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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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From Antigua to Australia: Medical Electives 2015

The Pembroke College Medical and Veterinary Society held its annual Elective Presentation on Friday 13th November. Six final-year students gave presentations on their recent medical electives (work placements undertaken, often…

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Pembroke in Scotland

Last week the Pembroke College Cambridge Society celebrated its 65th Annual Scottish Dinner, held at the New Club in central Edinburgh. Kit Smart grabbed her pet passport and headed north to investigate. Dr Henning Grunwald also travelled to Edinburgh to represent the College as the official speaker, providing an update on news and developments at Pembroke. Henning’s speech led to some lively debate, including a discussion concerning the date of the first Scottish Dinner. The Pembroke College Cambridge Society has been holding its Annual Dinner in London since 1920, but it wasn’t until after the Second World War that Pembroke members based in Scotland began to grumble about the choice…

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A Feat of Pemgineering

A rather unique Christmas decoration has appeared in the foyer of Pembroke Library. Last year, the 2nd-year engineering students at Pembroke (‘Pemgineers’, as they are also known) were asked to…

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Madsen Pirie comes to Pembroke Politics

The Pembroke Politics Society, formed in 2013, already has an impressive track record of attracting world-class speakers for its events. The latest Politics Society talk was by Madsen Pirie, founder of…

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Hidden Places at Pembroke: the Yamada Room

At Pembroke, students are able to enjoy their essay crises and revision panics amidst the chapel-like calm and beautiful stained-glass windows of the Waterhouse Library, built in 1878. While the…

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