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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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Women in Science Residential

 By Emma Paulus, Schools Liaison Officer Last week, Pembroke ran our first Women in Science Easter residential for students in Key Stage Four (14-16 years old). The college was joined by…

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Escaping the bubble

Undergraduates studying Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge spend their third year living abroad. We asked three Pembroke students currently on their year abroad to give us an update at different points in their adventure. Here's what they had to say: Ellie Gould (2012), travelsouthuntilyourskinturnswarmer.wordpress.com, August 2014 As anyone who has been seduced by the deceptively difficult task of learning another language will know, there is only one way to really conquer the nuances of a foreign tongue, and that is to live abroad. It's something the Modern and Medieval Languages department seem to know all too well, and so they require each undergraduate to spend at least 8 months of their…

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Meet the Senior Tutor

Three questions for Dr Mark Wormald, who has been Senior Tutor at Pembroke for eight years. How would you describe the role of Senior Tutor? When I started, I was…

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Staff views of freshers’ week

The boxes have been unpacked, freshers’ flu has arrived and lectures have begun: freshers’ week is well and truly over. Inspired by The Guardian, we asked two of our staff…

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