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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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Sacred sciptures at Thubten Choling monastery

Pembroke and Nepal II

Dr Hildegard Diemberger, Fellow in Social Anthropology, works extensively in Nepal. Hildegard regularly visits the region and conducts much of her core research in the areas affected by the recent earthquake. As…

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Being a hostel keeper

Colin and May Williams spent around 25 years living in the hostel at 40 Panton Street with eight students. Here they speak about the highs, the lows and the laughs. How did you find yourselves at Pembroke? May: My auntie, Miss Sadd, worked in the linen room at Pembroke as the seamstress. She came home and told my dad there was a job going in the maintenance department. As it turned out, he wasn’t interested – but my husband Colin was. Colin: We’d only recently got married and I was working in a factory at the time. The move to Pembroke would mean…

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Pembroke and Nepal I

Following the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday 25th April, this week’s blog posts explore Pembroke’s connection to ‘the roof of the world’. Sarah Howden (2013) & Ciara Rowland-Simms (2013) write:…

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