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Parmee Flyer 2018

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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Charlotte Westdijk (2016-17)

Goodbye Graduate Librarian

Charlotte Westdijk has been with us a year, working as Graduate Trainee in the library. In that time she’s become a part of Pembroke, and we’ll be sad to see her…

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In Bed With The Gardeners

Nick Firman, Pembroke’s Head Gardner has worked at the College for 51 years. In that time, he has had a hand in shaping the beautiful grounds that we now enjoy. Taking advantage of all that experience, the GP asked Nick to give them a tour of the gardens and Kit tagged along. Starting in the Fellows’ Garden, Nick filled his tour with anecdotes from his extensive knowledge of all things Pembroke. For instance, the statue in the Fellows’ Garden was originally part of the Chapel but when it was replaced, it found a new home. While pointing out the incense cedar that stands next to it, he also mentioned how…

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Long Serving Staff Recognised

Liz White was this year’s recipient of the Kilby Staff Prize which is presented each year to a member of staff in recognition of their long service to the college. At…

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