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Meet the students: Welfare Officer

Mental health is an important topic to discuss at any time of the year, but for many students it becomes more pressing an issue in exam term. The Junior Parlour Committee includes a JP Welfare Officer who supports students and organises events to relax and de-stress. Amaani Ahmed (2016) is the current JPC welfare officer, and told Kit Smart what being welfare officer involves: What does a JPC Welfare Officer do?  We’re…

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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 medal he received is based on an item in the Pembroke archive? It is traditional for those who take on the role of UK Poet Laureate to be given something to drink. Reportedly, the original salary that came with the role was £200 per year plus a 'butt' of wine. In 1970s the custom was revived when John Betjeman was given the equivalent of 600 bottles of sherry. Ever since, the Poet Laureate has received a barrel of sherry, which they…

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BT staff seconded to Pembroke

In May 2015, nine delegates from BT enjoyed a short secondment to the University of Cambridge. Members were selected from the Technology, Service and Operations Talent group to spend two…

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#DoItForDearlove

Throughout May Bumps, Pembroke’s crews put in a proud effort and they all bumped at least once. The May Bumps are the University’s annual summer rowing races. As the river…

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PCAFC tour to Barcelona

In March of this year, PCAFC went on tour for the first time in over a decade. The personal efforts of Captain Mark Bittlestone, a generous donation from Keith Sykes…

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