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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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Sporting successes

Men’s sport is thriving at Pembroke. This term has seen significant successes for several of Pembroke’s sportsmen. Here, a few of them describe the highs and lows. Mark Nelson (2012), member…

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Life, art and books

Our library staff are making the most of the Christmas vacation as an opportunity to work on the stock in our beautiful Rosenthal Art Library. But do you know how it got here? In December 2013, the publisher Tom Rosenthal (1956) donated his extensive collection of art books to Pembroke. The decision was made to house them in a special room, which was renamed the Rosenthal Art Library. The shelves were cleared, the room redecorated, bookcases resized and the carpet cleaned in order to make the room ready for 2,000 books to arrive. Each was labelled with a distinctive R on the spine. One year ago today, on Tuesday 3rd December…

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Seven days of Christmas

Advent is a particularly busy time for Pembroke’s chapel and choir. As Michaelmas term draws to a close and students set about celebrating Bridgemas, there seems to be no end…

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Mary Boppins: Freshers’ Panto 2014

Christmas pantomimes are something of a tradition at Pembroke. The College Gazette records that the Pembroke Players staged a pantomime at Pembroke House in December 1970, describing it as ‘an…

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The butler

The butler business is booming. Thanks to Downton Abbey there has been a recent surge in the number of households requesting the services of their very own Mr Carson. But…

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