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Solar-powered Engineering: The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

Driving a solar car across Australia sounds like something in a science fiction film, but every two years it becomes a reality at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) is a student society of around 60 people, founded in 2007. They design, build, and race solar powered vehicles, with a mission to inspire and innovate. Siddharth Gupta (2014) is an undergraduate at Pembroke studying Engineering, and…

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Pembroke Refugee Seminar: Xenophobia, Populism and the Media

On the 27th April, The Pembroke Refugee Seminar, in cooperation with the Masters's Seminar, Pembroke Papers & the Pembroke Politics Society presented a timely discussion on the Xenophobia, Populism, and the media. As expressed by the Dean, who chaired the event, we are faced with both a genuine crisis and a new, emerging type of politics in which the media is central.  The Refugee seminar series is part of Pembroke’s attempt to understand the crisis from a multitude of perspectives and explore the political landscape in which it is taking place. The speakers were the Master, Lord Chris Smith Baron of Finsbury; Jon Smith, who has reported from across the…

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A Cycle of Success

Valencian Rob Walker (2016) reports on his first BUCS experience and a positive day for Cambridge University Cycling. Event: BUCS 25 Mile Time Trial (TT) Championships, incorporating the Varsity Match Date:…

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