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Laugh 4 Change

Laugh 4 Change Raising funds to support refugees, tackling mental health at home and abroad, and having fun while doing it. That may seem like a big ask but Cansu Karabiyik (2016), a second year PhD candidate in medical science, seems to have managed it. Cansu spent time volunteering on Chios Island, Greece, witnessing the refugee crisis for herself. On her return she founded Laugh 4 Change, a comedy fundraising initiative…

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Madsen Pirie comes to Pembroke Politics

The Pembroke Politics Society, formed in 2013, already has an impressive track record of attracting world-class speakers for its events. The latest Politics Society talk was by Madsen Pirie, founder of…

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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 mark of respect, to honour the memory of the Pembroke men who died in the First and Second World Wars. Of the three hundred and eight names inscribed on the First World War Memorial outside the Chapel, three were College staff. Twenty-four College members of staff fought in the First World War; the fatality rate reflects the national average of one in eight men killed. The three hundred and five College members on the memorial are listed in order of…

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Pembroke in Scotland

Last week the Pembroke College Cambridge Society celebrated its 65th Annual Scottish Dinner, held at the New Club in central Edinburgh. Kit Smart grabbed her pet passport and headed north…

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Hidden Places at Pembroke: the Yamada Room

At Pembroke, students are able to enjoy their essay crises and revision panics amidst the chapel-like calm and beautiful stained-glass windows of the Waterhouse Library, built in 1878. While the…

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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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