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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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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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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 house in Europe’. Abbey House was built on the site of a dissolved Augustinian priory. In the late nineteenth century the building was let out to families and, from 1904 to 1910, it was the home of a Pembroke fellow named J C Lawson. Lawson and his wife were awoken on their first night in the house by the sound of loud banging at midnight, for which they never found an explanation. Three years later his family began to see…

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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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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,…

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The house that Izhan & Roberta built

There probably aren’t many students that spend their holidays building flat-pack houses in deprived Brazilian favelas. Yet that’s just what Izhan Khan (Engineering, 2012) and Roberta Wilkinson (Natural Sciences, 2013)…

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