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Hidden Places at Pembroke: the Vestry

There are some places in Pembroke that most of our members and visitors won't usually see. One of these is known best to the Choirs of Pembroke: the Vestry. The vestry is a small room by the Chapel, accessed by the same easily-overlooked door that leads to the organ loft. Here the Choir get ready for services, store their robes, and of course make cups of tea. The vestry has…

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A day in the life: Café Pembroke

Café Pembroke is one of the social hubs of the College. It is run by Dawn, Becky and Justo, who recently joined the team. Here they describe a typical day:…

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A day in the life: the Finance Office

If you work in a finance office, is it really all number crunching and coin counting? At Pembroke, six individuals make up the finance team: Andrew (Finance Manager), Michaela (student finance), Susan (payroll), Helen (International Programmes), Ladan (sales invoicing/catering) and James (purchase invoices/payments). Together, they kept a diary to give you a glimpse of a typical day in the finance office. Tuesday 20th January 2015 5.30am  Helen: Alarm went off, cup of tea delivered by my husband. He has to police-escort the Queen today! 5.45am Susan: I arrive for work and find the office warm but the College quiet. Why so early? I live on the Isle of Wight and work flexibly…

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Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

Last week the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet came to Pembroke for a very special performance in honour of Sir Richard and Lady Dearlove. We spoke to Fergus McWilliam (horn) just…

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Welfare in week five

Today marks the start of week five of Lent Term. Week five in Cambridge is characterised by the arrival of the blues. Essay deadlines are piling up, and the combinations of…

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World-class speakers

How do you persuade one of the world’s best speakers to spend an evening talking to you and your friends? From Sir Roger Penrose to Charles Clarke, an impressive array of individuals have already…

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