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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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Seven days of Christmas

Advent is a particularly busy time for Pembroke’s chapel and choir. As Michaelmas term draws to a close and students set about celebrating Bridgemas, there seems to be no end…

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The butler

The butler business is booming. Thanks to Downton Abbey there has been a recent surge in the number of households requesting the services of their very own Mr Carson. But in Cambridge it’s not a new phenomenon – butlers have always held a central position within the colleges. Here Pembroke’s butler, Savino Cafagna, talks about his role: Beneath the College’s main kitchen runs a maze of corridors connecting the various pastry kitchens, fridges, store cupboards and changing rooms. Nestled amongst it all is the office of the College Butler. Savino – know to everyone in College as Savio – is not always to be found at his desk, although he is almost…

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Mary Boppins: Freshers’ Panto 2014

Christmas pantomimes are something of a tradition at Pembroke. The College Gazette records that the Pembroke Players staged a pantomime at Pembroke House in December 1970, describing it as ‘an…

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Life, art and books

Our library staff are making the most of the Christmas vacation as an opportunity to work on the stock in our beautiful Rosenthal Art Library. But do you know how…

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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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