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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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From One President to Another

This week Alice Ievins (2008) will officially be handing over the reins of Graduate Parlour President to Craig Burns (2011). The pair agreed to talk to Kit Smart about the past…

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Why I Row

PhD student and member of the PCBC W1, Courtney Landers reflects on how she started rowing and her love of the sport. It's a small source of pride when I'm talking about rowing with someone and they ask me ‘so you rowed at school?’ Because the answer is no, nope, absolutely not. For starters it wasn't an option, but more importantly I hated sport at school. I spent my adolescence in a state of constant exhaustion, I had no body mass and I burned in the Australian sun in five minutes. I also hated sport during my undergrad. By my third year I'd discovered Les Mills classes and resistance training,…

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Daring Engineering in Dar

The Cambridge Development Initiative (CDI) was launched in 2014 by Cambridge students who believed that students are able to make a positive impact on the world even before they have…

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From Harvard to Cambridge

Katie Wu chats with Kit about her time at Cambridge as part of the International Programmes Department’s Spring Semester Programme Where are you from? I’m from Boston, from Newton, Massachusetts,…

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From Houston to Cambridge

International Programmes Student Riley Smith talks about her time at Pembroke, meeting her favourite playwright, and the things that she’s learnt about herself since coming to Cambridge for the Lent…

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