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Hidden Places at Pembroke: the Vestry

There are some places in Pembroke that most of our members and visitors won't usually see. One of these is known best to the Choirs of Pembroke: the Vestry. The vestry is a small room by the Chapel, accessed by the same easily-overlooked door that leads to the organ loft. Here the Choir get ready for services, store their robes, and of course make cups of tea. The vestry has…

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World-class speakers

How do you persuade one of the world’s best speakers to spend an evening talking to you and your friends? From Sir Roger Penrose to Charles Clarke, an impressive array of individuals have already…

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Sporting successes

Men's sport is thriving at Pembroke. This term has seen significant successes for several of Pembroke’s sportsmen. Here, a few of them describe the highs and lows. Mark Nelson (2012), member of the Pembroke Athletics & Cross Country Society Not only did he win the Pembroke Mile for the third time running this year, but Mark was also part of the College team that competed in the University’s recent cross country cuppers race. He says: ‘I'm pleased to announce that Pembroke won this year’s cuppers, taking a narrow victory over a numerically-superior Robinson College team. Pembroke was led by Lewis Lloyd (2012), who had been ill and unable to train well,…

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The statistics of Old Norse spelling

Our graduates study a wide variety of subjects. Here, Tam Blaxter (2013) explains his work on Old Norse. What are you studying? The broad area that I work on is…

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Research roundup 2014

For the last blog post of 2014, we give you a roundup of the year’s research and news at Pembroke. Throughout the year, fellows and students at Pembroke have continued to publish…

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One year, two wheels

Peter Dudfield (2007) took a year off from his PhD and spent it cycling around the world. Having recently returned, he discussed his journey at this week’s meeting of the Ivory Tower…

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