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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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Pembroke & the Cambridge Union

This year the Cambridge Union celebrates its 200th birthday. In this series of three blog posts we explore Pembroke’s long-standing connection to the famous debating society. From its humble beginnings…

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A day in the life: Dr Anna Young

Ever wanted to read a Fellow's diary? Dr Anna Young, Maudslay-Butler Research Fellow at Pembroke College, works in the Department of Engineering. Here she shares a day in her life: Wednesday 5th March 2015 6.30am I am woken by a combination of my alarm clock (Emmet from the Lego Movie) and the Today programme. An hour or so later, I’m up and ready to cycle to West Cambridge. 8.00am Arrive at the lab. Last week was spent testing a model tidal turbine at a facility in France, so my main task at the moment is processing the data from that and preparing for the next test in a few weeks’ time. Today my…

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Pulling out all the stops

Richard Parkinson (Engineering, 2013) talks about life as an organ scholar at Pembroke. What does it mean to be an organ scholar? The most obvious bit is playing the organ,…

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Medieval musical manuscripts

The Easter vacation offers the perfect opportunity for Pembroke students to pop next door and take a stroll around the awe-inspiring galleries at the Fitzwilliam Museum. I love doing Cambridge…

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From thesis to bookshop shelf

Toby Matthiesen’s latest book, The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism, received its official UK launch at the Cambridge University Press book shop in late February. The book is based…

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