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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 Lieder Scheme

This week on the blog we are exploring some of the other musical opportunities on offer at Pembroke. Today – the Lieder Scheme. In 2013 Pembroke’s Director of Music, Dr Sam Barrett,…

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PCAFC tour to Barcelona

In March of this year, PCAFC went on tour for the first time in over a decade. The personal efforts of Captain Mark Bittlestone, a generous donation from Keith Sykes and a College grant enabled twenty-five Valencians to represent PCAFC abroad in the heart of Spain’s footballing powerhouse region: Catalonia. Following an inevitably tiresome journey from Cambridge to Barcelona the morning after Bop on 13th March, the PCAFC first team and a newly inaugurated PCAFC Bittlestone Invitational Side arrived in the seaside resort of Lloret de Mar. After making the most of Hotel Samba’s luxuries and enjoying the, albeit sunshine-bereft, beaches, the PCAFC first XI took on the local youth…

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May Week is in June

May Week, as Clive James (1964) famously put it, is in June. It’s a week of celebrations as students finish their exams and enjoy garden parties, drinks receptions and balls. It…

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#DoItForDearlove

Throughout May Bumps, Pembroke’s crews put in a proud effort and they all bumped at least once. The May Bumps are the University’s annual summer rowing races. As the river…

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Chess champion

The internet is abuzz with news of Magnus Carlsen, the chess grandmaster who recently took on three opponents simultaneously, whilst blindfolded, and won. But did you know that Pembroke has its…

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