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18th Nihon Affiliated High Schools Easter Programme

Earlier this month we had the pleasure of hosting the 18th Nihon Affiliated High Schools Easter Programme at Pembroke College. This year’s programme welcomed 72 students from Japanese high schools affiliated with Nihon University and 4 accompanying staff members. As part of the programme, students have taken part in a range of academic and cultural experiences, attending daily English language lessons and activities organised by our programme assistants (PAs). From…

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Roger Bushell and the Great Escape

Today marks the anniversary of a very famous event orchestrated by an alumnus of Pembroke College. Roger Bushell (1929) is a man whose exploits are better known than his name.…

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Bake Off: Lent Edition

Our Bake Off correspondent, Tam Blaxter (2013), is back with an update on the Graduate Parlour’s favourite baking contest... Another term of the Great Pembroke Bake Off has come to an end! The first three weeks of term were spent finishing off the first round, with six new competitors bringing exciting cakes to the hungry masses on Sunday afternoons. These were chocolate-heavy weeks — particularly impressive was a pigs-in-mud chocolate orange cake, pictured above. The rest of term has been taken up…

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An Interview with the Master’s PA

Eileen Green has been working at Pembroke for nearly 25 years. She talks us through the ins-and-outs of life as the Master’s PA. What does a typical day look like…

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A Day in the Life of an Engineer

Tristan Downing (2012), the former JPC Food and Bar Officer, shares some insights into the world of a 4th-year Engineer. 6:45am – Alarm 6:46am – I reconsider why I decided to cox…

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