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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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Pembroke & the Cambridge Union

This year the Cambridge Union celebrates its 200th birthday. In this series of three blog posts we explore Pembroke’s long-standing connection to the famous debating society. From its humble beginnings…

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Classics then and now

Past and present come together as PhD student Anna Judson (2007) talks about Classics at Pembroke. John Edwin Clapham Jukes matriculated in 1898 as a Foundation Scholar reading Classics; a year later, he became the winner of this impressive medal, which was recently donated to the College by his son. The medal is for the Porson Prize, still offered annually for the best translation of a piece of English verse into Greek tragic verse (in 1899, a passage from a Jacobean tragicomedy, ‘The Renegado’ by Philip Massinger). Jukes went on to obtain a first-class result in the Classical Tripos in 1900 and to win one of the two Chancellor’s Classical…

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Pulling out all the stops

Richard Parkinson (Engineering, 2013) talks about life as an organ scholar at Pembroke. What does it mean to be an organ scholar? The most obvious bit is playing the organ,…

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A day in the life: History

Joe Spencer (2012) describes ‘a fairly standard day for a third year historian’. 8am First alarm goes off. 8.10am Second alarm goes off. 8.20am Third alarm goes off. 9.10am Oh dear!…

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Pembroke supports women in sport

Pembroke has a range of fantastic sportswomen playing for the College teams and at University level. Here, we speak to just three of them: Léonie De Jonge (2014) was part of…

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