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The Twelfth Annual William Pitt Seminar

This year's William Pitt Seminar brought macro-economics and mindfulness together to ask ‘Are we too busy to get anything done?’ Why, in a world with unprecedented technological advances, countless digital tools for boosting productivity, and numerous apps, courses and books to help individuals improve the way they work, are we so worried that we aren’t fulfilling our potential? The twelfth William Pitt Seminar – ‘The Productivity Paradox: Are we too busy…

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High Altitudes with Aldenderfer

In a corner of the MIASU building, in an office decorated with Tibetan prayer flags, you will find Leverhulme Visiting Professor Mark Aldenderfer.   Mark’s career in archaeology began almost…

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Long Serving Staff Recognised

Liz White was this year’s recipient of the Kilby Staff Prize which is presented each year to a member of staff in recognition of their long service to the college. At a gathering at Master’s Lodge on Tuesday, Liz who joined the college in 1992 was presented with a token to say thank you for her “incredibly loyal and dedicated service to Pembroke”. The Master spoke of how she is “loved and admired by all” while Caroline Adams, the head of housekeeping, said that the speed with which she zips around puts everyone to shame. After 23 years of service, Liz spoke to Kit about the strangest things she has encountered…

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Life at Cambridge in 1957

Dr Christopher Hall (1957) reflects on his time at Pembroke and remembers some of the famous faces from his year group. It was only twelve years after the end of…

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In Bed With The Gardeners

Nick Firman, Pembroke’s Head Gardner has worked at the College for 51 years. In that time, he has had a hand in shaping the beautiful grounds that we now enjoy.…

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The Face Behind The Framlingham Feast

This evening, Pembroke will once again host the biennial Framlingham Feast. The Framlingham Feast honours Sir Robert Hitcham, a former student and benefactor of the college. Sir Robert Hitcham came…

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