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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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Volunteering at Pembroke House

Pembroke graduate Daisy Prior (2012) talks about the week she spent volunteering with Pembroke House Pembroke House is a community centre founded in 1885 by Pembroke Students in Walworth, South…

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The P Stands for Post

Kit Smart takes a behind the scenes look at the PKP Post Desk To ensure its successful running, the Pembroke-Kings Programme relies on a dedicated team of staff and assistants who devote hours to ensuring that the courses run smoothly and that the students get the most out of their time in Cambridge. Amongst all the flashy event planning and room booking tasks, there is one incredibly important job that is often overlooked; the job of PKP Postmaster General. This year, the substantial mantle of PKP Postmaster General has fallen on the shoulders of Tom Daniels. To those…

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Basketball Blues

Pembroke PhD students Léonie de Jonge (2014) and Michelle Quay (2013) won Varsity and received Blues with the Cambridge University Women’s Basketball Club but their work is not done yet. This…

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The P Stands For Punting

A comprehensive guide to the legends told on the Cam. One of the must-do activities for any self-respecting visitor to Cambridge is to go punting whether by hiring your own…

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The P Stands for Plenary

On Wednesday 6th July, the Pembroke-Kings Programme hosted the first of its Plenary lecture series. Magdalene College Life Fellow, Professor Stefan Halper was the first to be invited to speak…

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