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The Person Behind the Prize: An Interview with Richard Parmee

The Parmee Prize competition is an annual event that offers students a chance to win £2000 to kickstart their business. Richard Parmee (1970) is the driving force behind the prize. He began at Pembroke in the Natural Sciences Tripos, but after two years had migrated to Electrical Sciences in Engineering. This, it transpired, was a good decision, as he did well enough there to begin research in what is now signal…

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What a pane

Where in Pembroke can you find a weesle headed armadillo, a great gogle eyed beetle and a nocoonaca? In the library, of course. The colourful stained glass window that runs…

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Pembroke & the Cambridge Union

This year the Cambridge Union celebrates its 200th birthday. In this series of three blog posts we explore Pembroke’s long-standing connection to the famous debating society. From its humble beginnings in the small back room of a pub on Petty Cury, the Cambridge Union has become a landmark known across the world as the home of aspiring young politicians. The society, founded in 1815, is now the oldest continuously running debating society in the world. By 1939 it already had a reputation for being ‘a place where ordinary undergraduates could challenge great statesmen and other eminent figures in open debate, in the fine surroundings of their own debating chamber and…

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Pembroke & the Cambridge Union III

Pembroke has had a long and fruitful relationship with the Union, which continues today. This is the third part in a series of blog posts exploring that connection. The first and…

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Pembroke & the Cambridge Union II

This post is the second in a three-part series exploring Pembroke’s long-standing connection with Cambridge’s famous debating society. Today we continue with a review of some of the influential Union…

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Classics then and now

Past and present come together as PhD student Anna Judson (2007) talks about Classics at Pembroke. John Edwin Clapham Jukes matriculated in 1898 as a Foundation Scholar reading Classics; a…

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