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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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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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