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PKP Week 1

The first week of the Pembroke-King's Summer Programme has ended, and student Angie, of Illinois Wesleyan University, tells us about her experiences so far. Every time I enter the historic gates of Pembroke or King's, I am in awe at the beauty and nobility of the campuses. Everywhere I turn in this incredible city, there are captivating ornate buildings housing the same incredible intelligence that fostered some of the most talented…

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Spooky stories

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time for some spooky stories… 1. Abbey House Tucked behind Newmarket Road in Cambridge sits what is purported to be ‘the most haunted…

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Releasing nervous energy

The William Pitt Seminar is one of Pembroke's flagship events. Every year, students, staff, fellows, alumni, friends and other guests come together for a lecture, discussion and dinner in order to think together about a topical issue. This year the subject was energy. Four panelists presented their views on the subject, summarised here in a gallery showing their most pertinent quotes. (Photo credit: Nigel Luckhurst) Within their talks, the various speakers presented a range of surprising facts and figures about energy consumption: The conclusion? 'Let's have a good crisis.' If you would like more information about this event, see our news article. Further events reports and video clips…

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The house that Izhan & Roberta built

There probably aren’t many students that spend their holidays building flat-pack houses in deprived Brazilian favelas. Yet that’s just what Izhan Khan (Engineering, 2012) and Roberta Wilkinson (Natural Sciences, 2013)…

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Inspecting the glass ceiling

‘I’m living proof that Cambridge can be different,’ says Pembroke PhD candidate Monica Wirz. ‘I am much older than most graduate students. I’ve already had a successful career. I’m about…

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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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