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Pembroke Iftar

On Saturday 2nd June a group of people from Pembroke and the University gathered for an Iftar feast. The Pembroke Iftar was hosted by Harum Mukhayer (2016), PhD candidate and Gates Scholar. Harum spent eight years working with the UN in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia prior to coming to Pembroke. She advises governments on the design and implementation of natural resources laws and policies, and is currently researching the…

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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…

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One year, two wheels

Peter Dudfield (2007) took a year off from his PhD and spent it cycling around the world. Having recently returned, he discussed his journey at this week's meeting of the Ivory Tower Society, a 'society for the discussion of everything' run by Pembroke's graduate community. Here is his story: ‘Last year I cycled over 30,000 km, crossing two opposite points on the globe and raising over £17,000 for the British Red Cross. The only things I had with me were my bike, five bags containing clothes, tools and food, three water bottles, a petrol camping stove and my tent. I had no luxuries at all: no pillow, no spoon and the only…

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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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International adventures

Following Thursday’s post on Peter’s round-the-world cycle tour, two more Pembroke students speak about their recent adventures abroad. Patrick Kirkham (2011) did a CCRC Asia internship in China over the summer:…

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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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