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17-11-24 I will week

I will week 2017 – Pembroke House

I will week is about celebrating and promoting social action, so we've been sharing testimonies about how Pembroke House does just that. Pembroke House is the College’s social action centre in Walworth, South London, just off the Old Kent Road. Founded in 1885 on the initiative of undergraduates, Pembroke House still fulfils the original vision of a “settlement”, where living locally, learning and receiving are just as important as giving and…

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17-11-07 Poetry and Place

Poetry and Place in Pembroke and Beyond

For the last few years poetry tours, led by Cambridge poet Michael Brown, have been part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. They reveal the strong connection between poetry and…

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Communism: Theory vs. Practice

Visiting scholar Professor Norman Davies is giving a series of talks this term.  The first was an account of the theory vs practice of communism in the Soviet Union. In 1991 a political and military system that had ruled over half of Europe for decades began to come to a dramatic end. The end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union was the beginning of a process of forgetting; it doesn’t take long for a new generation to come along for whom something once so immediately, vitally important is now history. Professor Norman Davies is a visiting scholar at Pembroke and a distinguished Professor of history…

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17-10-31 SolidariTee

Advocacy and Accessories: SolidariTee

More than ‘slacktivism’: the student charity using t-shirts to provide legal aid for refugees and asylum-seekers in Greece. Legal representation is a humanitarian need.  For refugees and asylum seekers, entering…

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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…

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