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The Twelfth Annual William Pitt Seminar

This year's William Pitt Seminar brought macro-economics and mindfulness together to ask ‘Are we too busy to get anything done?’ Why, in a world with unprecedented technological advances, countless digital tools for boosting productivity, and numerous apps, courses and books to help individuals improve the way they work, are we so worried that we aren’t fulfilling our potential? The twelfth William Pitt Seminar – ‘The Productivity Paradox: Are we too busy…

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Europe from the inside

Pembroke students travel all over the world. On Tuesday, three current students revealed what it’s like to live abroad for a year. Now, Audrey Lejeune (2013) talks about spending her vacations ‘couchsurfing’ her way…

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A week at Pembroke House

Founded in 1885, Pembroke House is the College’s social action centre in Walworth, South London. Jess Farmery (2013) spent last week volunteering at Pembroke House in order to help with various Christmas activities and this is a diary of her experience. Monday After spending a fantastic two weeks volunteering at Pembroke House in July, I couldn’t wait to return during the Christmas vacation. The office team and the other volunteers were so friendly and welcoming, and I felt that I really had a positive impact during my short but intense time there. I arrive in the morning, after catching the train from Oxford, and have a chat with the office team so…

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Escaping the bubble

Undergraduates studying Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge spend their third year living abroad. We asked three Pembroke students currently on their year abroad to give us an update at different points…

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Research roundup 2014

For the last blog post of 2014, we give you a roundup of the year’s research and news at Pembroke. Throughout the year, fellows and students at Pembroke have continued to publish…

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Studying satire

Even if you have never read Dante’s Divine Comedy, you will probably be aware of the basic plot. A character called Dante, a fictionalised version of the author himself, travels…

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