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The Person Behind the Prize: An Interview with Richard Parmee

The Parmee Prize competition is an annual event that offers students a chance to win £2000 to kickstart their business. Richard Parmee (1970) is the driving force behind the prize. He began at Pembroke in the Natural Sciences Tripos, but after two years had migrated to Electrical Sciences in Engineering. This, it transpired, was a good decision, as he did well enough there to begin research in what is now signal…

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Welcome, Semester students!

You may have noticed an influx of new students – the Semester students! The Spring Semester Programme is part of Pembroke’s International Programmes. Students from overseas universities come to Pembroke…

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The P Stands for Plenary

On Wednesday 6th July, the Pembroke-Kings Programme hosted the first of its Plenary lecture series. Magdalene College Life Fellow, Professor Stefan Halper was the first to be invited to speak to the audience of PKP students and staff. Using his extensive experience not just as an academic but also serving US presidents in the White House and State Department, Professor Halper discussed the upcoming Presidential Election. His talk focused on the phenomenon which is "Trump's maverick candidacy" while also explaining the deficits in Clinton's campaign which have caused the campaign to become almost too close to call. Professor Halper concluded his talk by stating that if the media focuses on…

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The P Stands For Punting

A comprehensive guide to the legends told on the Cam. One of the must-do activities for any self-respecting visitor to Cambridge is to go punting whether by hiring your own…

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The P Stands for Post

Kit Smart takes a behind the scenes look at the PKP Post Desk To ensure its successful running, the Pembroke-Kings Programme relies on a dedicated team of staff and assistants…

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From Cornfields to Castles

A letter to PKP students from someone who’s been there Written by Paul Jeffries In your first few conversations in the dining halls of Pembroke or Kings College, the standard…

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