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Hidden Places at Pembroke: the Vestry

There are some places in Pembroke that most of our members and visitors won't usually see. One of these is known best to the Choirs of Pembroke: the Vestry. The vestry is a small room by the Chapel, accessed by the same easily-overlooked door that leads to the organ loft. Here the Choir get ready for services, store their robes, and of course make cups of tea. The vestry has…

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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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Pembroke in Scotland

Last week the Pembroke College Cambridge Society celebrated its 65th Annual Scottish Dinner, held at the New Club in central Edinburgh. Kit Smart grabbed her pet passport and headed north to investigate. Dr Henning Grunwald also travelled to Edinburgh to represent the College as the official speaker, providing an update on news and developments at Pembroke. Henning’s speech led to some lively debate, including a discussion concerning the date of the first Scottish Dinner. The Pembroke College Cambridge Society has been holding its Annual Dinner in London since 1920, but it wasn’t until after the Second World War that Pembroke members based in Scotland began to grumble about the choice…

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A Feat of Pemgineering

A rather unique Christmas decoration has appeared in the foyer of Pembroke Library. Last year, the 2nd-year engineering students at Pembroke (‘Pemgineers’, as they are also known) were asked to…

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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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Hidden Places at Pembroke: the Yamada Room

At Pembroke, students are able to enjoy their essay crises and revision panics amidst the chapel-like calm and beautiful stained-glass windows of the Waterhouse Library, built in 1878. While the…

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