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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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A (comic) Day in the Life

As well as being the first day of LGBT+ history month, today is hourly comics day! MPhil student Rachel Davidson has shared with us an artistic ‘day in the life’,…

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Introducing Nina Rhodes, Catering Manager

­ Nina Rhodes has recently taken on the role of Catering Manager at Pembroke.  Here, she talks about the challenges and excitement of catering for a College. What does being catering manager involve? I’m responsible for the catering aspects of the College and managing the catering team.  We cater for Fellows, special occasions, the servery, for the bar and café, and any corporate or other internal events that come through. I manage Seb Little (Head chef) and Savino Cafagna (Front of house /High table manager) working with them on menus, pricing, seasonal catering and service standards. A little bit of everything! If there’s food and drink there, you’re there! Yes,…

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Welcome, Semester students!

You may have noticed an influx of new students – the Semester students! The Spring Semester Programme is part of Pembroke’s International Programmes. Students from overseas universities come to Pembroke…

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Actually, it is easy being green

In a week where the world is anxiously watching America’s environmental strategy develop, you may be wondering, what’s the point of collapsing that cardboard box when the news is telling…

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Choir on tour: York Minster

Pembroke’s choir visited York Minster this month for a packed residential tour.  Here, Soprano Grace England writes all about it (Original blog posted on our music website)        …

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