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Welcome (back) to Pembroke!

We are now approaching the third week of term; our new students have begun to settle in and returning students have quickly returned to life at Pembroke. It's easy to lose track at this time of year because of the huge number of events taking place. Freshers' week activities give way to weekly society meetings and talks; there are seminars and concerts to attend, and the College Choirs are back…

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Meet the Development Director

Three question for Matthew Mellor, Pembroke’s Development Director. How would you describe your role? My team is primarily responsible for keeping in touch with our members and also, of course,…

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A day in the life: Dr Anna Young

Ever wanted to read a Fellow's diary? Dr Anna Young, Maudslay-Butler Research Fellow at Pembroke College, works in the Department of Engineering. Here she shares a day in her life: Wednesday 5th March 2015 6.30am I am woken by a combination of my alarm clock (Emmet from the Lego Movie) and the Today programme. An hour or so later, I’m up and ready to cycle to West Cambridge. 8.00am Arrive at the lab. Last week was spent testing a model tidal turbine at a facility in France, so my main task at the moment is processing the data from that and preparing for the next test in a few weeks’ time. Today my…

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A day in the life: Dr William Fawcett

What is a typical day like for an academic at Pembroke? Dr William Fawcett, Bye-Fellow in Architecture gives us a glimpse: 7am Alarm – as usual, it comes just a little…

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Sacred sciptures at Thubten Choling monastery

Pembroke and Nepal II

Dr Hildegard Diemberger, Fellow in Social Anthropology, works extensively in Nepal. Hildegard regularly visits the region and conducts much of her core research in the areas affected by the recent earthquake. As…

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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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