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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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Puppies at Pembroke

In an effort to help reduce the stress caused by exams, the JP invited three puppies to the college for students to play with. Members of the JP and GP…

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Celebrating May 3rd

The Graduate Parlour held a BA dinner followed by a display of Polish folk-dancing to honour the Polish-Lithuanian National Holiday. So far this year, the Graduate Parlour has hosted events for Thanksgiving, Bonfire Night, French Epiphany, Burns Night (complete with ceilidh), and St Patrick's Day. International Officer Florent Dyé explains that the aim 'of these events is to meet people and to experience and share one another's backgrounds in a specific context'. Which is why he invited ten members of a Polish folk-dancing group to join the GP for their weekly BA dinner to celebrate the Polish-Lithuanian national holiday that commemorates the May 3rd Constitution. The May 3rd Polish-Lithuanian Constitution, signed in…

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High Altitudes with Aldenderfer

In a corner of the MIASU building, in an office decorated with Tibetan prayer flags, you will find Leverhulme Visiting Professor Mark Aldenderfer.   Mark’s career in archaeology began almost…

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Life at Cambridge in 1957

Dr Christopher Hall (1957) reflects on his time at Pembroke and remembers some of the famous faces from his year group. It was only twelve years after the end of…

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When The Players Met McKellen

by Robert Eyers On Sunday Sir Ian McKellen was in college to visit the Master, and kindly agreed to take tea with the Pembroke Players. It was a lovely day,…

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