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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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17-11-24 I will week

I will week 2017 – Pembroke House

I will week is about celebrating and promoting social action, so we’ve been sharing testimonies about how Pembroke House does just that. Pembroke House is the College’s social action centre in…

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Artur Harris, Brian Riley Declamation Prize: “Looking West”

  Artur Harris (2016) is the winner of the 2017 Brian Riley Declamation Prize, which you can read about it more detail here.  Below is the full transcript of his speech: “Poland is a country to the east of the West and to the west of the East”. These words of Sławomir Mrożek accurately describe the reluctance of Poles to identify with either category. Part of the reason for this is that the categories themselves have for much of history had little bearing on reality, as inventions of French enlightenment intellectuals who never ventured too far East. As Norman Davies rightly says, the economic misery of nineteenth century Austria-Hungary and…

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Life at Pembroke House: Mark

‘I will week’ is also about social action. Where better to be talking about than Pembroke House? Pembroke House is a multi-use community space in Walworth, south east London. It was…

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