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Pembroke Iftar

On Saturday 2nd June a group of people from Pembroke and the University gathered for an Iftar feast. The Pembroke Iftar was hosted by Harum Mukhayer (2016), PhD candidate and Gates Scholar. Harum spent eight years working with the UN in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia prior to coming to Pembroke. She advises governments on the design and implementation of natural resources laws and policies, and is currently researching the…

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Day in the life: College Recorder

When she is not experiencing a day in the life of someone else and writing about it here, what does our College Recorder get up to? Here she tells all.…

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More than beans on toast

The food at Pembroke is so good that rumours have long circulated about a Michelin-starred chef hiding in the kitchens. But what really goes on? Our College Recorder investigates. When most of us are still dreaming under our duvets, Pembroke’s kitchen is one of the first areas of the College to wake up. Members of staff start arriving first thing in the morning to clean up from the night before and get the servery set up for the day. Breakfast is then available from 8am, when around 100 bleary-eyed students (including several packs of hungry rowers) descend on the mounds of toast, pastries, eggs and bacon, and pancakes. Alongside the…

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Pembroke’s going up

Charlotte Chorley (2012) graduated in June and here she reflects on her three years at the College. 2012 was the year of golden torches, diamond celebrations and yellow jerseys. Tuition…

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A day in the life: students in Kenya

Our ‘day in the life’ feature goes global as Katy Duff (2014) talks about a day volunteering with Maji Mazuri, a social development charity in Nairobi. She has spent a month of her…

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Goodbye to our Trainee Librarian

On Friday we said goodbye to Peter Czosnyka, our Graduate Trainee Librarian. In this farewell blog post he describes his year, his plans and his daily routine. You can compare it…

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