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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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Sir Robert Hitcham’s Almshouse Charity Trustees Visit

In the same will in which he left Framlingham Castle to Pembroke, Sir Robert Hitcham requested the building of a row of 12 almshouses in the town. These almshouses still stand and are in active use today as supported accommodation for local people who are elderly or infirm.  A Fellow of Pembroke is always among the trustees of the Sir Robert Hitcham Almshouse Charity.  Many of the other trustees visited Pembroke for the first time this month, and were given a tour of the College. They were also able to view historical documents relating to Framlingham. Following their arrival the Trustees were taken on a tour of the library by…

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Exploring Wilkie Collins’ Writing Desk

Wilkie Collins’ writing desk was kindly gifted to Pembroke by Rosemary Watt on 9th May 2017.  Graduate student Joseph Ashmore (2009) explored its story with the guidance of Librarian Patricia…

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