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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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Pembroke Refugee Seminar: Xenophobia, Populism and the Media

On the 27th April, The Pembroke Refugee Seminar, in cooperation with the Masters's Seminar, Pembroke Papers & the Pembroke Politics Society presented a timely discussion on the Xenophobia, Populism, and the media. As expressed by the Dean, who chaired the event, we are faced with both a genuine crisis and a new, emerging type of politics in which the media is central.  The Refugee seminar series is part of Pembroke’s attempt to understand the crisis from a multitude of perspectives and explore the political landscape in which it is taking place. The speakers were the Master, Lord Chris Smith Baron of Finsbury; Jon Smith, who has reported from across the…

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