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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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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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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 for a celebratory meal. They gather in honour of a ‘national’ day, notwithstanding their own diverse national origins. Their unity derives not from a shared heritage, but from a genuine fascination with Welsh culture, language and history. The occasion, of course, is the feast day of St David, patron saint of Wales. But if your local shop hasn’t yet sold out of leeks and daffodils, it might be because St David hasn’t travelled very far beyond his country’s bounds. It’s…

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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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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…

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The Great Pembroke Bake-Off

Throughout Michaelmas term, graduate students have been participating in a most exciting event: the Great Pembroke Bake-Off! Every Sunday afternoon, the Graduate Parlour fills up with students eager to compete,…

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