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Meet the students: Welfare Officer

Mental health is an important topic to discuss at any time of the year, but for many students it becomes more pressing an issue in exam term. The Junior Parlour Committee includes a JP Welfare Officer who supports students and organises events to relax and de-stress. Amaani Ahmed (2016) is the current JPC welfare officer, and told Kit Smart what being welfare officer involves: What does a JPC Welfare Officer do?  We’re…

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A Christmas Poem

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the JP Not a creature was stirring, not even an interviewee. The undergraduate rooms were all emptied and hoovered And still smelling…

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The Great Pembroke Bake-Off

Throughout Michaelmas term, graduate students have been participating in a most exciting event: the Great Pembroke Bake-Off! Every Sunday afternoon, the Graduate Parlour fills up with students eager to compete, to observe and of course to taste the various cakes on offer. Our Bake-Off correspondent, Tam Blaxter (2013), reports on the competition so far. For a second year, the Graduate Parlour has been running ‘The Great Pembroke Bake Off’, a baking competition among the GP members. At four pm each Sunday, two bakers arrive with their entries and other grads come to eat cake, drink tea, chat and vote for a winner! For this…

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Bridgemas!

The last week of Michaelmas term is traditionally referred to as ‘Bridgemas’, due to the tendency to celebrate Christmas a month early, before the undergraduates go home for the holidays.…

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The Freshership of the Rings

The annual Freshers’ Panto is one of the most popular events of Christmas at Pembroke. Students piled into the Hall on Wednesday 2nd December to witness the irreverent and energetic…

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Thirty Years of Women at Pembroke

2014 was the thirty-year anniversary of women’s admissions to Pembroke College. A dedicated team has been working throughout the year to mark this important milestone in our history by creating…

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