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Around the World in 365 Days, or: A Tale of Twelve Cities

Heather Lane (1998) has just returned to the UK from Bolivia, the final stop in a twelve month remote working adventure. World travel is usually something one might think of as a holiday, disrupting the flow of work rather than enhancing it.  Digital nomads, remote working, communal work spaces; these concepts one might associate with gap year students, or people whose work requires only a computer. Heather thought so, until…

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Three Hundred Sons of this House

On Remembrance Sunday each year, the Dean leads an Act of Remembrance in front of the War Memorial in Pembroke’s cloisters. Members of the College attend, wearing gowns as a…

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Pembroke and Nepal III

Deepa Solanki (2009) graduated from Pembroke in 2012 and is now a Manager in the South Asia practice of Adam Smith International, a leading international advisory firm. For the past year and a half she has been working regularly in Kathmandu and was there when the first earthquake hit: Duck, Cover, Hold! Having regularly worked in one of the world’s most active seismic regions for the past year, this was the drill we were told to follow if an earthquake occurs. However, on April 25th, just before noon, instinct took over and I, along with five colleagues, ran as fast as we could out of our office in central Kathmandu when the earthquake struck. As the…

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Halloween Horror

With Halloween fast approaching, let’s take a look back through time at some of the more unpleasant fates to have befallen Pembroke’s alumni… Out of the Frying Pan, into the…

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Hoopoe hoopoe horrah

This week a new Children’s Laureate was announced. Author, illustrator and cartoonist Chris Riddell has taken over from Malorie Blackman, making him the ninth Children’s Laureate. But did you know that the…

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From CB2 to W1A

In honour of the BBC themed bop on Friday, we spoke to Mark Mann (1999) who now works as a technology transfer manager at the Beeb. As Mark Mann (1999)…

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