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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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Long Serving Staff Recognised

Liz White was this year’s recipient of the Kilby Staff Prize which is presented each year to a member of staff in recognition of their long service to the college. At…

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The Face Behind The Framlingham Feast

This evening, Pembroke will once again host the biennial Framlingham Feast. The Framlingham Feast honours Sir Robert Hitcham, a former student and benefactor of the college. Sir Robert Hitcham came to Pembroke in 1587 as a pensioner before entering Gray’s Inn in 1589. From there he enjoyed a successful law career, rising to the ranks of Attorney General to Queen Anne, wife of James I, and sergeant-at-law in 1616. He also sat in the Houses of Parliament for the boroughs of West Looe, Cornwall, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, Cambridge, and Orford, Suffolk. Shortly before his death, Hitcham purchased Framlingham Castle from the Earl of Suffolk for the sum of £14,000, around…

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The Graduate Parlour Presents

Last week the Graduate Parlour held a 20/20 format seminar. Each of the five participants was allotted 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to explain their research to the…

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Performing Lost Songs

For 1,000 years the music to Boethius’s Songs of Consolation had been lost. The songs would at one point have been commonly heard in courts of the day were passed on through aural…

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Women in Science Residential

 By Emma Paulus, Schools Liaison Officer Last week, Pembroke ran our first Women in Science Easter residential for students in Key Stage Four (14-16 years old). The college was joined by…

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