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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 with his villanelles inspired by Smart’s Jubilate Agno. And now Professor Randall Johnson has won it for the second time with his cosmic take on the theme ‘O God, enfold me in the sun’. Johnson’s poem is an intriguingly scientific…

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Painting the Town Green: Responsible Investment

Ethical investments is a complicated field but one that is very much worth taking the time to understand, and build policies around.     To this end, Andrew Cates, Pembroke’s Bursar, spent Thursday morning at a Responsible Investment Forum hosted by Positive Investment Cambridge.  Bursars from 16 different colleges came together with fund managers and representatives from Environment Social and Governance groups to discuss possibilities from solar panels to investment policies.  The meeting ranged from responsible investment, through the complexities of the investment market and the limitations of the older College buildings. Thank you to the Bursar for his account of the morning. Yesterday I spent the morning at a…

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