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Laugh 4 Change

Laugh 4 Change Raising funds to support refugees, tackling mental health at home and abroad, and having fun while doing it. That may seem like a big ask but Cansu Karabiyik (2016), a second year PhD candidate in medical science, seems to have managed it. Cansu spent time volunteering on Chios Island, Greece, witnessing the refugee crisis for herself. On her return she founded Laugh 4 Change, a comedy fundraising initiative…

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For a Winter Afternoon

There’s only five days until Christmas; the perfect time for some wintry poetry from President of the Pembroke Poetry Society, Michael Brown For a Winter afternoon Dedicated to Helena Thurm…

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Impact, sustainability, collaboration: Lizzy O’Brien and Kieran Daly on working with CDI

The Cambridge Development Initiative (CDI) is a charity that works in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, through student volunteers "collaborating for change". Photos courtesy of Lizzy O'Brien Lizzy O’Brien (2015) is Director of CDI this year, and Kieran Daly (2014) is volunteer coordinator. Both spent two months working in Tanzania this summer. CDI has four projects: Education, Health, Entrepreneurship, and WASH, which focuses on sanitation.  Every project is decided on based on careful research and assessment of where the CDI team can make the most impact.  The different types of projects require a variety of skills on the part of volunteers, and make it possible to flexibly respond to the needs…

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Cosmic Poetry: 2017 Seatonian Prize

Winning the Divinity School Seatonian Prize is becoming something of a Pembroke habit. Christopher Smart won it three times. Colin Wilcockson has won it three times, most recently in 2016…

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