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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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One year, two wheels

Peter Dudfield (2007) took a year off from his PhD and spent it cycling around the world. Having recently returned, he discussed his journey at this week’s meeting of the Ivory Tower…

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From financier to foodie

After a long day in the office, all you want is to get home and eat dinner. The last thing you fancy is writing a shopping list, traipsing around the supermarket, lugging home the heavy bags and starting to cook. This was how Pembroke graduate student Timo Schmidt (2014) felt. At the time he was working ‘ridiculous hours’ in the city as an analyst at Rothschild and then as Vice President at Petrus Advisers. Timo loved cooking, but he needed a simpler way to prepare fresh, healthy and delicious food when spare time was short. Enter James Carter, a fellow banker and food-lover. The pair met on a Rothschild’s training course…

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Cry ‘Havoc!’

How do you mount a production of Julius Caesar with only one week to rehearse? We go behind the scenes of the 2014 Pembroke Freshers’ Play. This year’s Pembroke Freshers’…

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Sing a song of science

As you may have seen from our news pages, today Pembroke fellow Professor Tim Bussey has released a music video. She Blinded Me With Science is the title song of…

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Spooky stories

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time for some spooky stories… 1. Abbey House Tucked behind Newmarket Road in Cambridge sits what is purported to be ‘the most haunted…

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