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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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Artur Harris wins 24th Riley Declamation Prize

Congratulations to Artur Harris (2016) on being awarded the 2017 Riley Declamation Prize. The prize is awarded annually to a student who can show excellence in both speech writing and delivery.  The speech must be on a topical European theme, and it must last between 10 and 15 minutes; beyond that the details are decided by the entrants. The finalists’ declamations took place in the Master’s Lodge on the 9th November.  This year the prize was judged by Lord Christ Smith (Master); Dr Dan Tucker (Senior Tutor); and Dr Geoffrey Edwards. They were assisted by Giselle Riley, widow of Brian Riley, accompanied by Dr Tensay. This year there were five finalists, all of…

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Advocacy and Accessories: SolidariTee

More than ‘slacktivism’: the student charity using t-shirts to provide legal aid for refugees and asylum-seekers in Greece. Legal representation is a humanitarian need.  For refugees and asylum seekers, entering…

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