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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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Wren, Matthew (1585-1667)

Halloween Horror

With Halloween fast approaching, let’s take a look back through time at some of the more unpleasant fates to have befallen Pembroke’s alumni… Out of the Frying Pan, into the…

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From CB2 to W1A

In honour of the BBC themed bop on Friday, we spoke to Mark Mann (1999) who now works as a technology transfer manager at the Beeb. As Mark Mann (1999) ushers me into BBC’s Broadcasting House, I’m expecting folding bikes, bean bags and meeting rooms with silly names. I’m not disappointed. Surrounding the buzzing news room are huge red orb lights, absurdly high-backed sofas and plenty of passive-aggressive notes stuck to the office furniture announcing: ‘DO NOT MOVE THIS CHAIR.’ ‘I have watched W1A,’ says Mark, ‘but I don’t see it is a comedy programme at all. It’s pure documentary.’ Watching TV as a child, Mark dreamed of working at…

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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…

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Ruined home in the rural Sindhupalchowk district, about 50 miles from Kathmandu. Photo credit: Russell Watkins/DFID

Pembroke and Nepal III

Deepa Solanki (2009) graduated from Pembroke in 2012 and is now a Manager in the South Asia practice of Adam Smith International, a leading international advisory firm. For the past year and a half…

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Pembroke and Pandaemonium

As a new display at Pembroke shows, the College was once home to the man behind the pandemonium of the 2012 London Olympics. Resident members of the College may have…

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