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PKP Week 1

The first week of the Pembroke-King's Summer Programme has ended, and student Angie, of Illinois Wesleyan University, tells us about her experiences so far. Every time I enter the historic gates of Pembroke or King's, I am in awe at the beauty and nobility of the campuses. Everywhere I turn in this incredible city, there are captivating ornate buildings housing the same incredible intelligence that fostered some of the most talented…

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Sir Robert Hitcham’s Almshouse Charity Trustees Visit

In the same will in which he left Framlingham Castle to Pembroke, Sir Robert Hitcham requested the building of a row of 12 almshouses in the town. These almshouses still stand and are in active use today as supported accommodation for local people who are elderly or infirm.  A Fellow of Pembroke is always among the trustees of the Sir Robert Hitcham Almshouse Charity.  Many of the other trustees visited Pembroke for the first time this month, and were given a tour of the College. They were also able to view historical documents relating to Framlingham. Following their arrival the Trustees were taken on a tour of the library by…

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Exploring Wilkie Collins’ Writing Desk

Wilkie Collins’ writing desk was kindly gifted to Pembroke by Rosemary Watt on 9th May 2017.  Graduate student Joseph Ashmore (2009) explored its story with the guidance of Librarian Patricia…

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