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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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Art as a Medium for ACTION poster

Art as a Medium for Action

Pembroke PhD student Cinthia Willaman (2010) has been working with artist Gyunel Rustamova to curate an exhibition entitled Art as a Medium for ACTION, opening this week in London and…

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From One President to Another

This week Alice Ievins (2008) will officially be handing over the reins of Graduate Parlour President to Craig Burns (2011). The pair agreed to talk to Kit Smart about the past year and the future in the GP. What have been the best and hardest things about being president? Alice: In terms of things that I’ve enjoyed, I think Fresher’s Week because it involves a lot of organisation and there’s quite a lot of stress building up to it. I’d finished my field work in a prison in Stafford on the Wednesday before Fresher’s Week began so I’d been organising it from a distance. But once it began, it ran so…

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Volunteering at Pembroke House

Pembroke graduate Daisy Prior (2012) talks about the week she spent volunteering with Pembroke House Pembroke House is a community centre founded in 1885 by Pembroke Students in Walworth, South…

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Basketball Blues

Pembroke PhD students Léonie de Jonge (2014) and Michelle Quay (2013) won Varsity and received Blues with the Cambridge University Women’s Basketball Club but their work is not done yet. This…

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Why I Row

PhD student and member of the PCBC W1, Courtney Landers reflects on how she started rowing and her love of the sport. It’s a small source of pride when I’m…

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