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The Person Behind the Prize: An Interview with Richard Parmee

The Parmee Prize competition is an annual event that offers students a chance to win £2000 to kickstart their business. Richard Parmee (1970) is the driving force behind the prize. He began at Pembroke in the Natural Sciences Tripos, but after two years had migrated to Electrical Sciences in Engineering. This, it transpired, was a good decision, as he did well enough there to begin research in what is now signal…

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Euro Vision

Economics student Jonathan Hazell (2012) has won the 2014 Brian Riley Declamation Prize. The prize was awarded after Jonathan impressed the judges at the annual event on Tuesday 18th November. Below is his…

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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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Spooky stories

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time for some spooky stories… 1. Abbey House Tucked behind Newmarket Road in Cambridge sits what is purported to be ‘the most haunted…

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Five tall tales

There are lots of stories told about Pembroke, but don’t believe everything you hear. Over the summer, the College is visited by a large number of tourist groups exploring the…

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