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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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Meet the President

Wave your flags and strike up the marching band: Pembroke’s Junior Parlour Committee has elected a new President. Pembroke’s Junior Parlour (JP) is run by a committee of students who…

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Euro Vision

Economics student Jonathan Hazell (2012) has won the 2014 Brian Riley Declamation Prize. The prize was awarded after Jonathan impressed the judges at the annual event on Tuesday 18th November. Below is his speech, in which he passionately argues that the Eurozone has been an economic disaster and must break up as soon as possible. Our website also contains details of this year's contest and more information about the prize itself. Break up the Euro Now Any discussion of Europe, right now, must surely start with economic calamity currently unfolding. Think, for a second, of its scale. The Greek economy is 2/3 of its size 6 years ago. 60% of Spanish youths are unemployed. Italy…

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In the line of fire

It seems fitting that, as a scholar of International Law, Dr Sarah Nouwen has spent much of her career travelling the world. Sarah grew up in the Netherlands, home of…

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Hidden art

In July 2014, two remarkable discoveries were made at Cambridge colleges. At Newnham, librarians found a secret stash of chocolate bars in a hollowed-out book. At Trinity, builders discovered newspaper…

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International adventures

Following Thursday’s post on Peter’s round-the-world cycle tour, two more Pembroke students speak about their recent adventures abroad. Patrick Kirkham (2011) did a CCRC Asia internship in China over the summer:…

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