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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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Three Hundred Sons of this House

On Remembrance Sunday each year, the Dean leads an Act of Remembrance in front of the War Memorial in Pembroke’s cloisters. Members of the College attend, wearing gowns as a…

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What Difference does Diversity Make?

The William Pitt Seminar is the flagship event of Pembroke's Corporate Partnership Programme. The Tenth Annual William Pitt Seminar took place on Friday 16th October this year, with the theme ‘Being Different: What Difference Does Diversity Make?’ Patrick Voss, Dr Tom Shakespeare, Trevor Phillips and Professor Rae Langton were invited to speak on various topics relating to diversity, and the seminar was chaired by Vicky Bowman, who was one of the first women to matriculate at Pembroke College in 1984. The display featured flyers, photographs and press cuttings to illustrate 30 years of…

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Halloween Horror

With Halloween fast approaching, let’s take a look back through time at some of the more unpleasant fates to have befallen Pembroke’s alumni… Out of the Frying Pan, into the…

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Lord Chris Smith

New Faces at Pembroke: Part 2

A few of our other newest members of staff share their thoughts on arriving at (or returning to) Pembroke. Lord Chris Smith (Master) Lord Chris Smith was admitted as Master…

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Pembroke’s going up

Charlotte Chorley (2012) graduated in June and here she reflects on her three years at the College. 2012 was the year of golden torches, diamond celebrations and yellow jerseys. Tuition…

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