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To the Next Generation of PKP

This year during the Pembroke-King's Summer Programme we ran a blogging competition in which students submitted blogs about their time studying in Cambridge. The winner is Angie Cornwell, whose letter to a future generation of PKP students is beautifully written and captures everything we love about PKP. Congratulations Angie, and thank you for your blog! Article originally published on Angie's blog. Photos also by Angie I cannot believe it is already…

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A Christmas Poem

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the JP Not a creature was stirring, not even an interviewee. The undergraduate rooms were all emptied and hoovered And still smelling…

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A Feat of Pemgineering

A rather unique Christmas decoration has appeared in the foyer of Pembroke Library. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX4UWUwNzvQ Last year, the 2nd-year engineering students at Pembroke (‘Pemgineers’, as they are also known) were asked to help decorate the library foyer. They agreed, and after a few hours’ work had constructed an impressive Christmas tree out of books. This year, College Librarian Pat Aske contacted the 2nd-year engineers to suggest another project: an igloo made out of books. The Pemgineers readily accepted Pat’s challenge. On Sunday night, ten students spent two and a half hours fashioning the igloo out of books from the library's collection. Gwilym Rowbottom took the time-lapse video above of their efforts.…

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Bridgemas!

The last week of Michaelmas term is traditionally referred to as ‘Bridgemas’, due to the tendency to celebrate Christmas a month early, before the undergraduates go home for the holidays.…

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Thirty Years of Women at Pembroke

2014 was the thirty-year anniversary of women’s admissions to Pembroke College. A dedicated team has been working throughout the year to mark this important milestone in our history by creating…

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Madsen Pirie comes to Pembroke Politics

The Pembroke Politics Society, formed in 2013, already has an impressive track record of attracting world-class speakers for its events. The latest Politics Society talk was by Madsen Pirie, founder of…

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