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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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Not So Idle: An Internship in New York

Rhianna Ilube (2012) recently completed a four-month internship at UNICEF in New York, funded by the College’s Idle Scholarship. She took a trip back to Pembroke last week to talk…

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A Christmas Poem

'Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the JP Not a creature was stirring, not even an interviewee. The undergraduate rooms were all emptied and hoovered And still smelling faintly of odour remover. The Dean was worn out from a week of activities, Leading the College’s Christmas festivities. The Porters were tirelessly spreading good cheer: “You’re here for an interview, are you, my dear?” Applications had opened for a new Senior Tutor, And in T, Alan Rogers was fixing the router. The catering staff were still working with ardour To set up a dinner in the Senior Parlour. And all the alumni, from the east to the west, Had…

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The Rainbow Flag

The first day of February marks the start of LGBT History Month, an annual celebration in the UK intended to promote equality and diversity. This year, for the first time,…

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Hidden Places at Pembroke: A History of Art

Art is a popular and creative extracurricular activity. From early childhood onwards, it allows people to discover their creative talents and express themselves visually. However, the Art Society at Pembroke…

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Bridgemas!

The last week of Michaelmas term is traditionally referred to as ‘Bridgemas’, due to the tendency to celebrate Christmas a month early, before the undergraduates go home for the holidays.…

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