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Meet the Athletes: Varsity Women’s Rugby

Fiona Shuttleworth (2015) is a third year vet student and Rugby player. She was named CURUFC women’s forward of the year following the women’s squad’s win against Oxford in December.  Fiona took up rugby in her second year, and has played in two Varsity games. What made you start playing rugby? I’ve always been sporty.  In my second year I wanted to pick up a sport, and it was between…

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Hoopoe hoopoe horrah

This week a new Children's Laureate was announced. Author, illustrator and cartoonist Chris Riddell has taken over from Malorie Blackman, making him the ninth Children's Laureate. But did you know that the medal he received is based on an item in the Pembroke archive? It is traditional for those who take on the role of UK Poet Laureate to be given something to drink. Reportedly, the original salary that came with the role was £200 per year plus a 'butt' of wine. In 1970s the custom was revived when John Betjeman was given the equivalent of 600 bottles of sherry. Ever since, the Poet Laureate has received a barrel of sherry, which they…

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BT staff seconded to Pembroke

In May 2015, nine delegates from BT enjoyed a short secondment to the University of Cambridge. Members were selected from the Technology, Service and Operations Talent group to spend two…

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Throughout May Bumps, Pembroke’s crews put in a proud effort and they all bumped at least once. The May Bumps are the University’s annual summer rowing races. As the river…

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PCAFC tour to Barcelona

In March of this year, PCAFC went on tour for the first time in over a decade. The personal efforts of Captain Mark Bittlestone, a generous donation from Keith Sykes…

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