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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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Thomas Gray: 300 today!

The 26th December 2016 marks 300 years since the birth of the poet Thomas Gray.  Best known for his work An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, he published less…

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Magnificent mountains and excellent exploration: Lawrence Wager

Lawrence Wager (1923) is a celebrated geologist and mountaineer. As Sunday was International Mountain Day, we looked at a small snapshot of his achievements. “He taught me more about mountains and about the respect that you must give them if you are to deserve to live and climb among them, than anyone I have ever met.” (Jack Longland, in the Alpine club obituary, 1966)[i] While at Pembroke (1923) he joined many societies, chief among which was the Cambridge University Mountaineering Club.  He graduated with a First in Geology in part II of the natural sciences Tripos. He went on to hold positions at Reading, Durham, and Oxford, and gained a reputation as an…

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas is a busy and beautiful time in Pembroke.  With carol services, Christmas dinners, and decorating, the end of the Michaelmas term is always festive. We’ve decorated the Christmas tree…

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