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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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Fauré and Fund-raising: Tuesday nights at Pembroke

On Tuesday last week a small audience was treated to the first in a new series of recitals in aid of the Syrian refugee crisis. Anna Lapwood, Director of Music, tells Kit Smart more about the recitals. The Tuesday recitals are a new scheme set up this year as part of the College’s ongoing commitment to raise money for the Syrian Refugee Crisis. We have so many links with fantastically talented musicians both in Cambridge and beyond, and so we thought it would make sense to showcase them whilst simultaneously raising money for a very important cause.   We’re hoping to also use the series to revive links with old members…

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An Italian Serata with Antonio Carluccio

It was with great pleasure that Pembroke was able to welcome back Antonio Carluccio OBE and his partner Sabine Stevenson for this year’s Italian Serata. By guest author Dr Ambrogio…

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William Pitt Seminar

On Friday 14th October the college held the 11th annual William Pitt seminar, with the theme of “A Higher Purpose: the role of universities in C21st Britain’ Below is a…

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