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PKP Week 1

The first week of the Pembroke-King's Summer Programme has ended, and student Angie, of Illinois Wesleyan University, tells us about her experiences so far. Every time I enter the historic gates of Pembroke or King's, I am in awe at the beauty and nobility of the campuses. Everywhere I turn in this incredible city, there are captivating ornate buildings housing the same incredible intelligence that fostered some of the most talented…

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May Week is in June

May Week, as Clive James (1964) famously put it, is in June. It’s a week of celebrations as students finish their exams and enjoy garden parties, drinks receptions and balls. It…

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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 is too narrow for boats to race side-by-side, they line up with a distance of about 1½ boat lengths between them. Each boat then races to catch up with the crew ahead of it them - known as 'bumping'. They must also avoid being 'bumped' by the crew behind them. If you cross the finish line without being either bumped, or bumping, you have 'rowed over'. The final aim is to keep bumping until you reach the top of the first…

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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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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…

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