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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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Lieder in Pembroke: Interview with Joseph Middleton (Part 1)

The Sir Arthur Bliss Song series is a series of performances of Lieder Music held in the Old Library. This term we have so far heard stunning performances from Kathryn Rudge and Jennifer Johnston, and can look forward to the final concert of term from Ashley Riches.  All the artists are accompanied by College Musician and highly-acclaimed Lieder musician Joseph Middleton.  In this two-part blog, he talked to Kit Smart about Lieder and music in Pembroke.  You can read part 2 for more about the Bliss series, and the intense intellectual and musical work required to be a top-class Lieder musician. You can buy tickets for the next recital here    …

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Remembrance: a part of Pembroke

This week we observe Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday All over the United Kingdom, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, a two-minute silence is…

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