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To the Next Generation of PKP

This year during the Pembroke-King's Summer Programme we ran a blogging competition in which students submitted blogs about their time studying in Cambridge. The winner is Angie Cornwell, whose letter to a future generation of PKP students is beautifully written and captures everything we love about PKP. Congratulations Angie, and thank you for your blog! Article originally published on Angie's blog. Photos also by Angie I cannot believe it is already…

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Euro Vision

Economics student Jonathan Hazell (2012) has won the 2014 Brian Riley Declamation Prize. The prize was awarded after Jonathan impressed the judges at the annual event on Tuesday 18th November. Below is his…

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The house that Izhan & Roberta built

There probably aren’t many students that spend their holidays building flat-pack houses in deprived Brazilian favelas. Yet that’s just what Izhan Khan (Engineering, 2012) and Roberta Wilkinson (Natural Sciences, 2013) did this summer. Izhan and Roberta are part of a student society called Ecohouse Initiative, which was founded by Cambridge students in 2010. The society’s ambitious long-term aim is to drive innovation in the urban developing world in order to combat poverty, resource scarcity and climate change. As part of the society’s year-round programme of activities, around ten students are sent out each summer on two-month placements to Latin America. Here, Ecohouse works with local NGO Techo – an award-winning…

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International adventures

Following Thursday’s post on Peter’s round-the-world cycle tour, two more Pembroke students speak about their recent adventures abroad. Patrick Kirkham (2011) did a CCRC Asia internship in China over the summer:…

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Cry ‘Havoc!’

How do you mount a production of Julius Caesar with only one week to rehearse? We go behind the scenes of the 2014 Pembroke Freshers’ Play. This year’s Pembroke Freshers’…

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Staff views of freshers’ week

The boxes have been unpacked, freshers’ flu has arrived and lectures have begun: freshers’ week is well and truly over. Inspired by The Guardian, we asked two of our staff…

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