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Hidden Places at Pembroke: the Vestry

There are some places in Pembroke that most of our members and visitors won't usually see. One of these is known best to the Choirs of Pembroke: the Vestry. The vestry is a small room by the Chapel, accessed by the same easily-overlooked door that leads to the organ loft. Here the Choir get ready for services, store their robes, and of course make cups of tea. The vestry has…

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The butcher, baker & catering manager

Ken Smith has worked at Pembroke since 1976. Here he talks about cooking, cleaning windows and partying with the Beatles. I left school in December 1961. My dad was a baker…

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A day in the life: students in Kenya

Our 'day in the life' feature goes global as Katy Duff (2014) talks about a day volunteering with Maji Mazuri, a social development charity in Nairobi. She has spent a month of her summer vacation working there, with Liam Hammond (2013), Stefan Ulrich (2013), Alison Humphreys (2012), and Sarah Murphy (2012). 8am Wake up after a night spent on mattresses on the floor of one of the rooms in Esther’s house - our lovely, welcoming host Mum. Her house has a TV, two flushing toilets, a gas cooker and a microwave. It would be well below the poverty line in the UK, but in Nairobi is considered highly affluent. Eat a breakfast of chapatti,…

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Day in the life: College Recorder

When she is not experiencing a day in the life of someone else and writing about it here, what does our College Recorder get up to? Here she tells all.…

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Pembroke’s going up

Charlotte Chorley (2012) graduated in June and here she reflects on her three years at the College. 2012 was the year of golden torches, diamond celebrations and yellow jerseys. Tuition…

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More than beans on toast

The food at Pembroke is so good that rumours have long circulated about a Michelin-starred chef hiding in the kitchens. But what really goes on? Our College Recorder investigates. When…

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