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PKP Week 1

The first week of the Pembroke-King's Summer Programme has ended, and student Angie, of Illinois Wesleyan University, tells us about her experiences so far. Every time I enter the historic gates of Pembroke or King's, I am in awe at the beauty and nobility of the campuses. Everywhere I turn in this incredible city, there are captivating ornate buildings housing the same incredible intelligence that fostered some of the most talented…

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Adventures of a Lifetime: L. R. Wager

Lawrence Rickard Wager was a geologist and mountaineer who studied at Pembroke College in the 1920s. He made several geological expeditions to Greenland and participated in an attempt on Everest…

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The Birthplace of the Foundress

Pembroke College was founded on Christmas Eve, 1347, by Marie de St Pol, the widow of the Earl of Pembroke. Marie was born in St. Pol-sur-Ternoise, a small town near Calais in northern France. Pembroke alumnus Barrie Cross (1956) recently moved to the town and has been doing some research on the Foundress and her birthplace. Here, he reports on the history of St. Pol-sur-Ternoise. Our thanks for the photos are due to Maxime Briand. The first castle to stand on the hill that rises steeply behind the town of St. Pol-sur-Ternoise and which is known today as « Le Mont » was built early in the eleventh century. The…

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Chilean Out

What do Pembroke students get up to after they graduate? All sorts of things, as it turns out! Adam Clark (2010) reflects on two years spent teaching English in Chile.…

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Enterprising Science

Three Pembroke scientists have had their work noted in the Cambridge Enterprise Annual Review for 2015. Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University, assists students and academics in starting…

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From Antigua to Australia: Medical Electives 2015

The Pembroke College Medical and Veterinary Society held its annual Elective Presentation on Friday 13th November. Six final-year students gave presentations on their recent medical electives (work placements undertaken, often…

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