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Hidden Places at Pembroke: the Vestry

There are some places in Pembroke that most of our members and visitors won't usually see. One of these is known best to the Choirs of Pembroke: the Vestry. The vestry is a small room by the Chapel, accessed by the same easily-overlooked door that leads to the organ loft. Here the Choir get ready for services, store their robes, and of course make cups of tea. The vestry has…

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A (comic) Day in the Life

As well as being the first day of LGBT+ history month, today is hourly comics day! MPhil student Rachel Davidson has shared with us an artistic ‘day in the life’,…

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A Day in the Life of the Housekeeper

Caroline Adams has been working at Pembroke for nearly 20 years. As the Housekeeper, she and her team are responsible for the cleaning and upkeep of rooms both within College and in the hostels around Cambridge. She talked us through her typical day. 8am: Start work. The first thing I do is check my emails. My iPad is linked to my email account so sometimes I check emails in the evenings as well. I find out if people are off sick, or on holiday, or if any of the students or Fellows have queries about anything. We do try to be proactive about preventing problems, but a lot of our…

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An Interview with the Master’s PA

Eileen Green has been working at Pembroke for nearly 25 years. She talks us through the ins-and-outs of life as the Master’s PA. What does a typical day look like…

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A Day in the Life of an Engineer

Tristan Downing (2012), the former JPC Food and Bar Officer, shares some insights into the world of a 4th-year Engineer. 6:45am – Alarm 6:46am – I reconsider why I decided to cox…

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Day in the life: College Recorder

When she is not experiencing a day in the life of someone else and writing about it here, what does our College Recorder get up to? Here she tells all.…

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