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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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Dreaming Big

Dr Hannah Mumby recently joined Pembroke as a Junior Research Fellow. She previously studied at King’s College, Cambridge, and at the University of Sheffield and in Myanmar for her PhD…

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A handy approach to transplants

Pembroke's graduate students are at the cutting edge of research. PhD candidate Omar Hausien (2009) works in academic surgery. He is part of an innovative project to develop standardised protocols for superior reconstructive surgery. In this presentation from our 20/20 graduate seminar, he talks about his work on hand and arm transplants. Please be warned that, given the nature of the research, the presentation contains graphic images. Omar is based at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. His supervisor is at Johns Hopkins University. For more on Omar's research, you can read one of his paper's here.

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Being a Gates scholar

Stephanie Gabriela Lopez (2014) spent the last year at Pembroke as a Gates Scholar. Stephanie’s family are from El Salvador, although they fled to America in the late 1980s during…

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Graduate research

Graduate students at Pembroke study a vast array of different subjects. Here, six of our current MPhil students and PhD candidates discuss their projects in just a couple of minutes:…

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Medieval musical manuscripts

The Easter vacation offers the perfect opportunity for Pembroke students to pop next door and take a stroll around the awe-inspiring galleries at the Fitzwilliam Museum. I love doing Cambridge…

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