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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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A Cycle of Success

Valencian Rob Walker (2016) reports on his first BUCS experience and a positive day for Cambridge University Cycling. Event: BUCS 25 Mile Time Trial (TT) Championships, incorporating the Varsity Match Date:…

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Irish Literature in the Library

You can always find an interesting display of library material around College, and this week is no different. From the display: “In the summer of 2016, Pembroke College received a large donation of Irish Literature titles from alumni Andrew Parkin, who studied the English Tripos here between 1958-1961.  Currently based in Vancouver, he is a published poet, fiction writers, critic, and author of over 20 books. The collection includes around 400 works by authors, from Beckett to Yeats: plays, poetry, prose and critical editions by Parkin himself.  Parkin, who taught English Literature at the University of British Columbia, as well as writing and publishing his poetry, is the Founding Editor…

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Coffee, Cakes and Cafe Changes

You may have noticed some changes in the servery and bar lately.  Kit Smart investigated what’s going on… Nina Rhodes started as catering manager in January this year, diving in…

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Lancelot Andrewes and a royal gift of books

Following the successful completion of the Incunabula Cataloguing project, the College Library has recently embarked on a new venture: the cataloguing of the Lancelot Andrewes’ Collection of early printed books.…

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Sports-people of the year? We think so!

This year, Pembroke students have been showcasing their skills in everything from rowing to table tennis. Inter-collegiate sport The women’s football team had a successful Cuppers this year, beating favourites…

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