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The Twelfth Annual William Pitt Seminar

This year's William Pitt Seminar brought macro-economics and mindfulness together to ask ‘Are we too busy to get anything done?’ Why, in a world with unprecedented technological advances, countless digital tools for boosting productivity, and numerous apps, courses and books to help individuals improve the way they work, are we so worried that we aren’t fulfilling our potential? The twelfth William Pitt Seminar – ‘The Productivity Paradox: Are we too busy…

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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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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 it got here? In December 2013, the publisher Tom Rosenthal (1956) donated his extensive collection of art books to Pembroke. The decision was made to house them in a special room, which was renamed the Rosenthal Art Library. The shelves were cleared, the room redecorated, bookcases resized and the carpet cleaned in order to make the room ready for 2,000 books to arrive. Each was labelled with a distinctive R on the spine. One year ago today, on Tuesday 3rd December…

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Five minutes with Joe Thomas

When actor Joe Thomas (2003) came back to Cambridge for an interview with CAM Magazine, we spent five minutes catching up about his time at Pembroke. On my first night at…

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Kate Beales: ‘I remember…’

Kate Beales (1984) was among the first group of women students to arrive at Pembroke. Since graduating she has worked as a theatre director, facilitator, coach and mediator. I absolutely…

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‘One of the guys’

This year Pembroke is marking 30 years since women students were admitted to the College. Sovaida Ma’ani Ewing was one of the first women to graduate from Pembroke College. She arrived as a…

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