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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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Life at Cambridge in 1957

Dr Christopher Hall (1957) reflects on his time at Pembroke and remembers some of the famous faces from his year group. It was only twelve years after the end of…

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Roger Bushell and the Great Escape

Today marks the anniversary of a very famous event orchestrated by an alumnus of Pembroke College. Roger Bushell (1929) is a man whose exploits are better known than his name. In 1943, he led a daring escape from Stalag Luft III, a German prisoner-of-war camp. The break-out was later immortalised in the film The Great Escape, in which the character of ‘Roger Bartlett’ (played by Richard Attenborough) was based on Bushell. Bushell was born in South Africa to English parents. From the age of 14, he attended school in England, and went on…

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The Face Behind The Framlingham Feast

This evening, Pembroke will once again host the biennial Framlingham Feast. The Framlingham Feast honours Sir Robert Hitcham, a former student and benefactor of the college. Sir Robert Hitcham came…

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The Resting Place of the Foundress

Following on from their report about the birthplace of Pembroke’s Foundress, Marie de St Pol, Kit Smart and alumnus Barrie Cross (1956) have been investigating the site of her burial…

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