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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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Matriculation Matters

One of the most important part of freshers’ week is the matriculation of our new students During a ceremony in the Old Library, students are matriculated into the college and the…

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Sitting on History

This week Kit takes a look at the amazing cushions found in Pembroke's Chapel The Pembroke College Chapel has stood for around 350 years. Gifted to the College by Matthew Wren after a promise he made during his imprisonment in the Tower of London, the Chapel is renowned for being the first building designed by Matthew’s nephew, Sir Christopher Wren. However, arguably the Chapel’s greatest treasures sit unassumingly underneath the noses of the congregation: the cushions. Commissioned by Matthew Wren, it is thought that they were made either before he was imprisoned in the Tower between 1638 and 1641 or after his release in 1660. The latter seems most likely…

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Treasures of Pembroke College Library

Pembroke Rare Books cataloguer, Adriana Celmare, writes on the cataloguing project and an upcoming exhibition of incunabula and rare items The cataloguing project of the Incunabula Collection at Pembroke College…

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Henry Moore sculpture in Pembroke

This week, Figure in a Shelter (1983) was installed in Foundress Court The college received the statue on loan from the Henry Moore Foundation, which was founded in 1977 to…

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Art in Old Court

If you have stopped by Pembroke’s Old Court in the past week you may have noticed something out of the ordinary along the Cloisters. Hannah Quinlivan, a Visual Arts PhD…

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