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18-02-16 Georgia Lea

Pembroke Women in Science: Georgia Lea

Sunday 11th February is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. We’re celebrating it with a series of interview with our own women in science. Today’s interview is with Georgia Lea (2017), who is a first year PhD student researching the regulation of trophoblast stem cells. Georgia works in the Epigenetics Department at the Babraham Institute, in Dr Myriam Hemberger’s group. Her advice to girls hoping to study STEM…

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In Bed With The Gardeners

Nick Firman, Pembroke’s Head Gardner has worked at the College for 51 years. In that time, he has had a hand in shaping the beautiful grounds that we now enjoy.…

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The Parmee Prize

The 2016 Parmee Prize competition was held on Wednesday evening this week. Five entrants, who had been selected during the first round of the competition last week, had the opportunity to pitch their business idea to a panel of expert judges, and potentially win a prize of £1000 to invest in their business. First up was Jacob Baldwin (2013), a Classics undergraduate who has been designing and building his website for the past five years. Chatterfire is aimed at solving the problem of safe internet access for primary school children. Jacob began by listing some stats which reveal that almost half of UK children have messaged strangers on the internet…

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The Graduate Parlour Presents

Last week the Graduate Parlour held a 20/20 format seminar. Each of the five participants was allotted 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to explain their research to the…

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A cake that will bring back memories for every Pembroke student ;)

Bake Off: Lent Edition

Our Bake Off correspondent, Tam Blaxter (2013), is back with an update on the Graduate Parlour’s favourite baking contest… Another term of the Great Pembroke Bake Off has come to…

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Where is St David?

By Ben Guy (2013), PhD Student in Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic On the evening of the 1st of March, in a little house on Hobart Road, five friends will gather…

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