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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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Pembroke and Pandaemonium

As a new display at Pembroke shows, the College was once home to the man behind the pandemonium of the 2012 London Olympics. Resident members of the College may have…

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Pembroke & the Cambridge Union II

This post is the second in a three-part series exploring Pembroke’s long-standing connection with Cambridge’s famous debating society. Today we continue with a review of some of the influential Union Presidents to come from Pembroke. (Read the first post here). Humphry Berkeley (1944), President of Union Lent 1948 Berkeley is often described by those who knew him as a ‘colourful’ character. He rose to fame within the Union by speaking in the first ever university debate to be broadcast live to the nation. It drew a huge audience on the BBC Third Programme and the response to Berkeley’s ‘sparkling’ speech seemed to give him a taste for the spotlight. However,…

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What a pane

Where in Pembroke can you find a weesle headed armadillo, a great gogle eyed beetle and a nocoonaca? In the library, of course. The colourful stained glass window that runs…

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Pembroke & the Cambridge Union III

Pembroke has had a long and fruitful relationship with the Union, which continues today. This is the third part in a series of blog posts exploring that connection. The first and…

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Pembroke & the Cambridge Union

This year the Cambridge Union celebrates its 200th birthday. In this series of three blog posts we explore Pembroke’s long-standing connection to the famous debating society. From its humble beginnings…

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