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Solar-powered Engineering: The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

Driving a solar car across Australia sounds like something in a science fiction film, but every two years it becomes a reality at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) is a student society of around 60 people, founded in 2007. They design, build, and race solar powered vehicles, with a mission to inspire and innovate. Siddharth Gupta (2014) is an undergraduate at Pembroke studying Engineering, and…

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A day in the life: Porters’ Lodge

Our College Recorder spends a day in the Porters’ Lodge. What is a porter’s most important skill? Ask the team at Pembroke and the answer is unanimous: animal instinct. At…

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A day in the life: PhD candidate

The Revd Preston Parsons was ordained in 2004 in the Anglican Church of Canada. He is now a PhD Candidate in the Divinity Faculty, writing a thesis on the friendship between Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Eberhard Bethge. He is also the Priest Vicar at St. John’s College. Here he shares a day in his life: 8.15am Morning Prayer in Pembroke chapel with the Dean. I usually read the Old Testament lesson. I plough through all the strange names, probably mispronouncing most of them. But if you mispronounce them consistently, no one notices. Except the dean. 9.30am I do a bit of reading in the library. There is a never ending list of articles for me to translate. My German…

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A day in the life: Classics

Georgina Wong (2014) joined Pembroke in October and is getting to grips with life as a fresher. Here she shares a typical day in her life: 9.30am Wake up call.…

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A day in the life: Economics

When Helena Roy (2013) is not studying Economics, she is out on the river coxing, snapping photos for Instagram or taking to the catwalk. Here’s a day in her life: Tuesday…

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