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The Person Behind the Prize: An Interview with Richard Parmee

The Parmee Prize competition is an annual event that offers students a chance to win £2000 to kickstart their business. Richard Parmee (1970) is the driving force behind the prize. He began at Pembroke in the Natural Sciences Tripos, but after two years had migrated to Electrical Sciences in Engineering. This, it transpired, was a good decision, as he did well enough there to begin research in what is now signal…

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From thesis to bookshop shelf

Toby Matthiesen’s latest book, The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism, received its official UK launch at the Cambridge University Press book shop in late February. The book is based…

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Going once, going twice…

Taylor McCall (2013) reports on the Pembroke College Charity Auction, which raised money for the local charity CamFed. Members of Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge joined together on Friday 6 March 2015 for a live auction in support of Camfed. Organized by the Pembroke College Graduate Parlour Committee, spearheaded by Charity Officer Taylor McCall, the evening was the most successful student-run auction in College memory, raising over £2,000 for Camfed. The auction emphasized the donation of services members of the College could do for others, drawing on the talents and generosity of the diverse community. Services and items were donated by a wide range of members and included…

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Five minutes with Joe Thomas

When actor Joe Thomas (2003) came back to Cambridge for an interview with CAM Magazine, we spent five minutes catching up about his time at Pembroke. On my first night at…

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Cuckoo’s calling

A nine-year-old boy writes excitedly in his diary: ‘Cuckoo calling, first of the summer!’ Today, decades later, he still feels the same thrill when he hears that distinctive ‘wandering voice’.…

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A day in the life: History

Joe Spencer (2012) describes ‘a fairly standard day for a third year historian’. 8am First alarm goes off. 8.10am Second alarm goes off. 8.20am Third alarm goes off. 9.10am Oh dear!…

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