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The Person Behind the Prize: An Interview with Richard Parmee

The Parmee Prize competition is an annual event that offers students a chance to win £2000 to kickstart their business. Richard Parmee (1970) is the driving force behind the prize. He began at Pembroke in the Natural Sciences Tripos, but after two years had migrated to Electrical Sciences in Engineering. This, it transpired, was a good decision, as he did well enough there to begin research in what is now signal…

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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…

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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 clippings and personal notes from the First World War hidden behind the plasterwork. However, neither seemed as extraordinary as a discovery made at Pembroke fifty years ago, in 1964. The Hitcham Building was completed in the 1660s, at around the same time that the College chapel was built. The large room on the first floor was later turned into a fellow’s set to house one of the College’s most celebrated members, the poet Thomas Gray. In the 1960s it was…

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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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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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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…

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