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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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A day in the life: Porters’ Lodge

Our College Recorder spends a day in the Porters’ Lodge. What is a porter’s most important skill? Ask the team at Pembroke and the answer is unanimous: animal instinct. At…

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A day in the life: Classics

Georgina Wong (2014) joined Pembroke in October and is getting to grips with life as a fresher. Here she shares a typical day in her life: 9.30am Wake up call. This is definitely one of the better aspects of being a ‘non-intensive’ Classics student, which means that I don’t have early morning Greek lessons. After hitting snooze on my alarm a couple of times, I manage to drag myself out of bed. 10am After getting ready, it’s time for breakfast. Typically, I’ve missed breakfast in Trough so I eat in my room whilst checking my emails. 10.20am Attempt to do a little language work. This involves running through some Latin…

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A semester in Cambridge

Each year Pembroke College accepts up to thirty students from overseas universities for a two-term semester of study in Cambridge. This year Liz Willcock (2014), from McGill University in Canada, is one of them.…

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Painting words in sound

Joseph Middleton is a world-renowned accompanist and the College Musician at Pembroke. He talks to our College Recorder about the wonder of music. ‘When I was at school I played…

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Pembroke and Nepal III

Deepa Solanki (2009) graduated from Pembroke in 2012 and is now a Manager in the South Asia practice of Adam Smith International, a leading international advisory firm. For the past year and a half…

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