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A Feat of Pemgineering

A rather unique Christmas decoration has appeared in the foyer of Pembroke Library.

Library-igloo

Last year, the 2nd-year engineering students at Pembroke (‘Pemgineers’, as they are also known) were asked to help decorate the library foyer. They agreed, and after a few hours’ work had constructed an impressive Christmas tree out of books.

This year, College Librarian Pat Aske contacted the 2nd-year engineers to suggest another project: an igloo made out of books. The Pemgineers readily accepted Pat’s challenge.

On Sunday night, ten students spent two and a half hours fashioning the igloo out of books from the library’s collection. Gwilym Rowbottom took the time-lapse video above of their efforts.

The 2014 Library Christmas Tree

The 2014 Library Christmas Tree

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