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Meet the students: Welfare Officer

Mental health is an important topic to discuss at any time of the year, but for many students it becomes more pressing an issue in exam term. The Junior Parlour Committee includes a JP Welfare Officer who supports students and organises events to relax and de-stress. Amaani Ahmed (2016) is the current JPC welfare officer, and told Kit Smart what being welfare officer involves: What does a JPC Welfare Officer do?  We’re…

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A day in the life: The Dean

Pembroke’s Dean, Dr James Gardom, shares a typical day in his life. 6.30am I get up, say some prayers at home, spend about 20 minutes looking at my emails and…

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A day in the life: Dr William Fawcett

What is a typical day like for an academic at Pembroke? Dr William Fawcett, Bye-Fellow in Architecture gives us a glimpse: 7am Alarm – as usual, it comes just a little too early. 7.50am Breakfast. Why do I always catch ‘Thought for the Day’ on Radio 4? Quite the wrong time for thought. 8.30am I usually spend an hour or two at home on e-mails, but not today – instead cycle to Pembroke. Rush-hour cycling provides the satisfaction of whooshing past queueing cars. Unfortunately I’m familiar with traffic congestion from regularly ferrying my wife, who works part-time in London, to the station. 9am Meeting with Zurich Insurance in room S14 on current…

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Meet the Senior Tutor

Three questions for Dr Mark Wormald, who has been Senior Tutor at Pembroke for eight years. How would you describe the role of Senior Tutor? When I started, I was…

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Meet the Development Director

Three question for Matthew Mellor, Pembroke’s Development Director. How would you describe your role? My team is primarily responsible for keeping in touch with our members and also, of course,…

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Pembroke and Nepal II

Dr Hildegard Diemberger, Fellow in Social Anthropology, works extensively in Nepal. Hildegard regularly visits the region and conducts much of her core research in the areas affected by the recent earthquake. As…

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