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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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The statistics of Old Norse spelling

Our graduates study a wide variety of subjects. Here, Tam Blaxter (2013) explains his work on Old Norse. What are you studying? The broad area that I work on is…

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No Spain, no gain

In a new annual tradition, Pembroke College Boat Club heads to Spain each January for an intense training camp. Following her recent article on rowing for The Telegraph, Charlotte Chorley (2012) reveals what really happened in Seville this January, with photos by Helena Roy (2013). Following the resounding success of last year’s inaugural rowing trip to Seville, the beautiful River Guadalquivir was once again dominated by martlet-spotted Lycra and dreams of getting blades as PCBC took a squad of enthusiastic rowers to start the Lent Bumps campaign early and ferociously. Waving goodbye to the frosted tips of Cambridge early in January, the chosen few were soon transported to sunny Spain where vast expanses…

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Bookworms

The ‘NADFAS ladies’ are just one example of the work that goes on behind the scenes at Pembroke. Jane, Mavis and Rosemary are all volunteers with the Cambridge branch of…

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Peak performance

Pembroke’s women take to the ski slopes. Back at the start of December, when most of Pembroke’s undergraduates were preparing for the end-of-term Christmas bop, Liz Adams (2013) was delving…

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Europe from the inside

Pembroke students travel all over the world. On Tuesday, three current students revealed what it’s like to live abroad for a year. Now, Audrey Lejeune (2013) talks about spending her vacations ‘couchsurfing’ her way…

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