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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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Welfare in week five

Today marks the start of week five of Lent Term. Week five in Cambridge is characterised by the arrival of the blues. Essay deadlines are piling up, and the combinations of…

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Kate Beales: ‘I remember…’

Kate Beales (1984) was among the first group of women students to arrive at Pembroke. Since graduating she has worked as a theatre director, facilitator, coach and mediator. I absolutely treasure my memories of the whole Cambridge experience. Freshers’ week exists in my memory as just a blur of people. Everyone was so lovely and sociable, but it took two or three weeks to meet the people who would become my friends for life. On one of my very first days I walked into the bathroom and got the shock of my life. Another students living on my staircase had left his diving suit in the bath to soak, so…

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A day in the life: the Finance Office

If you work in a finance office, is it really all number crunching and coin counting? At Pembroke, six individuals make up the finance team: Andrew (Finance Manager), Michaela (student finance),…

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World-class speakers

How do you persuade one of the world’s best speakers to spend an evening talking to you and your friends? From Sir Roger Penrose to Charles Clarke, an impressive array of individuals have already…

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A day in the life: ASNaC

ASNaC is one of the most unusual courses on offer at Pembroke. Standing for Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, it allows students to combine their interests in history, language, literature, art…

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