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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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Why I Row

PhD student and member of the PCBC W1, Courtney Landers reflects on how she started rowing and her love of the sport. It's a small source of pride when I'm talking about rowing with someone and they ask me ‘so you rowed at school?’ Because the answer is no, nope, absolutely not. For starters it wasn't an option, but more importantly I hated sport at school. I spent my adolescence in a state of constant exhaustion, I had no body mass and I burned in the Australian sun in five minutes. I also hated sport during my undergrad. By my third year I'd discovered Les Mills classes and resistance training,…

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Choir in Croatia

Pembroke graduate Katharine Griffiths (2012) reflects on the Pembroke Chapel Choir’s recent trip to Croatia Herbie Hancock, the prolific American jazz musician, once said ‘music happens to be an art…

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Daring Engineering in Dar

The Cambridge Development Initiative (CDI) was launched in 2014 by Cambridge students who believed that students are able to make a positive impact on the world even before they have…

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Puppies at Pembroke

In an effort to help reduce the stress caused by exams, the JP invited three puppies to the college for students to play with. Members of the JP and GP…

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