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Meet the Athletes: Varsity Women’s Rugby

Fiona Shuttleworth (2015) is a third year vet student and Rugby player. She was named CURUFC women’s forward of the year following the women’s squad’s win against Oxford in December.  Fiona took up rugby in her second year, and has played in two Varsity games. What made you start playing rugby? I’ve always been sporty.  In my second year I wanted to pick up a sport, and it was between…

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Hidden Places at Pembroke: A History of Art

Art is a popular and creative extracurricular activity. From early childhood onwards, it allows people to discover their creative talents and express themselves visually. However, the Art Society at Pembroke…

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Pembroke in Scotland

Last week the Pembroke College Cambridge Society celebrated its 65th Annual Scottish Dinner, held at the New Club in central Edinburgh. Kit Smart grabbed her pet passport and headed north to investigate. Dr Henning Grunwald also travelled to Edinburgh to represent the College as the official speaker, providing an update on news and developments at Pembroke. Henning’s speech led to some lively debate, including a discussion concerning the date of the first Scottish Dinner. The Pembroke College Cambridge Society has been holding its Annual Dinner in London since 1920, but it wasn’t until after the Second World War that Pembroke members based in Scotland began to grumble about the choice…

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The Birthplace of the Foundress

Pembroke College was founded on Christmas Eve, 1347, by Marie de St Pol, the widow of the Earl of Pembroke. Marie was born in St. Pol-sur-Ternoise, a small town near…

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Madsen Pirie comes to Pembroke Politics

The Pembroke Politics Society, formed in 2013, already has an impressive track record of attracting world-class speakers for its events. The latest Politics Society talk was by Madsen Pirie, founder of…

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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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