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The Person Behind the Prize: An Interview with Richard Parmee

The Parmee Prize competition is an annual event that offers students a chance to win £2000 to kickstart their business. Richard Parmee (1970) is the driving force behind the prize. He began at Pembroke in the Natural Sciences Tripos, but after two years had migrated to Electrical Sciences in Engineering. This, it transpired, was a good decision, as he did well enough there to begin research in what is now signal…

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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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Fact meets fiction

‘I have incredibly clear memories of my time at Pembroke,’ says the author Richard Beard (1985). His recollections of these real events regularly blur into imagined stories. ‘My memories of Pembroke probably provide about 40 per cent of the material of my dreams I should think. Unresolved memories, unresolved events…’ However Richard does not, like so many others, suffer from nightmares about finals. ‘I didn’t have much exam phobia in the first place,’ he says. ‘I had a strange experience where about an hour into my last exam I just sat up, looked out of the window and thought, this is absurd. This whole process is pointless. I could write…

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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…

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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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