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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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The P Stands For Punting

A comprehensive guide to the legends told on the Cam. One of the must-do activities for any self-respecting visitor to Cambridge is to go punting whether by hiring your own…

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From Cornfields to Castles

A letter to PKP students from someone who's been there Written by Paul Jeffries In your first few conversations in the dining halls of Pembroke or Kings College, the standard small-talk with your fellow PKPers includes a lot of what you might expect: “Where are you from? Where do you go to school? How cool is this place?” While I anticipated finding people from all around the world studying with me during my time with the Pembroke-Kings Programme, the diversity of the student populace at Cambridge will never cease to amaze me. Your time at Cambridge will doubtlessly be marked by your own background, and I was no exception. I…

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The P Stands for Post

Kit Smart takes a behind the scenes look at the PKP Post Desk To ensure its successful running, the Pembroke-Kings Programme relies on a dedicated team of staff and assistants…

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The P Stands for Plenary

On Wednesday 6th July, the Pembroke-Kings Programme hosted the first of its Plenary lecture series. Magdalene College Life Fellow, Professor Stefan Halper was the first to be invited to speak…

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From Harvard to Cambridge

Katie Wu chats with Kit about her time at Cambridge as part of the International Programmes Department’s Spring Semester Programme Where are you from? I’m from Boston, from Newton, Massachusetts,…

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