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Solar-powered Engineering: The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

Driving a solar car across Australia sounds like something in a science fiction film, but every two years it becomes a reality at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) is a student society of around 60 people, founded in 2007. They design, build, and race solar powered vehicles, with a mission to inspire and innovate. Siddharth Gupta (2014) is an undergraduate at Pembroke studying Engineering, and…

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Fact meets fiction

‘I have incredibly clear memories of my time at Pembroke,’ says the author Richard Beard (1985). His recollections of these real events regularly blur into imagined stories. ‘My memories of…

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Introducing Kit Smart

This new blog is named in honour of our former College cat, Kit Smart. We hope that it will give you a view of College much like the one enjoyed by our cats; it aims to indulge your curiosity by allowing you to slink around corners, slip through half-open doors, hide under desks and gain a ‘cat’s eye view’ of daily life at Pembroke. It will attempt to combine both anonymity and a range of personal reflections. It will cover both the world-changing research of our members and the quirky, entertaining anecdotes that unfold day by day. It will include interviews with the people who make up the Pembroke community:…

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News From The Front

Your average graduate student probably spends most of their waking hours in the department, the library and the College bar. Not so for Pembroke PhD student Renad Mansour, who regularly…

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Pillow Talk

Bedders are a Cambridge institution. They have been part of College life for centuries, but their role has changed dramatically over the years. So what do bedders actually do nowadays?…

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