Kit Smart’s Blog


Latest Post

Parmee Flyer 2018

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…

Read more

Recent Posts

IMG_5831.1

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more
CAH-8

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…

Read more

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,…

Read more