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PKP Week 1

The first week of the Pembroke-King's Summer Programme has ended, and student Angie, of Illinois Wesleyan University, tells us about her experiences so far. Every time I enter the historic gates of Pembroke or King's, I am in awe at the beauty and nobility of the campuses. Everywhere I turn in this incredible city, there are captivating ornate buildings housing the same incredible intelligence that fostered some of the most talented…

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Life at Cambridge in 1957

Dr Christopher Hall (1957) reflects on his time at Pembroke and remembers some of the famous faces from his year group. It was only twelve years after the end of…

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Roger Bushell and the Great Escape

Today marks the anniversary of a very famous event orchestrated by an alumnus of Pembroke College. Roger Bushell (1929) is a man whose exploits are better known than his name. In 1943, he led a daring escape from Stalag Luft III, a German prisoner-of-war camp. The break-out was later immortalised in the film The Great Escape, in which the character of ‘Roger Bartlett’ (played by Richard Attenborough) was based on Bushell. Bushell was born in South Africa to English parents. From the age of 14, he attended school in England, and went on…

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The Face Behind The Framlingham Feast

This evening, Pembroke will once again host the biennial Framlingham Feast. The Framlingham Feast honours Sir Robert Hitcham, a former student and benefactor of the college. Sir Robert Hitcham came…

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The Resting Place of the Foundress

Following on from their report about the birthplace of Pembroke’s Foundress, Marie de St Pol, Kit Smart and alumnus Barrie Cross (1956) have been investigating the site of her burial…

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