellent opportunity to look at a freshwater ecosystem…Read more

Bryan Ormond (Engineering) – Norfolk, Spring 2015
As part of the third year GD1 Constructionarium engineering module, we went to Birchen Newton in Norfolk to build a scaled version of the Millau viaduct in France…. Read more

Jacob Ashton (Natural Sciences) – Pembrokeshire, Orielton Field Trip Report, March 2015
I and several dozen other students headed to Orielton Field Centre with the aim of investigating the variety of ecosystems found in the area. On the first day we spent the morning exploring the surrounding woodland, finding a variety of plant species which exhibited various interesting traits…Read more

Catriona Grant (History of Art) – Durham, January 2014
In preparation for a paper I am taking this term on Romanesque Art and Architecture, I travelled up to Durham for a weekend to see some of the finest surviving examples of Norman architecture in Britain….Read more


Teresa Händel (MPhil in Archaeology) – Ireland 2014
The trip to Western Ireland in June 2014 was part of my dissertation research to conceptualize the idea of heritage trails in reference to their evolution and biography. Going to Ireland I was able to walk the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail in order to explore and map the trail, consult relevant stakeholders and collect the data necessary to answer the underlying research questions …Read more


Jamie Robson — Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Summer 2017
With the help of a travel grant from Pembroke College and the Pembroke Players, I was able to have quite the summer, performing in CUADC’s production of Stef Smith’s Human Animals at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I bombed between East Sussex and Edinburgh for two intensive weeks of rehearsals and a subsequent twelve-night run at the Fringe…Read more

Carine Valarche (HSPS) – Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August 2017
I went up to Edinburgh with two productions: A Sudden Burst of Binding Light and Trump’d. I was directing the former which was for 3 weeks at the Gilded Balloon, one of the largest venues at the Fringe. I had had a successful run with it at the ADC theatre in February and was fortunate enough to receive CUADC funding to take the show up so decided to do it! It was a fantastic experience…Read more

Rob Walker – Isle of Arran & Ayrshire Coat, Easter 2017
At the end of Lent Term 2017, I and around 40 other Part 1A Natural Sciences students made the long coach trip up to the Isle of Arran just south west of Glasgow for a 9-day field course studying the hugely varied geology that is found there…Read more

Dan Sanderson – Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Summer 2016
With help from a generous Pembroke travel grant I was able to spend a month this summer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival performing in CUADC’s production of Kate Tempest’s Wasted. The play was adapted to be performed in a 50 minute slot at Olive Studio, Greenside Infirmary Street for a two week run…Read more

Gaia Laidler – Civil Engineering field trip to Scotland, Summer 2016
On the 26th of July I went on a 2 week surveying course with the Department of Engineering. The course is part of my fourth year studies in Civil Engineering. We spent 2 weeks learning about high accuracy surveying in a hilly landscape…Read more

Robert Eyers – Edinburgh Fringe 2015
The Edinburgh Fringe is an astonishing place to be, whether as a performer, writer or audience member. I managed to pull off all three during my stay in the summer, performing in the CUADC production ‘Picasso Stole the Mona Lisa’, writing and performing comedy for the daily Free Footlights show…Read more

Eleanor Mitchell – Edinburgh Festival, Summer 2015
This summer, thanks to a generous grant from the Pembroke Players’ Peter Cook Fund, I was lucky enough to be able to take part in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as Stage Manager for the CUMTS musical Pippin. I had never been involved in theatre before starting at Cambridge…Read more

John King (English) – Edinburgh Fringe, 2014
I was fortunate enough to spend four weeks at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival , where I produced a revival of Occupied, a comic play by Harry Buckoke. The play is about a group of students who interrupt a performance of The Producers and hold a ‘sit-in’ at a theatre in protest…Read more

Isobel Gooder (MML) – Edinburgh Festival, Summer 2014
After two very successful runs in Cambridge I was very happily surprised to be given the part of Idek in ‘God on Trial’. The very hard-hitting play transports the audience to a blockhouse in Auschwitz.  I was the only Pembroke member in the 14-strong cast ….Read more

Tom Bamford (Natural Sciences) – Institute for Astronomy, Edinburgh, Summer 2014
During July and August this summer I worked at the Institute for Astronomy at Edinburgh University undertaking one of the summer research projects they offer to undergraduate students. I worked on my own, guided by a postdoctoral supervisor, on a project entitled ‘Dust in Galaxies across the Hubble sequence’…Read more


Chisato Tsuji – Natural Sciences trip to Orielton, Pembrokeshire, Wales – March 2017
I took part in the Evolution and Behaviour trip consisting of around a dozen first year students. The trip complimented and supported my understanding of the contents in lectures and broadened my knowledge of various groups of living organisms.. Read more

Alex Westin-Hardy – Orielton Field Centre, Wales, March 2015
As part of my first year Evolution & Behaviour course I spent a week at Orielton Field Centre on the Pembrokeshire Coast, in order to gain first-hand experience of the vast array of living organisms found in the region and consider evolutionary processes in the field…Read more